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What are some career opportunities with the United States Postal Service?

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The United States Postal Service offers entry-level positions, such as mail carrier, package handler and automotive technician, at local offices. Careers in more specialized fields, such as facilities, marketing, information technology and industrial engineering, are available at the corporate level.

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USPS open positions are available through its online job portal at USPS.com. The application process typically includes an exam, background check, drug test and interview. Approximately 80 percent of entry-level positions require the completion of a 473 Postal Exam, which tests clerical abilities, such as address checking, forms completion, memory and coding abilities. USPS actively encourages employee development with its National Center for Employee Development and three-level leadership program.

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