United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10072183
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Job Posting Period
12/24/2016 – 12/30/2016
ASSISTANT RURAL CARRIER (ARC)
POSITION(S) WILL BE AT VARIOUS FACILITIES WITHIN THE 980, 981 AND 982 ZIP CODE AREA, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING FACILITY LOCATION:
LAKE STEVENS CARRIER ANNEX
12101 36TH ST NE
LAKE STEVENS, WA 98258-9997
CONTACT INFORMATION: STEVEN WOODSIDE, MANAGER, 425-334-5674
Title: ASSISTANT RURAL CARRIER (ARC)
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 2325-0002
Scheduled Days: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays observed by the USPS on an as needed basis.
During the onboarding period, ARCs must be available for required training on weekdays.
DRIVING REQUIRED: Applicants should have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record and at least two years of
unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger in the U.S. or its possessions or territories or in U.S. military
SALARY RANGE: $17.40 per hour paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 544327
BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a non-career position with no benefit eligibility.
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United
States are eligible to apply for this position. Screening activities, including an interview are required for this position.
Applicants entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any
To be considered for this employment opportunity, applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/employment. A valid email
address is required to apply to this position as communication regarding employment opportunities, interviews and
background checks will be Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondences
to be received.
@usps.gov @geninfo.com @uspsis.gov
NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this
employment opportunity. Please respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and
nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.
Using dynamic route descriptions, delivers packages on Sundays and observed holidays. May case, deliver, and collect mail
and packages on Saturday along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Loads packages in delivery sequence in vehicle.
2. Delivers packages to customers along a prescribed route.
3. Sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route.
4. Receives and signs for accountable mail.
5. Loads mail and packages in vehicle.
6. Delivers mail and packages to customers along a prescribed route or as an auxiliary assistant by a vehicle; collects
monies and receipts for accountable mail; picks up mail from customers’ roadside boxes.
7. Furnishes routine information concerning postal matters to customer.
8. Returns mail collected, undeliverable mail, and submits monies and receipts to post office.
9. Prepares appropriate time records.
10. Provides for mail security at all times.
11. May be required to provide a vehicle for delivery if an employer provided vehicle is not assigned.
ARCs are non-career employees who provide customers along a rural route services which includes delivering and collecting
mail. Desirable candidates may be required to have a vehicle suitable for use and live within easy commuting distance of the
facility location. If required to provide own vehicle, ARCs will receive an Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Carriers may be required to load and unload trays and
containers of mail and parcels weighing as much as 70 pounds.
Manager, Customer Services; Supervisor, Customer Services; or Postmaster BARGAINING UNIT RURAL CARRIER
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
DOCUMENT DATE: 5/28/2016
Using dynamic route descriptions, delivers packages on Sundays and observed holidays. Case, deliver and collect mail and
packages along a prescribed rural route on Saturday using a vehicle, and provide customers on the route with a variety of
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.
There are no separately evaluated knowledge, skill, or ability requirements for this position.
There are no examination requirements for this position.
Individuals who qualify and are selected under this standard will be required to complete prescribed training satisfactory to
demonstrate, through testing and/or practical demonstration, possession of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required for
the job. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying. KSAs include Postal Service driving policies, safe driving practices,
and skills associated with specific job duties.
Applicants must be physically able to perform the essential duties of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS Rural carriers are required to provide service to the public. They must maintain a neat and
professional appearance and demeanor in such interactions.
Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting’s closing date. Applicants claiming veterans’
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans’ preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.