A rural carrier associate is tasked with picking up and delivering mail, packages, or parcels within a specified rural area. He/She ensures that clients receive their packages on time. To do this, he/she collaborates with logistics managers to deliver packages. Aside from that, he/she communicates with clients and acquires their signature upon package delivery. Also, he/she maintains the company vehicle by performing regular maintenance checks. The job sometimes includes lifting heavy loads; hence, the carrier must be physically fit.
The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma, or its equivalent is required. Applicants must pass a civil service test before they can be hired. Prior experience in a delivery or customer service role is also beneficial. Plus, you must possess organization, communication, time management, and computer skills. You will also need a valid driver's license. If your employer wants, you may be required to wear a uniform provided by them.
The average gross salary for a rural carrier associate is $38,343, which falls between the range of $31,000 and $48,000.