Postal service to hire 400 city carrier assistants

2:15 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The U.S. Postal Service is hiring approximately 400 city carrier assistants to deliver mail at Post Offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs.

Starting pay for what the Postal Service calls "non-career positions" begins at $15.00 an hour. Benefits include vacation days, salary increases and the eventual opportunity to enroll in a health benefits plan.

These positions may also lead to possible future employment as a full time city carrier with career status.

Appointments are for 360 consecutive days and applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule Monday through Saturday. The number of hours worked will depend on mail volume.

Those interested can apply for the city carrier assistant position online at the Postal Service's website.

The deadline to apply for these current openings is Monday, Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Here are the steps you will follow:

  • Go to: https://www.usps.com and click on "Careers" at the bottom of the page.
  • Click "Search our latest job openings."
  • In the "Keywords" box, enter the name of the city; In the "Location" box highlight the appropriate state name, then click "Search."
  • Select a listed position and begin the application process.

All those applying must be at least 18 years old at the time of hiring and be a U.S. citizen or have permanent alien status.

Carrier positions require a valid driver's license and a minimum of two years documented driving experience.

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