North Alabama USPS seeks employees | Local News

Athens, AL – If you’re looking for a job, look no further than the US Postal Service. On Saturday, December 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to meet with the Alabama-Mississippi District leadership team and local postmasters to learn about current job opportunities in 10 cities across the Alabama.

The Athens Post Office, located at 1110 W Market Street in Athens, AL, will host a job fair to promote available positions in Decatur, Florence, Hartselle, Harvest, Huntsville, Madison, Meridianville, Muscle Shoals, Owens Crossroads and Toney.

“The U.S. Postal Service, consistently named one of America’s Most Trusted Brands, is a great place to work. We offer generous pay and benefits, as well as job security,” said June Martindale , Alabama-Mississippi District Manager, “Our career fairs help us build a more stable and empowered workforce.”

Positions include Postal Support Employee (PSE) Associate Sales and Service/Distribution (SSDA) at $19.62 per hour; Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) and Rural Carrier Assistant (ARC), each at $19.50 per hour; and City Carrier Assistant (CCA) at $18.92 per hour.

Below are the job descriptions:

Postal Support Employee (PSE) Sales and Service/Distribution Associate (SSDA)

A PSE SSDA serves customers at the retail counter and distributes mail and packages for postal staff to deliver. The position is very flexible; an employee can be scheduled any time and day, including weekends and holidays. This pre-career position can lead to career employment.

Associated Rural Transporter (RCA)

An RCA will have continuous part-time employment. This on-call position could be ideal if you are retired, self-employed, stay-at-home parent, educator, night student or if you work an evening schedule. An RCA serves families and businesses in rural and suburban areas. This employee is responsible for delivering and collecting mail, working part-time when scheduled carriers have scheduled days off or vacation days. An RCA also sells stamps, supplies and money orders. A candidate must have a valid driver’s license and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. A personal vehicle may be required. Becoming an RCA is the first step to becoming a regular full-time rural carrier with all the benefits.

Assistant Rural Transporter (ARC)

Scheduled as needed, an ARC delivers packages on Sundays and holidays, and on Saturdays, may sort, deliver and collect mail and packages along a designated rural route. This pre-career position requires the use of a personal vehicle.

Urban Transport Assistant (CCA)

A CCA delivers mail and packages on a varied schedule that may include weekends and holidays. The position requires a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record and experience with one or more passenger cars. A CCA is programmed to operate according to service needs. This position can lead to a professional career.

Career employees can earn long-term benefits that complement a good salary. Some of the benefits include multiple health and life insurance choices, retirement benefits, and a savings plan like a 401(k), as well as vacation and sick leave.

“We are committed to our workforce, beginning with great employment opportunities for new hires and continuing career advancement,” Martindale said. “Training programs that include entry-level job-related functional training, hands-on technical learning, training for new supervisors, and development from management to executive level.”

Take the first step toward your future by attending this career fair and/or discover job opportunities in your area at

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