Department of Administrative Services

Mail Handler Trainee (37.5 Hour Entry Level) (5498TE)

$17.60-$17.60 Hourly / $1,319.67-$1,319.67 BiWeekly /
$34,443.13-$34,443.13 Yearly


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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights.

APPOINTMENT

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.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

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

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(05)-Clerical/Secretarial

BARGAINING UNIT

(06)-SERVICE/MAINT (NP-2)

EEO

(7)-Skilled Craft Workers

SALARY INFORMATION

TE 09

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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)

EFFECTIVE DATE

11/29/2013

CLASS: 5498TE; EST: 9/18/1981; REV: 11/29/2013;