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Become A Rural Carrier Associate

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Working As A Rural Carrier Associate

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $58,280

    Average Salary

What Does A Rural Carrier Associate Do At United States Postal Service

* RESPONSIBILITIES1. Sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route
* Receives and signs for accountable mail
* Loads mail in vehicle
* Delivers mail to customers along a prescribed route and on a regular schedule by a vehicle; collects monies and receiptsfor accountable mail; picks up mail from customers' roadside boxes
* Sells stamps, stamped paper and money orders; accepts C
* O.D., registered, certified, and insured mail and parcel post;furnishes routine information concerning postal matters and provides requested forms to customer
* Returns mail collected, undeliverable mail, and submits monies and receipts to post office
* Prepares mail for forwarding amd maintains records of change of address information
* Prepares a daily trip report and maintains a list of the customers on the route
* Conducts special surveys when required
* Maintains an inventory of stamps and stamped paper as needed to

What Does A Rural Carrier Associate Do At U.S. Bank

* Partners with business units, other RCA Consultants, and RCA Managers to create, implement, maintain, review, and oversee an effective control inventory reflecting operational and compliance risks across Payment Services.
* Controls must be documented using standardized templates, and provide sufficient level of detail to inform Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) testing.
* Review and provide credible challenge to Visio process maps to ensure all risks and controls are captured.
* Specific duties include:
* Working with the business units to formulate a schedule to ensure compliance with control inventory timelines for both operational and compliance risk.
* Developing a strong understanding of each business unit’s key controls through building out comprehensive control inventories.
* Working with QA and QC testing teams to ensure controls are sufficient to inform testing.
* Identifying opportunities to continually enhance control inventories.
* Project oversight of the Enterprise Process Mapping Program via Microsoft Visio

What Does A Rural Carrier Associate Do At Kforce

Responsible for the reporting of currency transactions and suspicious activity in accordance to the Bank Secrecy Act

What Does A Rural Carrier Associate Do At U.S. Bank

* Issue Validation
* Quality Assurance
* Sarbanes Oxley testing and walkthroughs
* Understanding and documenting risk/controls within processes
* Process improvement
* Leading the Business Change Risk Assessment for Personal Trust

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How To Become A Rural Carrier Associate

A high school diploma or equivalent is required to become a postal service worker. All applicants for these jobs must take a written exam. 


Although there is no specific postsecondary education requirement to become a postal service worker, all applicants must have a good command of English.

Postal service mail carriers must be at least 18 years old. They must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident-alien status. Males must have registered with the Selective Service when they reached age 18.

All applicants must pass a written exam that measures speed and accuracy at checking names and numbers and the ability to memorize mail distribution procedures. Jobseekers should contact the post office or mail processing center where they want to work to find out when exams are given.

When accepted, applicants must undergo a criminal background check and pass a physical exam and a drug test. Applicants also may be asked to show that they can lift and handle heavy mail sacks. Mail carriers who drive at work must have a safe driving record, and applicants must receive a passing grade on a road test.


Newly hired postal service workers receive short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting less than 1 month. Those who have a mail route may initially work alongside an experienced carrier.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Postal service workers, particularly clerks, regularly interact with customers. As a result, they must be courteous and tactful and provide good client service. 

Physical stamina. Postal service workers, particularly carriers, must be able to stand or walk for long periods.

Physical strength. Postal service workers must be able to lift heavy mail bags and parcels without injuring themselves.

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Rural Carrier Associate Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • French

  • Hindi

  • Portuguese

  • Gujarati

  • German

  • Russian

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Swedish

  • Chinese

  • Romanian

  • Albanian

  • Braille

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Malayalam

  • Korean

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Top Skills for A Rural Carrier Associate


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Top Rural Carrier Associate Skills

  1. Delivery Sequence
  2. Sort
  3. Packages
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Sorted mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route and loaded mail into trucks.
  • Obtained, sorted and delivered the United States Mail.
  • Scan packages and place them in the appropriate receptacle for different routes.
  • Utilized assigned company vehicle or personal vehicle along assigned route for mail delivery.
  • Sell stamps and other mailing supplies on route as needed to provide excellent customer service.

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Rural Carrier Associate Videos

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USPS RCA: Rural Carrier Associate

Training for Rural Carrier