BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2315-7153) MAIL PROCESSING CLERK
Performs a variety of clerk duties required to process mail using mail
processing equipment or manual methods of sortation and distribution.
May work with or without direct supervision or as a working leader to
one or more mail processing employees resolving problems that may occur
during tour operations and determining when a supervisor should be
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. The
KSAs are demonstrated by successful completion of tests and specified
training, unless otherwise noted. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is
1. Ability to provide oversight, direction and support of co-workers in
the absence of a supervisor.
2. Ability to communicate orally (refers to expressing spoken ideas or
facts clearly and logically when answering questions, giving
instructions, and providing information).
3. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations (refers to
performing basic calculations such as addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division with whole numbers).
4. Ability to identify and analyze problems by gathering information
from both oral and written sources and develop an appropriate course of
action to resolve the situation.
5. Ability to safely perform the duties common to the 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 have a minimum of one year experience in a mail
Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of
Lead Mail Processing Clerks must work their assigned tour and days of
work often within an industrial plant environment. Lead Mail Processing
Clerks must follow Postal Service policies and procedures for personal
conduct at work, including adhering to rules and regulations.
Lead Mail Processing Clerks at any time may be assigned to provide
service to the public. They must maintain a neat and professional
appearance and demeanor in such interactions, including wearing a
uniform when required.