BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2315-62XX) MAIL HANDLER TECHNICIAN
DOCUMENT DATE: November 30, 1987
At a centralized pouching point or opening unit or "routing point" (in
largest post offices), performs the sorting of pouches, sacks, and/or
trays of preferential mail and routes them to the appropriate processing
or dispatching point. This includes incoming and outgoing surface
pouches, incoming and outgoing airmail pouches, transit pouches,
incoming and transit sacks of newspapers, and sacks of special delivery
and special handling parcels and papers. This position is for use only
in sectional centers and other large post offices (over 500 employees)
where the volume of incoming, outgoing or transit mail warrants a
centralized pouching point or opening unit or routing point
substantially on a full-time basis during the tour involved.
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.
B-10. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
B-22. Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.
B-45. Ability to understand and comply with written and verbal
instructions and give understandable information in verbal and written
A minimum of two years of experience that has demonstrated the ability
to perform mail handling duties and the potential for higher level work.
Successful completion of a full 4-year high school course including
credits in commercial or business subjects such as general business
education, business arithmetic, and office practices or successful
completion of a full academic year of 36 weeks of business school may be
substituted for the two years of general experience.
Note: The required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted
as proof of qualification. The applicant's record of experience and
training must show the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
the position. Vision of 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye and ability to read
without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are
required. Corrective lenses are permitted. Ability to distinguish basic
colors and shades is desirable. Ability to hear the conversational voice
is required; hearing aids are permitted.
The duties and responsibilities of the assignment require the selection
of an applicant who has demonstrated cooperativeness in working with
others in situations requiring responsiveness and flexibility under
pressure as well as the ability to get the cooperation of fellow