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Federal Civil Service | Government Jobs & Employment with the United States Postal Service.  USPS is the second largest federal employer (Department of Defense is the largest) with approximately 603,911 employees working nationwide. USPS is actively hiring new people for civil service jobs at locations across the United States. Civil service job opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties. Applications from the public are now being accepted. In most instances, U.S. citizenship is required.  

You Can Improve Your Odds of Getting Hired 
for a Federal Civil Service Position!  
  • If you are new to the federal civil service application process, you will probably need help creating a high-scoring federal resume and creating a winning application package. 
  • This best-selling guidebook is easy to understand and use. It is an invaluable resource for getting hired!


    How to Get a Federal Civil Service Job


      Careers with the United States Postal Service  

      "USPS is an excellent workplace for self-motivated individuals who enjoy independence and measurable goals with the added satisfaction of serving our communities." USPS has specific programs for recent graduates and skills matching for applicants with military experience. 

      USPS Employment Requirements

      • 18 years old at the time of appointment or 16 years old with a high school diploma
      • United States citizen, permanent resident, or citizen of American Samoa or other U.S. territory
      • Recent employment history
      • Ability to pass a criminal background check, drug screening, and medical assessment
      • Residency requirement for background checks
      • Safe driving record (if applicable to the position)
      • Must be registered with Selective Service if applicable
      Excellent pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the United States Postal Service.  USPS offers numerous benefits and special programs.  Federal civil servants receive a salary that is competitive with those in private industry. Other premium benefits include: 
      • Multiple health and life insurance choices
      • Retirement and thrift savings plans
      • Vacation time and sick leave
      • Qualifying education assistance

      Current civil service positions available with the United States Postal Service

      To view a list of current positions available with USPS go to: 

      Categories of civil service jobs available with the United States Postal Service

      • Administrative
      • Auto Mechanic
      • Carrier
      • Clerk
      • Finance/Accounting/Supply Management
      • Human Resources
      • Legal
      • Mail Handler
      • Maintenance
      • Management
      • Marketing/Sales
      • Motor Vehicle/Tractor Trailer Operator
      • Rural Carrier
      • Seasonal
      • Technical/Information Technology 



      Seven Keys to Getting Hired for a Federal Civil Service Position:  

      1. Knowing how to find those position vacancies for which you are best qualified and most likely to be hired. 
      2. Understanding how the federal civil service application and hiring process works (you must know the rules of the game!) 
      3. Correctly setting up your own personal USAJOBS employment account. 
      4. Knowing how to create a "high-scoring" federal resume (federal resumes are very different from corporate resumes.)
      5. Knowing which "Key Words" to use in your resume and application package.
      6. Knowing how to correctly answer "Supplemental Questions" required for many position applications. 
      7. Knowing how to "ace" a federal job interview - it helps to know what to expect and how to prepare so you outshine the other candidates. 

      Categories of Federal Civil Service Occupations and Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Jobs.

      View a detailed list of the major categories of civilian jobs for the federal government. This list includes the federal occupational groups and the specific series within each group. 

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