Lead Mail Clerk (#RO5502)
$21.81-$26.51 Hourly / $3,780.15-$4,594.79 Monthly / $45,361.82-$55,137.58 Yearly


Under general supervision, plans, organizes, and schedules countywide mail, messenger, and other delivery services; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent in this class is responsible for leading and participating in the receipt, processing, and distribution of inter-departmental and outgoing mail and general supplies.


  • Plans, leads and participates in countywide pickup and delivery of inter-departmental, incoming and outgoing mail; schedules delivery of mail and supplies. 
  • Supervises and participates in the operation of mail handling equipment which fold, insert, seal and meter mail; stays informed of postal rate and regulation changes. 
  • Maintains records of postage funds expended; performs other record keeping tasks; computes monthly charges for mail transmitted by County departments. 
  • Advises departments regarding mailing methods and techniques. 
  • May operate a two-way radio for emergency communication.



    Experience: One year as a Mail Clerk or Delivery Driver in San Joaquin County service.



    Experience:  Two years of general clerical or other related work experience, including at least one year in mail, messenger, or delivery service. 


    License or Certificates:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


    Procedures and techniques of mail distribution; traffic rules and regulations; safe work practices related to performance of manual tasks and operation of a motor vehicle; postal laws and regulations; principles of supervision and training; operation and maintenance of standard office equipment, including basic computer skills and computer software relevant to department operations; basic record keeping techniques; basic arithmetic.


    Plan and direct the work of others; develop delivery routes and schedules; drive delivery vehicles; sort mail and other items; move, and load supplies and mail safely; utilize standard office procedures and equipment; operate computers and related software; make accurate computations; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively with employees and the public, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


    Mobility-Operate a data entry device; frequent standing, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, for extended periods of time; driving, climbing stairs; Lifting-Frequently 5 to 30 lbs or less; occasional 30 to 70 lbs; occasionally restraining, lifting and/or turning heavy objects; Visual-Good overall vision, color perception, depth perception; occasional reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; good field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching; grasping; repetitive motion; occasional writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the radio, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Working alone; occasional exposure to bio-hazardous materials; occasional dealing with emergency situations; Special Requirements-May require working overtime, weekends and nights; Environmental-Frequent exposure to cold/heat, dirt, dust, fumes, and varied weather conditions; drives vehicle to transport materials, including blood and other laboratory specimens.

    San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    CLASS: RO5502; EST: 4/11/1984; REV: 6/13/2007;