Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Mail Handler (37.5 Hour)

Fiscal/Processing Unit

Recruitment #191011-5499TC-001


The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is to instill public confidence in the integrity and fairness of tax collection; achieve the highest level of voluntary taxpayer compliance; continuously improve agency performance; contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the state; and provide a positive and professional workplace. We strive to be leaner, flatter, smarter and more focused by taxpayer services than ever before. We strive every day to be efficient, effective, honest, transparent and fair. We try to be sure the voice of taxpayers is heard and that we understand the impact of our actions on their lives and businesses.    

DRS's Fiscal/Processing Unit within the Operations Bureau is currently seeking to hire a Mail Handler for the mailroom. We work in a highly confidential, professional and fast paced environment. The job duties of this position, include but are not limited to, sorting, distributing and routing incoming and interoffice mail; operating postage application equipment, mail inserters and weight scales, stamping postage, franked or metered mail, driving of state vehicles in the delivery of US and interagency mail.

Additionally, you may be required to maintain daily cash records, schedule vehicle maintenance, provide postal service assistance to customers and other related duties as required. 

The reporting location for this position is 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, CT.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week position, with the scheduled hours 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Any inquiries regarding this position must be made directly to: Marybeth Bonsignore,, 860-297-5648.

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

The candidate selected for this position must maintain a current valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record, with the ability to drive on highways and/or long distances (to Bridgeport, Norwich and Waterbury).

Much of the work involved is physical in nature and requires standing, lifting, bending and carrying items that may weigh up to 60 lbs. Also, the moving of recycling barrels which are on wheels and may weigh up to 225 lbs. Therefore, incumbents in this class must have and maintain adequate physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to be able to perform the required duties.

Applicants invited to interview may be requested to supply the following:

Non-State employees - three (3) professional references, including contact information,

Current State employees - Last two (2) performance appraisals and last two (2) years’ attendance records..

Failure to bring the required documentation to the Interview will exclude you from the recruitment process.

Once selected for employment, the incumbent will be subject to fingerprint screening, a background and tax compliance check and may be required to have a physical examination.


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the receipt, processing and distribution of mail.


Sorts, distributes and routes incoming and interoffice mail; operates automatic postage application equipment, mail inserters, and weight scales; weighs and stamps postaged, franked or metered mail; drives state vehicles in the delivery of United States and interagency mail; picks up and delivers mail at United States Post Offices; signs for insured, certified, registered and special delivery mail; updates and maintains records; may maintain daily cash records; schedules vehicle maintenance; provides postal service assistance to customers; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of U.S. Postal Service regulations, rates and classes of mail; some oral and written communication skills; some interpersonal skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to perform basic arithmetic computations; ability to utilize computer software; ability to operate computerized and mechanical postal processing equipment; some mechanical ability.


One (1) year of experience in a mail service or postal operation involving the operation and maintenance of mail service equipment.


• Experience of US Postal Service regulations, rates and classes of mail

• Experience operating Neopost DS1200 G3 inserter or similar machine

• Experience operating IS-5000 postage machine or similar

• Ability to utilize computer software in conjunction with USPS electronic files

• Ability to perform basic arithmetic

• Strong organizational skills

• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess 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 in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weight.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.