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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7310 

Occ. Group: 112.897 

Mail Carrier

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;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in receiving and distributing mail, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Makes mail pickup and sorts letters and parcels.

Delivers mail to various destinations.

Places mail in post boxes.

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

Answers questions pertaining to mail regulations and 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 operate a postal scale.

Ability to lift light and heavy weights.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, the students 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. Possession of a valid Tennessee operator's license as issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
10/1/80        3     332022113

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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