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Overview

The post office has specific hiring practices and procedures for its applicants. Most entry-level positions will require applicants to take a written postal exam. If an applicant passes the exam (typically with a score of 70 or above), he or she will be eligible to apply for any of the postal service clerk positions posted by the post office throughout its branches. Approximately one month after the position has closed and applications have been reviewed, the postal service will contact interested and qualified applicants for interviews to determine the best fit for open positions. Newly hired postal service clerks can be classified as part-time or full-time workers but are rarely considered to be salaried, overtime-exempt personnel.

Upon being hired, new clerks will be quickly trained on postal service regulations and procedures. This will include training on the sorting of incoming mail, whether it is done manually or by the operation of an electronic sorting machine. Some branches may also use optical character readers, which can quickly scan and discern the final destination of packages and parcels brought in by customers and greatly reduce the need for a clerk in sorting.

What are Postal Service Clerks like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, postal service clerks tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Postal Service Clerks by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 106 Sokanu users

Are Postal Service Clerks happy?

3%Happy

Postal service clerks rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 3rd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Postal Service Clerk Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Postal Service Clerks

The most common degree held by postal service clerks is Political Science. 4% of postal service clerks had a degree in political science before becoming postal service clerks. That is over 2 times the average across all careers. Early Childhood Education graduates are the second most common among postal service clerks, representing 3% of postal service clerks in the Sokanu user base, which is 7.5 times the average.

Postal Service Clerk Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Postal Service Clerk, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of postal service clerks % of population Multiple
Political Science 3.9% 2.5% 1.6×
Early Childhood Education 2.9% 0.4% 7.5×
Criminal Justice 2.9% 1.0% 2.8×
Psychology 2.9% 5.6% 0.5×
Medical And Health Services 1.9% 0.2% 9.1×

Postal Service Clerk Education Levels

83% of postal service clerks have a high school diploma. 13% of postal service clerks have an associate's degree.

No education 5%
High school diploma 83%
Associate's degree 13%
Bachelor's degree 0%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

How to Become a Postal Service Clerk

Think you might be interested in becoming a Postal Service Clerk? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good postal service clerk? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Dawn Career Institute Inc | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of the District of Columbia | Washington, DC
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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Should I be a Postal Service Clerk?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Postal Service Clerk? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good postal service clerk? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Dawn Career Institute Inc | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of the District of Columbia | Washington, DC
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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