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POSTAL SERVICE CLERKS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage.
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Order retail items and other supplies for office use.
  • Keep money drawers in order, and record and balance daily transactions.
  • Weigh letters and parcels, compute mailing costs based on type, weight, and destination, and affix correct postage.
  • Obtain signatures from recipients of registered or special delivery mail.
  • Register, certify, and insure letters and parcels.
  • Sell and collect payment for products such as stamps, prepaid mail envelopes, and money orders.
  • Check mail to ensure correct postage and that packages and letters are in proper condition for mailing.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $52,592.00 $25.28 $18.91 $20.74 - $28.82
Bridgeport/Stamford $54,046.00 $25.99 $19.76 $20.87 - $29.42
Danbury $51,261.00 $24.65 $18.92 $20.74 - $28.82
Hartford $51,507.00 $24.76 $18.79 $20.26 - $28.82
New Haven $55,151.00 $26.51 $21.27 $25.03 - $28.83
New London/Norwich $51,272.00 $24.65 $18.67 $20.33 - $28.82
Waterbury $53,391.00 $25.67 $19.13 $20.58 - $28.82
Torrington $51,528.00 $24.77 $19.34 $20.74 - $29.42
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 1,000 1,070 0.7% 87
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, but the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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