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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4470 

Occ. Group: 112.913 

Postal Clerk

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Definition   

Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in receiving and distributing mail, selling postage stamps and cards, computing mailing costs, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Receives letters and parcels.

Sells postal stamps and cards.

Weighs parcels on scale and computes mailing cost based on weight and destination.

Sells postal money orders.

Answers questions pertaining to mail regulations or procedures.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of postal regulations and procedures.

Knowledge of how to stamp, register, and weigh mail.

Ability to make arithmetic computations and tabulations accurately.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students, the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Some experience in handling money and working with the public. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
10/1/80        3     422012122

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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