Mail Screening Aide

Washington, D.C
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Full Time


This is a full-time position with the Police Department of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Closing Date : Wednesday, 10/23/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 300 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.
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The Mail Screening Aide is responsible for screening of mail and parcels for hazardous materials and improvised explosive devices. Screens all U.S. mail, courier deliveries, and packages destined for the Supreme Court building.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
  • Employment is subject to successful completion of a medical exam and security background check.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See:


At least one year of work experience similar to the mail screening duties described above is required. Overall knowledge of x-ray machine operation. Must be able to accurately operate various chemical and biological detection equipment. Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion regarding safety and the proper use of equipment. Must be able to identify hazardous materials, improvised explosive devices, and follow prescribed decontamination procedures. Ability to properly use personal protection equipment. Must possess good general organizational skills. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and must be in good physical condition.


A highly motivated individual with a high school diploma is required. Some college education is desirable.

Additional information

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required:
  • OF-306 ( )
  • A resume
  • A cover letter
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