RURAL CARRIER (RCS-00)
July 15, 2008
Cases, delivers and collects mail along a prescribed rural route using a
vehicle; provides customers on the route with a variety of services.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
There are no separately evaluated knowledge, skill, or ability
requirements for this position.
Individuals must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which
includes the following measures of job-related knowledge, skills, and
A. Address Checking
B. Forms Completion
C. Coding & Memory
D. Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Individuals must successfully complete Postal Service Test 804, Initial
Road Test, which assesses basic driving skills using a passenger
vehicle. The test reflects the typical, normal driving conditions
encountered by carriers.
Individuals who qualify and are selected under this standard will be
required to complete prescribed training satisfactory to demonstrate,
through testing and/or practical demonstration, possession of knowledge,
skills and abilities (KSAs) required for the job. Failure to
demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying. KSAs include Postal Service
driving policies, safe driving practices, and skills associated with
specific job duties.
Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of
this position, which require arduous exertion involving prolonged
standing, walking, bending and reaching, and may involve handling heavy
containers of mail weighing up to the allowable maximum mailing weight.
Rural Carriers are required to provide service to the public. They must
maintain a neat and professional appearance and demeanor in such
Applicants must have a valid state driver's license and demonstrate and
maintain a safe driving record.
Rural carriers shall furnish all necessary vehicle equipment for prompt
handling of the mail unless the vehicle is furnished by the Employer.
For each day on which a carrier or replacement who is required to
provide a vehicle receives pay in an active duty status as a rural
carrier, such employee shall be paid for equipment maintenance allowance
for the day determined from the applicable schedule.