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Job Description Mailroom Clerk

Short Description:

Receives incoming mail; opens, sorts, and distributes. Delivers mail and internal correspondence within the organization. Collects outgoing mail or packages and uses scales and postage meters to weigh and affix postage. Usually an entry-level position requiring no previous experience.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  •     Seal or open envelopes, by hand or by using machines.
  •     Affix postage to packages or letters by hand, or stamp materials, using postage meters.
  •     Verify that items are addressed correctly, marked with the proper postage, and in suitable condition for processing.
  •     Place incoming or outgoing letters or packages into sacks or bins based on destination or type, and place identifying tags on sacks or bins.
  •     Clear jams in sortation equipment.
  •     Sort and route incoming mail, and collect outgoing mail, using carts as necessary.
  •     Weigh packages or letters to determine postage needed, using weighing scales and rate charts.
  •     Determine manner in which mail is to be sent, and prepare it for delivery to mailing facilities.
  •     Lift and unload containers of mail or parcels onto equipment for transportation to sortation stations.
  •     Wrap packages or bundles by hand, or by using tying machines.

Skills/Requirements/Qualifications

  • Critical Thinking -  Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring -  Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension -  Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking -  Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring -  Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension -  Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Job Zones

  • Title: Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Related Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
  • Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Job Zone Examples:These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
  • Specific Vocational Preparation in years: (4.0 to 6.0)

Job Category

Warehouse and LID

Salary National Average

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$25909.66$32239.96$39026.81

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