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Post Office Jobs : The Ultimate 473 Postal Exam Study Guide and Job Finder (Paperback) (Dennis V. Damp)
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The all-new sixth-edition of Post Office Jobs provides an overview of what jobs are available, including many that don’t require written tests and how to apply for them. You will also find a comprehensive473/473E study guide with helpful test-taking strategies that could dramatically improve many applicant’s exam scores. Seven other sample postal exams are included in this new edition for maintenance, clerical, technician, and other major occupations.
Most limit their job search to mail carrier and clerk positions and are unaware of the many other career opportunities that the postal service offers. Even with mail carriers and clerks making up over 50% of the workforce the postal service still employs hundreds of thousands in other occupations. They employ 30,000 building and equipment maintenance workers, 5,000 vehicle maintenance employees, thousands of motor vehicle operators, postal inspectors, accountants, administrative staff, human resource personnel, and professionals across a broad spectrum of fields.
Post Office Jobs is the only post office career guide that includes a comprehensive 473/473E exam study guide, sample exam questions for 7 other careers, and job descriptions for the top 24 occupations. It provides guidance on how to explore alternative civil service occupations and includes a chapter on how to apply for postal inspector positions. Nancy Ledgerwood, our editor, worked for the postal service for 22 years. She provided an insider’s perspective of their eCareer recruiting systemand testing processes.
- 473/473E Major Entry Level
- 630/630E Postal Police
- 710/720/725/730 Clerical Battery
- 714 Data Conversion Operator
- 741/744 Accounting
- 916 Custodial
- 943 Automotive Mechanic and Technician
- 955 Mechanical and Electrical Job Skills
Postal employees are interviewed prior to appointment by the selecting official. Chapter Six provides sample questions and detailed guidance on how to successfully handle this often nerve-racking face-to-face encounter.
Professional and administrative occupations do not require written examinations. Your background, work experience and education determine your eligibility for the job. You’ll learn how to locate vacancies and apply for these positions nationwide. Appendix B describes how to prepare your resume and includes examples of Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) statements that must be submitted with your application for many of the corporate positions.
Appendix C provides an updated list of Customer Service District Offices that you can contact for test results and to learn when jobs will be advertised in your area. Many who apply for and take postal exams misplace their paperwork and do not know who to contact. These offices can direct you to the right department w