SENIOR POSTAL CLERK
Under direction of a Principal Postal Clerk or other supervisor in a
state department or agency which has its own post office, takes the
lead in a small group of Postal Clerks and other employees engaged
in collecting, sorting, distributing, recording, and stamping incoming
and outgoing letters and packages; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Uses electronic scales to weigh and stamp letters and packages to
calculate correct amount of postage in accordance with federal
regulations and properly charge individual units.
Collects mail and packages from the offices of the several units within
Signs for insured and registered letters and packages in accordance
with federal regulations.
Records registered and insured letters, packages, and express mail
as required by federal regulations.
Helps to load and unload the mail truck.
Takes letters and packages to the Trenton Post Office; obtains and
files receipts for insured and registered mail as required by federal
Wraps parcel post packages in accordance with United States
Assists in maintaining unit records and files as required by state
Organizes assigned work and develops effective work methods.
Operates, makes required adjustments, and performs routine
maintenance on inserting and sealing machines, electronic remote
meter machines, perforating machines, automated presort machines,
remote accounting system, and electronic scales.
May drive the mail truck, as required.
Operates mail room machinery as required to ensure continuity
of mail service.
Maintains inventory records of the supplies of various types of
envelopes, cards, and other materials used by unit.
Maintains records of the volume and type of completed material
produced by the unit.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
One (1) year of experience involved in collecting, sorting, distributing,
recording, and stamping of incoming and outgoing mail.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the regulations of the department pertaining to the
processing of mail.
Knowledge of the methods used to operate metered postage machines.
Knowledge of the methods used to operate, adjust, repair, and
maintain inserting and sealing machines, shredder machines, and
automated presort machines.
Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the United States Post
Office and the policies, standards, and procedures of the Department
of the Treasury concerning the processing of incoming and outgoing
letters and packages and their application to specific situations.
Knowledge of methods and procedures used to sort intra and
Ability to recognize, understand, and update presort in accordance
with the United Postal Regulations.
Ability to help organize the clerical and mechanical work involved
in the work of the mail section and develop effective work methods.
Ability to collect, distribute, record, and stamp incoming and outgoing
letters and packages.
Ability to take the lead in a small group of employees in the mail section.
Ability to keep daily accounts of the postage costs chargeable to the
various units within the department.
Ability to drive a truck carrying mail and packages.
Ability to load and unload the mail truck when necessary.
Ability to maintain mail section records and files, and perform
accompanying clerical duties.
Ability to determine the proper amounts of postage required for
letters and packages.
Ability to make simple reports for mail unit.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable
accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would
cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.