USAPostalExam is your gateway to a career with the dynamic Post Office. We help prepare you to complete each step in the hiring process.
Find and Apply For Jobs.
There are over 1500 entry level positions open as of March 12th, 2012. We link to all available Post Office jobs.
Prepare for the Battery Exam
A minimum score of 70/100 is required. Over 70% of applicants fail. Prepare in actual exam conditions with practice exams and detailed manuals.
Understand the Hiring Process
Every step of the hiring process is explained. Know what to expect.
Prepare for the Interview
Create answers to common interview questions and have them reviewed and graded by an live interview specialist.
Free Career Assessment Week
Prior experience is not required, but the exam and interview requirements are rigorous. Be certain that a Postal Service Career is right for you.
Must be US Resident, have high-school level education and no criminal record to continue.
Your Path to a Postal Career
1. Prepare
We prepare you for examination, finding postal positions, and the interview process.
2. Apply
All entry positions in your area are online here or the free USPS website.
3. Take Exam
After you apply, you'll be required to score 70/100 for most positions.
4. Interview
You will be interviewed to ensure you are a good fit for the Postal Service. Be prepared.
5. Selection
The USPS selects the most prepared candidate with the best exam score.
Testing Requirements
Due to the limited experience requirements for postal service hirees, the USPS administers an online exam to screen potential applicants. This exam, the 473E, tests the postal service applicant on the skill set required to be a postal employee. The test is administered only once per applicant, and will be used to evaluate your candidacy for any Postal position for at minimum 4 months. A minimum score of 70 out of 100 is required to be considered.
Available Positions
Below are brief descriptions of major positions now available through the Postal Service. More detailed information will be sent directly to you via email when you complete the qualification process above.
Mail Carriers
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is the second largest postal union, representing approximately 214,000 career employees. The NALC covers carriers who deliver mail to homes and businesses on city delivery routes. Effective Nov. 22, 2008, the entry level salary level for workers in the NALC is $41,888.
APWU Employees
The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is the largest postal union representing more than 260,000 career postal employees. The APWU is for postal employees in the clerk, maintenance and motor vehicle services crafts. Effective Aug. 30, 2008, the entry level salary level for workers in the APWU is $33,443.
Mail Handlers
The National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) represents nearly 58,000 career postal employees. Mail handlers are responsible for unloading sacks of incoming mail, separating and delivering mail to sorting machines and sometimes rewrapping packages damaged in mail processing machines. The starting salary for NPMHU employees is $32,553 per year.
Rural Letter Carriers
Rural carriers deliver the mail on routes outside of the city delivery area. They are paid based on the hours they work each week, and they use their own vehicle instead of a Postal Service delivery vehicle. The entry level salary for a rural carrier who works a 48-hour work week is $51,170.
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