PSE MAIL PROCESSING CLERK
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 11415038
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.
Pacific NW Processing Ops Division
Job Posting Period
07/09/2023 – 07/13/2023
This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being
invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.
PSE MAIL PROCESSING CLERK
TACOMA WA P&DC
4001 S PINE ST
TACOMA, WA 98413
CONTACT INFORMATION: Janice Chan | firstname.lastname@example.org | (206) 768-4463 | PROCESSING SUPPORT
Title: PSE MAIL PROCESSING CLERK
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 2395-0018
Non-Scheduled Days: VARIES
Postal Support Employees (PSE) hold temporary appointments for periods not-to-exceed 360 days. Subsequent
appointments after a 5 day break in service may be offered but are not guaranteed and should not be expected because the
use of PSEs is discretionary and subject to business needs.
PSEs can be scheduled any hours and the position is intended to be very flexible, including weekends and holidays as
needed. PSEs must be available to work when needed.
Non-career 360-day term with possibility of reappointment. May lead to career position. Benefits include PTO at 1 hr for every
20 hrs in pay status, holiday pay for 6 holidays, and pay raises per APWU National Agreement. Immediately eligible for
USPSHB Plan with a $125 employer premium contribution. Contribution towards greater than Self Only is 65% (75% if
reappointed). Upon a conditional reappointment to a 2nd 360-day term after a break in service of no more than 5 days,
eligible for: health insurance under FEHB with Postal premium contributions towards APWU CDHP dental and vision
insurance through FEDVIP flexible spending accounts through FSAFEDS and long term care insurance through FLTCIP.
Wounded Warrior leave available if eligible.
SALARY RANGE: $20.05 per hour paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 548332
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or other territory owing permanent allegiance
to the United States. Applicants entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity
Act may apply for any posted position. Applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/careers to be considered for this
employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment
opportunities, examinations (when applicable), and background checks will be sent by email. Please add the following email
domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondence to be received – @usps.gov @psionline.com
@geninfo.com @uspis.gov. EXAM: If an exam is required and you are invited to take the test, instructions regarding the
exam process will be sent to you via email. Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow
instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity. SCREENINGS: You may receive multiple
requests for background checks in regards to this employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate
filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.
The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.
Performs a variety of clerk duties required to process mail using automated mail processing equipment or manual methods of
sortation and distribution.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Makes one or more sortations of outgoing and/or incoming mail using the appropriate sort program or manual distribution
2. On a rotation basis, performs all of the following duties: loads mail onto automated equipment, culling out non-processable
items enters sort plan and starts equipment monitors flow of mail to ensure continuous feed sweeps separated mail from
bins stackers and stops equipment when distribution run or operation is completed. Runs machine reports, clears jams and
contacts maintenance for assistance when required.
3. Prepares work area, ensuring all necessary support equipment and materials, including labels, trays, and other
containers, are in place.
4. Removes sorted mail from bins or separations and places into appropriate trays or containers for further processing or
dispatch based on knowledge of operating plans and dispatch schedules, or at the instruction of supervisors or expediters
may riffle or verify mail to ensure sortation accuracy as needed.
5. In addition, may perform any of the following duties: provide service at public window for non-financial transactions
maintain records of mails examine balances in advance deposit accounts and record and bill mail requiring special service.
6. Follows established safe work methods, procedures and safety precautions while performing all duties.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
PSE Mail Processing Clerks perform a variety of clerical duties in mail processing and retail/customer services to support day
to day operations.
Duties are physically demanding requiring moderate to heavy lifting, carrying, prolonged standing, walking and reaching.
PSEs may be required to handle heavy sacks of mail/parcels, sort & distribute incoming/outgoing mail, and work at a service
window selling postal products & services to customers. Applicants must be able to perform the duties of the position with or
Supervisor of unit to which assigned.
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:
1. BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD 2315_PSE (2395-0018) PSE MAIL PROCESSING CLERK
DOCUMENT DATE: March 16, 2019
FUNCTION: Performs a variety of clerk duties required to process mail using mail processing equipment or manual methods
of sortation and distribution.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.
REQUIREMENTS: There are no separately evaluated knowledge, skill, or ability requirements for this position.
EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must successfully complete the Virtual Entry Assessment – MP (476).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of the position, which
require arduous exertion involving prolonged standing, walking, bending, and reaching, and may involve the handling of
heavy containers of mail and parcels weighing up to 70 pounds
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS: Mail Processing Clerks must work their assigned tour and days of work often within an industrial
plant environment. Mail Processing Clerks must follow Postal Service policies and procedures for personal conduct at work,
including adhering to rules and regulations.
Mail Processing Clerks at any time may be assigned to provide service to the public. They must maintain a neat and
professional appearance and demeanor in such interactions, including wearing a uniform when required.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Services 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 postings 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.