Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Mail Handler (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #211124-5499TC-001

Introduction

The State of ConnecticutUniversity of Connecticut Facilities Operations Department has a job opening for a Mail Handler position.  This is a permanent, full-time position, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 37.5 hours per week with an unpaid half an hour for lunch.  This position reports to the Mail Services Supervisor.  The hourly salary rate will be determined at the time of job offer based on the employee's current job classification and step, and is non-negotiable.

This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Applicants must also be willing to work non-premium holidays.  This position is categorized as “Open only to statewide employees” and current, qualified UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the University of Connecticut who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  Application materials will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirement sections of the position have been met.  Please also be sure to demonstrate how you meet any of the preferred qualifications that you may have.

Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) their CT Driver License number, including the date issued and expiration date.

If selected for an interview, you may be asked to provide the names, titles, and phone numbers of three professional references.  In addition, current State of Connecticut employees at UConn may be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and CORE attendance records.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including a functional capacity exam. The pre-employment physical will be a requirement for the most senior qualified current UConn NP-2 candidate.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR's Services Unit phone number at 860-486-3034.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

At UConn, Mail Handlers are required to lift mail bags and packages that range from 30 lbs. to 70 lbs. each and on average may carry/deliver 60 to 100 mail bags and packages each day.  This position requires employees to be on their feet for the majority of the 7.5 hour work day and also requires a significant amount of walking from the mail truck to the numerous buildings on campus; in most cases, employees are required to carry mail bags and packages between 50 feet and 100 feet from the location where the mail truck is parked to the building where the mail is being delivered to.  Campus mail routes are established, and mail is delivered each day regardless of the weather conditions.  This position may supervise student employees.

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, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to lift 70lb. packages, per USPS regulations.
  • Knowledge of mail piece design.
  • Knowledge of bulk mail postage regulations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mail processing equipment.
  • Ability to fill in costs on customer invoices.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Supervisory ability.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Conclusion

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp 

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:  https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ 

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.



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