To become a postmaster, graduate from high school, maintain a job in the U.S. Postal Service, and pursue opportunities to further your postal experience. Focus on advancing your knowledge base in management, problem solving and negotiation. Finally, complete advanced postal service training.Continue Reading
Get a high school diploma or equivalent to meet the educational requirements for postmaster.
To become a standout candidate, pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree in public administration, communication or business.
Get a job in a post office. Look for entry-level jobs, and, once employed, maintain a good work record.
To get a well-rounded view of the postal field, pursue multiple opportunities as they arise. In particular, look for mentorship and job shadowing opportunities.
Postmaster is a supervisory position, so accept opportunities to enhance your management skills. Focus also on customer service and interpersonal skills.
Because postmasters need to solve problems, identify areas for improvement, and suggest solutions, work on negotiation and mediation skills to show you are able to envision and implement a course of action.
Participate in opportunities for in-house training, and seek out further career development programs. Complete either the Managerial Leadership Program or the Advanced Leadership Program.