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BULK MAIL CLERK
OCCUPATION CODE: 2320-15XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-07
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
2301b
(2320-15XX ) BULK MAIL CLERK



DOCUMENT DATE:
March 9, 2010

FUNCTION:
Accepts, verifies, classifies, and computes postage on all classes of domestic and international business mail. Provides customer assistance to ensure customer's understanding of postal mailing standards, mail preparation requirements and methods of presentation.

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

REQUIREMENTS:
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 provide proactive customer service, as it relates to providing advice and/or information specific to the customer's individual mailing needs. Includes asking appropriate questions, listening to the customer and providing information or services, anticipating needs and volunteering information about changes in policies or procedures that may affect a customer's mailing. 2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to express ideas or facts clearly and logically when answering questions, giving instructions or explaining complex postal regulations and procedures. 3. Ability to work and deal with people as it relates to interacting tactfully and respectfully with customers and coworkers. Includes dealing effectively and calmly with complaints, problems and difficult customers by exercising courtesy, etiquette and self- control at all times. 4. Ability to follow instructions, either oral or written, such as directions, instructions, equipment operating information, and directions included in forms or manuals, and applying relevant information as needed. 5. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations refers to performing basic calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with whole numbers, fractions and decimals. 6. Ability to identify and analyze problems, including gathering necessary information and resources, evaluating and summarizing the information, and arriving at an appropriate recommendation or course of action. 7. Ability to work without immediate supervision. 8. Ability to safely perform the duties common to the 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

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants who qualify and are selected under this standard will be required to complete prescribed training satisfactorily. This includes successful completion of the introductory business mail entry course and Exam 425, and successful completion of the business mail academy and Exam 427.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to lift mail sacks weighing up to 70 pounds.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
When filled internally, this position usually involves a deferment period during which the senior bidder is provided appropriate combinations of training, testing, and practical demonstration of ability to perform in the actual position. Bulk Mail Clerks must work their assigned tour and days of work. Bulk Mail Clerks must follow Postal Service policies and procedures for personal conduct at work, including adhering to rules and regulations. Bulk Mail Clerks 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: 2320-15XX

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