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SPECIAL TRANSFER CLERK AMF
OCCUPATION CODE: 2330-43XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-08
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
Q2330k

(2330-43XX) SPECIAL TRANSFER CLERK, AIR MAIL




DOCUMENT DATE:
September 8, 2009

FUNCTION:
As the principal or only representative at an airport where there is no AMF, arranges for the transportation of mail by air, providing for the expeditious movement of mails by maintaining personal contact with air carrier representatives.

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

REQUIREMENTS:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES 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. Knowledge and understanding of mail processing, distribution, and dispatch operations, gained through experience in an airport mail facility, mobile unit, transfer office, truck terminal, or outgoing mail section of a post office. 2. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. 3. Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Applicants must have a total of 3 1/2 years experience, which

includes:
a. a minimum of 3 years General Experience; and b. 1/2 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. 2. Applicants must have experience which has provided familiarity with airmail transportation services and sufficient knowledge of airmail schemes and schedules to enable the candidate to direct the expeditious distribution and routing of airmail under normal and emergency

conditions, and which has demonstrated the following:
a. Ability to communicate ideas clearly both orally and in writing. b. Ability to interpret and apply postal regulations, particularly those concerned with airmail operations. In addition to the above, total background experience of applicants must

demonstrate:
a. Ability to provide technical guidance to lower level employees. b. Ability to schedule work, either materials or people. c. Ability to find quickly, understand, and use information in mail schemes and schedules, corrections thereto, and other instructions making changes in distribution and dispatch procedures. d. Ability to work independently. 3. Applicants must have either (a) qualified within the past three years on the essential airmail scheme or schemes to which he/she will be assigned, or (b) if not currently qualified on the essential schemes, must qualify within 90 days.

Note:
The required amount of experience will not 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicant must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
Applicants must have exhibited the tact and firmness required for appropriate person-to-person dealings with representatives of common and contract carriers and other postal employees. They must have shown a willingness to accept responsibility, leadership capacity, integrity, dependability, emotional stability and potential for further advancement. For some positions the work requires a particular background of experience of training, knowledge of particular types of mail operations, or the possession of a particular skill. Selective placement may be used to fill those positions which require such special experience, training or skill.

  Occ Code: 2330-43XX

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