Postal Service Hiring in Northern Illinois

CAROL STREAM — The U.S. Postal Service is currently hiring for City Carrier Assistant positions in the 600 and 610 ZIP Code areas in the Lakeland District. Interested applicants should go to the USPS Careers site at, click on the search for the latest jobs openings link. Then enter keyword CCA, click on Illinois, and then the City Carrier Assistant position tab will appear.

The positions were posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 and will close on Monday, February 25, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. All applicants must apply online at by the close of the job posting period — 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Paper applications will not be accepted. The Postal Service will communicate with candidates by email concerning applications. Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience.

A City Carrier Assistant delivers and collects mail on foot or by vehicle under varying road and weather conditions in a prescribed area; maintains professional and effective public relations with customers. The employee will be required to work Saturdays and weekdays as needed. This may include Sundays and holidays. He/she must be available to work assigned tours, scheduled days and must be available to work on short notice.

The salary for a city carrier assistant is $15 an hour. Limited benefits include raises, paid vacation days and access to health insurance as required by law or after the first 360-day term, whichever comes first.

A written exam is required — Postal Exam 473. Instructions regarding the exam process will be sent via email once the candidate successfully submits an online application. Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the Postal Service’s requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U. S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident alien, or a citizen of a territory owing allegiance to the United States.

Candidates, except for individuals performing active military duty, will need to be present for screening activities, including an interview, in the facility location or vicinity. Veterans who are entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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