BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2330-43XX) SPECIAL TRANSFER CLERK, AIR MAIL
September 8, 2009
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
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
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.
1. Applicants must have a total of 3 1/2 years experience, which
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
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.
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.
Applicant must be physically able to perform
efficiently the duties of the position.
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
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.