BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2315-0036) PARCEL POST DISTRIBUTOR (MACHINE)
MARCH 9, 2010
Makes incoming or outgoing parcel post separations on an electro-
mechanical parcel post sorting machine by operation of a keyboard
applying codes utilizing either (1) a city distribution scheme covering
delivery points such as carrier routes and stations and branches not
limited to ZIP Code keying; or (2) an approved outgoing scheme which
must include distribution by other than ZIP Code, directs, alphabetical
or geographical groupings; or a combination of (1) and (2). Must be
able to demonstrate and maintain machine distribution at an average rate
of at least 30 parcels per minute on incoming parcels, or at an average
rate of at least 35 parcels per minute on outgoing parcels, or at an
average rate of at least 30 parcels per minute on mixed incoming and
outgoing parcels; with an accuracy rate of 98 percent.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each
KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified
positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily.
Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of
experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.
Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of
each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
1. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
2. Safety in performance of duties common to the position.
3. Ability to work with others.
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 demonstrate the ability to key with at least 98 percent
accuracy on the type of machine, the method of distribution or
separation, and at the minimum rate of distribution or separation
appropriate to the position. Must be able to sort incoming or outgoing
parcels by established schemes, requiring schemes examination at an
average rate of at least 30 parcels per minute on incoming mail, 35
parcels per minute on outgoing mail, and 30 parcels per minute on
combined incoming and outgoing mail.
Applicant must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
Parcel Post Distributor (Machine) must work their assigned tour and days
of work often within an industrial plant environment. Parcel Post
Distributor (Machine) must follow Postal Service policies and procedures
for personal conduct at work, including adhering to rules and