Postal Services Assistant Duties
This is responsible clerical work in a university mail room.
Individual is responsible for processing outgoing as well as
incoming mail. Work involves determining correct rates and
amounts of postage for mailings and maintaining a variety of
clerical records related to this process. Work is performed
under general supervision but within specific guidelines. Work
is reviewed on the basis of efficient results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Weighs, rates, classifies, and affixes postage to outgoing mail
from units of a university.
Enters postage charges on mail statements and inputs this data
utilizing a computerized batch billing system to charge back
postage charges to the using departments.
Assists departments in preparing bulk mailings. Verifies ZIP
zone sorting according to postal regulations.
Sorts and bags bulk mail, tags and marks mail bags, and
completes the postal forms required.
Disseminates information regarding postal regulations, policies,
Sorts incoming mail by route and prepares for delivery.
Processes postage due mail; readdresses mail; maintains records
of registered, certified, and insured mail; cleans and maintains
postal machines and related equipment.
Substitutes as delivery clerk on occasion.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school and some experience
related to this type of work; or any equivalent combination of
training or experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of postal rules and regulations pertaining to
the receipt, processing, and delivery of mail and parcels.
Ability to decipher handwritten addresses.
Ability to deal with patrons in a pleasant and courteous manner.
Ability to make routine arithmetical computations quickly and
Skill in maintaining a variety of clerical records