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If you’re living in California and want to explore job opportunities with the United States Postal Service in a post office near where you live then your job hunt starts at the USPS website (www.usps.com/employment). There are currently postal jobs in California that prospective job applicants can apply for. There are openings in various postal facilities for City Carrier Assistants, PSE Sales and Services/Distribution Associate, Rural Carrier Associate, and Postmaster Relief/Replacement.
City carrier assistants (CCAs) are postal workers who basically do the same job as city letter carriers whose main task is the delivery and collection of mail on foot or by vehicle. The only difference between the two is that CCAs are non-career employees who belong to the supplemental workforce of the Postal Service. They hold temporary appointments for 360 days and may be appointed after a 5-day break in service. However, CCA positions can be a path towards career employment where the pay is much higher and the benefits more comprehensive. There are currently postal jobs in California for CCAs in the Palm Springs Area, Needles, San Diego, and various facilities in Northern California.
PSE Sales and Services/Distribution Associates perform distribution and various sales and customer support services for postal products. Duties are usually performed in a retail window and involve selling stamps and other retail products; keeping inventory; issuing and cashing foreign and domestic postal money orders; and responding to customer claims and inquiries. Postal workers are needed for this position in postal facilities in Garberville.
Rural Carrier Associates are also needed in places like Arcata, California. This postal job involves casing, delivering, and collecting mail along a prescribed route using a vehicle as well as providing postal customers with other services. To be considered, you need to have a good driving record and will be disqualified if you have less than 2 years of documented driving experience; had your driving permit suspended once or more in the past 3 years, or twice or more in the past 5 years; had your driving permit revoked once or more in the past 5 years; and have exhibited driving violations such as reckless driving, other traffic offenses, at-fault accidents, and hit-and-run offenses. This position pays $15.87 per hour but since it is a non-permanent position it has no benefits and hours are not guaranteed.
Postmaster Relief/Replacement takes over the job of a postmaster, usually in a single unit postal facility, when the latter is on leave or is not available. Duties include a combination of window, box, general delivery, rural route, highway contract route, or city delivery services for a small community. The post office in Garberville, California has posted this postal job opportunity.