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Postal Service Mail Carrier Job Description

Summary

Responsible for delivering mail to homes and businesses on time six days per week, except on Sundays.

Primary responsibilities

  • Deliver packages and mail to businesses and people in towns, cities, and rural areas.
  • Set up a route and deliver mail six days a week on route.
  • Place packages and letters in mailbox and secure with mailbox flap.
  • Secure many envelopes or parcels with a rubber band.
  • Retrieve outgoing mail from boxes.
  • Place larger packages on porch or doorstep.
  • Take packages into businesses and give to individual.
  • Ensure people sign off for receipt of package.
  • Arrange mail in delivery sequence.
  • Collect money for postage-due and COD (cash-on-delivery) fees and obtain signed receipts for registered, certified, and insured mail.
  • Leave notices on customers' doors informing them packages could not be delivered and will be held.
  • Sell stamps and money orders.
  • Answer questions about postal regulations.
  • Provide change-of-address cards and other postal forms when requested.
  • Operate approved vehicle to deliver mail or walk on foot.
  • Assist people by lifting heavy packages and placing them at their door.
  • Inform individuals when mail cannot be delivered due to holidays or inclement weather.

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