The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire 600 rural carriers in its Greater Indiana District. The part-time positions pay more than $16 per hour. August 21, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you, a family member, a neighbor, or a friend, are seeking a job the U.S. Postal Service has news for you. Go immediately to the USPS Careers site at, click on Indiana and you will see there are a number of Rural Carrier Associate positions open in several ZIP Codes in the Greater Indiana District:

The salary for a rural carrier associate (RCA) is $16.25 an hour plus an equipment maintenance allowance. The employee may be required to use his or her personal vehicle. However, compensation will be provided.

This is a non-career position, part-time in nature, which may lead to a career position. After one year of service, RCAs may be eligible for health insurance under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, dental and vision insurance through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and long-term care insurance through the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.

Applicants must have a valid state driver's license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience.

ALL applicants must apply online at Paper applications will not be accepted.

Candidates, except for individuals performing active military duty, will need to be present for screening activities, including an interview, in the facility location or vicinity.

An RCA sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route, loads mail in vehicle and delivers mail to customers along a prescribed route and on a regular schedule. The RCA also sells stamps, stamped paper and money orders and accepts C.O.Ds. In addition, the employee prepares mail for forwarding and maintains records of Change of Address information.

A written exam is required – Postal Exam 473. Instructions regarding the exam process will be sent via email once the candidate successfully submits an online application. Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the Postal Service’s requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U. S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident alien, or a citizen of a territory owing allegiance to the United States.

Applicants will need a valid email address and an eCareer Profile to apply for jobs posted.

The Postal Service will communicate with candidates by email concerning applications, so it is very important that applicants are able to receive messages. It is vitally important that applicants add the following email addresses to their email contact list right away to allow correspondence, especially if they use SPAM blocking software, use a Yahoo account, work or military email address:

Applicants must live within 50 mile commuting distance of a specific ZIP code area in order to be eligible because the work is performed in offices within these ZIP code areas, and candidates will need to be present for screening activities, including an interview.

Note: Veterans who are entitled to veterans' preference and/or covered by the Veterans

Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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Source: The U.S. Postal Service

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