Under general supervision, prepares incoming mail for distribution and
processes outgoing mail. This includes distribution and collection of
mail, determining and affixing postage, and maintaining records on
postage, registered mail and packages.
1. Sorts incoming mail for distribution and dispatches outgoing mail;
processes registered, certified, and insured items, bulk mailings,
and United Parcel Service packages; stamps date and time of
receipt on incoming mail.
2. Collects and delivers mail to specified locations on campus for
processing. Secures required signatures for accountable mail
items such as registered mail and stamp orders.
3. Sorts mail according to destination and type, such as returned
letters, adjustments, bills, orders, and payments. Researches and
addresses undeliverable mail.
4. Examines outgoing mail for appearance and seals envelopes. May
fold letters or circulars and insert into envelopes.
5. Weighs mail to determine correct postage. Processes outgoing mail
including registered, certified, insured items, bulk mailings and
United Parcel Service packages.
6. Makes entries to records regarding postage, parcels, billing and
mail requiring special handling such as certified, insured and
7. Operates standard equipment including scales, metering devices,
bundle machines, photocopiers, facsimile and bar code machines.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: One year of related work experience.
OTHER: Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent
Ability to sort and process mail; to lift and carry mail bags and
boxes up to 70 lbs.; to communicate effectively; to understand and
follow directions; operate standard office equipment and postal
services machines; to perform extensive standing and walking.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Mail carriers may be required to be bonded to handle certain routes
dealing with large sums of money.