PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in the receipt, processing and distribution of mail.
Works under the close supervision of an employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives training to perform tasks as outlined in the specification for the class of Mail Handler; sorts, distributes and routes incoming and interoffice mail; weighs and operates automatic postage application equipment, scales, mail inserters and related mail equipment; loads and unloads mail vehicles, tray sacks or carts of mail; picks up and delivers mail; may be required to open and inspect mail; may sign for mail; may drive State vehicles; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; some mechanical ability; ability to perform basic arithmetic computations; some ability to utilize computer software.
Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights.
This class is established to permit agencies to recruit and train employees in mail handling skills. An employee may be appointed to this class for a period not to exceed one (1) year. The employee may not remain as a Mail Handler Trainee for more than one (1) year from the date of original appointment. No exceptions or extensions beyond the one (1) year will be granted.
The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC or FM pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(7)-Skilled Craft Workers
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Mail Handler Trainee in Salary Group TE 09 approved effective November 20, 2003. (2013 SCOPE Review)