USPS Employment Requirements
Before becoming a member of USPS, you must meet the employment requirements. Below, you’ll find the eligibility requirements for USPS employment.
18 years at the time of appointment or 16 years with a high school diploma.
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.
Basic competency in English
Males born after 12/ 31/ 59 must be registered with the Selective Service System.
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.
Military service is treated as prior employment. Veterans must indicate service and submit Copy 4 of the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
Criminal Conviction History
A local criminal check is required prior to employment. A more extensive criminal history check is completed at employment.
A qualification for postal employment is to be drug free, and is determined through a urinalysis drug screen.
A medical assessment is conducted to determine medical suitability for a specific position. It provides the selecting official with information about an applicant’s ability to perform the functions of a particular job.
Safe Driving Record
A safe driving record is required for employees who drive at work (i. e., city carriers, motor vehicle operators, etc.).