FAQs

No, we are an independent organization dedicated to assisting job candidates throughout the hiring process for the US Postal Service.

No guarantees of job placement are made. However, you are eligible for a full refund if you either fail all four virtual assessments for entry-level positions or are not offered a job within 30 days after the interview process.

Job postings are available daily on the USPS site, covering various locations across the country. Typically, at any given time, there are around 1,500 job openings available throughout the United States.

Job availability varies frequently nationwide. Apply for any available job to take and pass the exam. Doing so may reveal undisclosed positions, and more jobs might be posted by the time you apply.

Job availability is based on USPS needs. Usually, positions become available near most locations within a few weeks due to the demand for postal workers across the nation.

Most entry-level positions offer flexibility in scheduling, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal options, which are usually discussed during the interview process.

No prior experience is required for most positions.

Yes, you will need to provide your Social Security Number or Green Card number when applying.

No, unless you are under 18 years old.

Yes, English speaking and reading proficiency is required by the USPS.

You must be at least 16 to work for the Post Office, but there is no upper age limit.

Acceptance depends on the nature of the felony and the time since conviction.

Yes, correctable 20/40 vision in the better eye and at least 20/100 vision in the other eye is required.

While not always necessary, the USPS might request a physical examination. Demonstrating your ability to handle items of the same weight as packages relevant to your position might be required.

Package weights vary by position. For example, shoulder satchels average 35 lbs, containers used for mail loading/unloading average 70 lbs, and a Mail Handler might need to push rolling containers weighing up to 1,500 lbs.

Uniform requirements differ by position. Most USPS positions necessitate an approved uniform or specific dress code adherence.

Overtime might be necessary depending on mail volume and procedural changes at your location.

Paid vacation and leave programs are available to career employees, with benefits increasing with years of service.

Benefit eligibility varies by position, with qualifying positions offering benefits after a 90-day probationary period.

A Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is offered, similar to a 401K, providing retirement savings and investment opportunities for career employees.

Career employees qualifying for medical benefits can select a family plan covering designated family members for a monthly premium.

Yes, most employees receive regular salary increases, overtime pay, night shift differential, and Sunday premium pay when applicable.

Yes, there are avenues for upward mobility within employment status and positions.

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Programs are available to career employees after one year of service, covering health care and dependent care expenses.

Yes, veterans can receive additional points on their exam score based on discharge status.

Typically, applicants receive their exam scores within an hour by email.

As of April 1, 2019, study materials are not provided for the entry-level virtual assessments (474, 475, 476, 477).

Interview timing varies by location and Postmaster availability.

On average, there are between 10 and 20 applicants for each job.

Yes, after applying for a job and scoring well on the exam, you’re considered for all jobs you’ve applied for, including those in the future.

Typically, the top three scorers on the exam are invited to interview, with one eventually receiving the job offer.

Generally, USPS-specific tests are not required for personal vehicles. Vehicles must meet state and county regulations, with proof of compliance.

Interviews are usually conducted by the Postmaster, with potential involvement from a manager or supervisor on rare occasions.

Disclaimer: PostalJobsOnline cannot guarantee a job at the Post Office. However, we can help you increase your chances of getting hired by providing you with resources and support.

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