BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2310-0012) CLERK/SPECIAL DELIVERY MESSENGER
MARCH 9, 2010
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
There are no separately evaluated knowledge, skill, or ability
requirements for this position.
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which
includes the following measures of job-related knowledge, skills, and
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.
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.
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