Midnight deadline to apply for postal service jobs

Anyone interested in working for the United States Postal Service should have their online applications submitted by midnight tonight.

The City Carrier Assistant (CCA) is a new category of non-career employee with a path to possible future employment as a career letter carrier. CCAs are appointed for a term of 360 calendar days and may be reappointed for another 360-day term after a five-day break in service.

From January 23 - 28, 2013, online applications will be accepted for CCA positions. The positions entail all the duties normally performed by a city letter carrier.

Salary and limited benefits include $15.00 an hour, paid vacation days, and eligibility for health care benefits as required by law or after the first 360-day term.

Applicants must create an external profile at http://usps.com/employment, fill out the online application, and follow the instructions to take Postal Examination 473.

All applicants must qualify on Examination 473 to be eligible for selection to a CCA vacancy. Qualified applicants must have a valid state driver's license, demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record, and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening.

Applicants will need an email address and should check their email frequently for further instructions.

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