The U.S. Postal Service will add about 300 temporary jobs for the holiday mailing season, according to a news release.
The temporary jobs are at the Network Distribution Center, 4900 Speaker Road, Kansas City, Kan., and the Processing and Distribution Center, 1700 Cleveland Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
The jobs are for temporary (casual) mail handler and temporary postal support employee mail processing clerk positions.
They are for Nov. 16 through Jan. 11, 2014.
The hourly wage is $10.50 for casual mail handlers and $14.89 for postal support employee mail processing clerks, with varying shifts and days off. The positions have duties such as unloading tractor trailers and handling the distribution of mail in the U.S. Postal Service processing facilities.
The postal service also has 10 PSE tractor-trailer operator positions available in the Kansas City area. Tractor-trailer applicants must have a valid CDL Class A license and two years of general driving experience with at least one year full-time or equivalent of driving 7-ton trucks or buses of 16 passengers or more. A minimum of six months of the required total driving experience must be in a tractor-trailer. The hourly wage is $19.
There are six auto mechanic technician positions in the Kansas City area with an annual salary starting at $36,000. These are full-time career positions and have a benefits package. Applicants will be required to pass a written examination and a hands-on bench test.
USPS also is seeking city letter carrier assistants throughout the Mid-America District, which includes most of Missouri and the 660, 661, 662 and 667 ZIP Code areas in Kansas. The appointments are for 360 days with the possibility of additional appointments. The hourly wage is $15 and CCAs earn one hour of vacation pay for every 20 hours worked. A valid driver’s license and a good driving record are required. For any TTO, PSE, CCA or auto mechanic technician position, there is a requirement of a written examination through the Postal Service. These positions include limited benefits.
These job opportunities with the Postal Service earn competitive wages with an additional premium for hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., with varying hours of work per week.
Applications are being accepted from preference eligible veterans and non-preference eligible throughout the Mid-America District. First consideration will be given to all preference eligible veterans. Those interested in working for the Postal Service may apply at www.usps.com, select “Careers” at the bottom of the page, click on “Search Jobs Online,” select “Missouri” or “Kansas,” click “Start,” then click on the link for the appropriate job.
A spokesman said the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.