Published DatePORTLAND, Maine – U.S. Postal Service officials are currently accepting online job applications for City Carrier Assistant positions at post offices in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Over the next four weeks, some 200 new positions will be opening up in northern New England.
Applications for the current posting will be accepted from Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 3. Subsequent postings will be announced throughout February.
To apply, a candidate must complete the online application and profile using eCareer at www.usps.com/employment. Click the "search our latest job openings" link, choose the appropriate state – Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont – then click "start." Click on the job opening you are interested in and "apply."
City Carrier Assistant jobs are non-career positions. They perform the same duties as regular letter carriers with a few differences. Salary and benefits include $15 an hour, paid vacation days and eligibility for health care benefits as required by law, or after the first 360-day term.
Appointments do not exceed 360 days. However, subsequent additional appointments may occur after a five-day break in service. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a valid state driver's license, a safe driving record and at least two years of documented driving experience. 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.
In addition, candidates will be required to pass Postal Service Entrance Examination 473, employment history background check; military history; criminal conviction history; personal interview and if selected, medical suitability.