The City Mail Clerk may perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage.

City Mail Clerk Job Duties Include:

  1. Keep money drawers in order, and record daily transactions.
  2. Weigh letters and parcels; compute mailing costs based on type, weight, and destination;
  3. Obtain signatures from recipients of registered mail.
  4. Register, certify, and insure letters and parcels.
  5. Sell and collect payment for items such as stamps, envelopes, and money orders.
  6. Check mail in order to ensure correct postage and in proper condition.
  7. Answer questions regarding mail regulations and procedures, and other inquiries.
  8. Complete forms regarding various changes.
  9. Assist the public in complying with federal regulations of Postal Service and other federal agencies.
  10. Sort incoming and outgoing mail, by hand or by operating electronic mail-sorting devices.
  11. Cash money orders.
  12. Rent post office boxes to customers.
  13. Put parcels away, retrieve them when customers come to claim them.
  14. Assist customers in filing claims for mail theft, or lost or damaged mail.
  15. Respond to various customer complaints, and filling out forms and making appropriate referrals for investigation.
  16. Receive letters and parcels, and place items into bags.
  17. Transport mail from one work station to another.
  18. Feed mail into postage canceling devices or hand stamp mail to cancel postage.
  19. Set and calibrate postage meters.
  20. Post announcements or government information on bulletin boards.

City Carrier Salary:

$26,280 – $56,000 Annually

City Mail Clerk Benefits Include:

  1. Health Insurance
    The Postal Service participates in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, which provides excellent coverage and flexibility with most of the cost paid by the Postal Service. There are many plans available, including both traditional insurance coverage and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). Employee premium contributions are not subject to most taxes, making health insurance even more affordable.
  2. Retirement
    The Postal Service participates in the federal retirement program, which provides a defined benefit annuity at normal retirement age as well as disability coverage.
  3. Life Insurance
    The Postal Service offers coverage through the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program. The cost of basic coverage is fully paid by the Postal Service, with the option to purchase additional coverage through payroll deduction

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City Carrier Employment Requirements Include:

  1. Age Requirement
    18 years at the time of appointment or 16 years with a high school diploma.
  2. Citizenship
    Employees must be a United States citizen, a lawful permanent resident alien (i.e., possession of a “green card”), a citizen of American Samoa or any other territory owing permanent allegiance to the United States. Individuals solely granted asylum status, refugee status or conditional permanent resident status are not eligible for Postal Service employment.
  3. Employment History
    Applicants must provide the names of their current employer and all previous employers for the 10-year period immediately preceding the date of application or to their 16th birthday, whichever is most recent.
  4. Drug Screen
    A qualification for postal employment is to be drug free, and is determined through a urinalysis drug screen.

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