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CLERK/SPECIAL DELIVERY MESSENGER
OCCUPATION CODE: 2310-0012
JOB LEVEL: P7-06
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
2310i
(2310-0012) CLERK/SPECIAL DELIVERY MESSENGER



DOCUMENT DATE:
MARCH 9, 2010

FUNCTION:
Responsible for the prompt and efficient delivery and collection of mail on foot or by vehicle under varying conditions in a prescribed area within a city. As representatives of the Postal Service, these employees maintain pleasant and effective public relations with customers. This requires a general familiarity with postal regulations and procedures commonly used and with the geography of the city.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given above.

REQUIREMENTS:
There are no separately evaluated knowledge, skill, or ability requirements for this position.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which includes the following measures of job-related knowledge, skills, and

abilities:
A. Address Checking B. Forms Completion C. Coding & Memory D. Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 804, Initial Road Test, which assesses basic driving skills using a passenger vehicle. The test reflects the typical, normal driving conditions encountered by carriers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. A physical examination will be required before appointment. The examination must show that the applicants are physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position, which require arduous exertion involving prolonged standing, walking, and reaching, and may involve the handling of heavy sacks of mail. Distant vision must test 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye, corrective lenses permitted. The ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters is required. Corrective lenses are permitted. Carriers and Special Delivery Messengers are responsible for the prompt and efficient delivery and collection of mail on foot or by vehicle under varying conditions in a prescribed area or on various routes. They may be required to drive motor vehicles in all kinds of traffic and road conditions and to deliver parcel post from trucks and make collections of mail from various boxes or other locations. They may be required to carry mail in shoulder satchels weighing as much as 35 pounds and to load and unload sacks of mail weighing up to 70 pounds. They must serve in all kinds of weather.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
Applicants must have a valid states driver's license, and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. Clerks/Special Delivery Messengers must work their assigned tour and days of work. Clerks/Special Delivery Messengers must follow Postal Service policies and procedures for personal conduct at work, including adhering to rules and regulations. Clerks/Special Delivery Messengers are required to provide service to the public. They must maintain a neat and professional appearance in such interactions, including wearing a uniform and name tag when required.

  Occ Code: 2310-0012

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