Duty Summary: (Note: This is a special duty assignment
job. It is not available to new enlistees). Performs postal finance, mail
handling, locator service, and mail distribution functions. Related DoD
Occupational Subgroup: 554.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs postal financial services. Sells postage stock. Responsible for
postage stock issued by accountable postmaster and funds derived from
sale. Maintains adequate postage stock to service patrons. Responsible
for blank money orders issued by accountable postmaster. Sells and cashes
postal money orders. Remits fund from postage stock and money orders to
United States Postal Service (USPS).
Accepts items for mailing. Advises patrons of applicable postal and customs
requirements Determines packing adequacy for acceptance. Computes charges
for postage and special service fees. Prepares appropriate special service
forms and affixes appropriate endorsements. Safeguards and accounts for
items accepted as registered mail. Operates automated and manual scales.
Maintains separate accountability for personal and official mail meters.
Performs receipt and dispatch functions. Provides security for all mail.
Collects mail from mail collection boxes. Postmarks and cancels outgoing
mail. Checks for proper postage, and verifies forwarding endorsements.
Separates and sorts mail into proper classes and destination or off-load
points. Ties sorted mail into bundles, and affixes routing slips. Places
mail in pouches or trays, and prepares and affixes routing labels. Prepares
mail routing schemes. Prepares manifest for mail, and ensures dispatch
by most expeditious means consistent with established schedules and transportation
category. Receives incoming mail from military or commercial carriers.
Checks manifest against mail received to ensure proper receipt. Sorts
incoming mail according to mail distribution schemes, and delivers mail
to postal activities. Provides security for registered mail at commercial
terminals. Records accountable mail on receipts before delivery.
Operates postal service centers. Provides postal directory service. Distributes
mails in mail receptacles or via delivery window. Measures mail transit
times. Issues and closes mail receptacles.
Maintains postal records, prepares forms and reports, and performs postal
supply functions. Prepares and submits postal operations plans and reports.
Maintains USPS publications, current mail distribution schemes, military
post office location lists, mail distribution instructions, and labeling
catalogs. Processes USPS claims for lost or damaged mail. Maintains adequate
supply of postal forms and equipment, and requisitions replacement items.
Special Duty Qualifications:
Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of USPS, DoD and AF Postal publications
and forms. and arithmetic computations.
Education. For entry into this SDI, completion of high school or
general educational equivalency is desirable. Also, courses in business,
English, mathematics, and keyboarding are also desirable.
Training. For retention of this SDI, completion of the postal operations
course is mandatory.
Experience. For entry into this SDI, experience in face-to-face
dealing with the public, in the handling of funds, and mail processing
Other. Not used.
Strength Req: K
Physical Profile 211221
Appitude Score: A-32
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