Mail Courier

  • 000120

SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, performs a variety of duties related to receiving and processing incoming and outgoing mail; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Picks up all mail from the post office to include letters, packages, and certified mail and mail requiring return receipt.
  2. Sort mail using computer based software to verify recipients’ location within the City.
  3. Delivers mail to each department.
  4. Sorts interoffice mail at each mail stop within the City.
  5. Picks up mail from each department, City Hall and the County building.
  6. Prepares outgoing mail by weighing and applying proper postage, preparing certified letters and packages in accordance with U S Postal requirements.
  7. Delivers outgoing mail to the post office.
  8. Maintains records indicating each department's postage usage, and provides billing information to finance.
  9. Confirms status of mail deliveries using the Internet, as required.
  10. Drives a City van when picking up and delivering mail to the post office.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and goals of assigned department.
  • Knowledge of basic operations of computer software including database and word processing applications.
  • Knowledge of mail collection, processing and distribution procedures.
  • Knowledge of United States Postal Service regulations for receiving, processing, metering and distributing mail.
  • Skill in using automated postal processing equipment.
  • Skill in accessing information and using database programs.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining accurate records and reports.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves light to moderate work in an office setting. There is some exposure to the elements when picking up and delivering mail from the Post Office or between buildings. There is frequent need to stand, walk, use the hands and to lift light objects (up to 10 pounds); and occasionally to sit, talk, hear, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach with hands and arms and lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and six (6) months of mail distribution experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver's license is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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