How to Apply for USPS Job Openings

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The USPS hires people for positions based in various locations around the country. This is an employer who is committed to offering a fair work environment. Candidates are invited to search for available USPS job openings by visiting the USPS Employment web site.

Employment Requirements

All applicants for USPS jobs must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Competent in English
  • Male job applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Services

Job applicants must pass a criminal record check. They are also required to submit a urine sample for drug screening. The USPS is a drug-free workplace.

For specific positions, the applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination to determine his or her ability to perform the duties of the job.

USPS employees who are required to drive as part of their duties are required to have a safe driving record.

How to Search for Openings

To access the USPS job search system, a candidate must have a valid e-mail address. The eCareer job site can be used with a browser that has Java enabled. Job seekers can focus their search by keyword, location or job category.

Once a job seeker has found a position he or she is interested in applying for, they can click on the job title to learn more. All candidates must create an online profile before applying for jobs. The individual's information is stored electronically, and is automatically filled in on the forms when the job seeker signs back into the site.

Pre-Employment Screening

Applicants interested in working for the USPS are asked to complete a Pre-Employment Screening and Release form. It is not a requirement for the job seeker to complete and submit it, but failing to do so my mean the individual is not given the same level of consideration for available USPS job openings as a person who has provided information about all names they have used and where they have lived for the past five years.

Job applicants who are interested in being hired as a motor vehicle operator or a tractor-trailer operator are asked to complete a Motor Vehicle Operator and Tractor-Trailer Operator Assessment Worksheet. Along with information about the applicant's driving record, the person is asked to reveal the number of times his or her license has been suspended, whether they have been involved in an accident where there were fatalities and if the person has been convicted of a driving offense involving the use of drugs or alcohol.

Be Diligent

People who are interested in job openings at the USPS should set up an online profile and check the Employment section of the company web site for postings they are qualified for. Following the instructions carefully and submitting the pre-employment screening forms requested will increase the chances of being contacted for an interview.

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