Mail Clerk

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 15, 2022
Full Time

  • Collects, sorts and delivers mail, documents, and packages to an established route and time schedule to mail points within specified OPM offices.
  • Assists in the processing and recording of accountable mail which requires special handling, e.g., registered, certified, insured, priority, using automated tracking system.
  • Operates postage mail equipment including electronically transferring postage funds for agency meters.
  • Packages various material for and processes outgoing mail and ensures delivery to the loading dock.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
  • This position is eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit. The union that represents employees in this position is the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 32


For the GS-4: One year of progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position, such as collecting, sorting and delivering mail or packages, and/or providing clerical/administrative support utilizing office automation software, filing, compiling data and typing. OR You have completed 2 years of education above the high school level.

For the GS-5: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-04 level. Experience includes providing administrative support to an organization such as: preparing correspondence and reports, mail and filing, and inputting to and/or maintaining databases which support the administrative activities of an office. OR I have a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Incentive payments may be considered.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference click here .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see )