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Drew
Greetings!

Glad I stumbled upon this site by luck.  A wealth of information here.

I've completed so far the following:

Online application, written exam (scored 85), online backgroud check (clean), and drug test (clean).

Where am I at in the process and what are my chances at getting an interview?

I'm pursuing this job for supplemental purposes but am very flexible.

Thanks for any comments.  
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Doug L
I suggest you call the manager at the post office for which the job opening was listed and inquire about this. They will be the giving you your interview, and can possibly speed the process a little. Good luck and welcome!
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Mailchick
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There should be a driving test, that would be at the office where you will be assigned. They should send you an email informing you of when that will take place.  I also agree with Doug, make contact with the Postmaster or Station Manager of the office you will be working in, go in there, meet and greet. Networking is priceless, it will make them remember your name, and also shows that you want to work...all good things.

Welcome, and hope you get through the process and on the payroll.
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john
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A lot of the hiring process has changed several times over the past few years.  Let us know how it goes for you.
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R
There is no more initial driving test that stopped that on new years day. Still have to take and pass LLV training though.  
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Me
This post was updated on .
Been just a couple weeks since I completed my drug test.  Then I received a copy
of my background information in the mail which I submitted online.

Just yesterday, I receieved an email from one of the offices I applied for to confirm
an "interview/orientation" date

   [You are receiving this email because you have applied for a Rural Carrier Associate position at the .
Interviews/orientation will be conducted on Thursday, March 01, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. If all interviews are not able to be completed, a second day will be scheduled. This is an on-call position with no guarantee of hours. Your ability to be at the interview/orientation will demonstrate your ability to respond in an on-call work environment.
Again, there is no guarantee of any hours with this position other than vacation relief, non-scheduled days, and other leave used by the regular carrier.  At a minimum, you should expect to work every-other Saturday.
You MUST bring your drivers license and social security card.  If you are claiming veteran's preference.  You MUST bring a copy of your DD-214(s). The DD-214 MUST show the character of discharge.  The preferred copy is the long form member 4 copy.
 
Please send an email to  acknowledging receipt of this email.
 
Thank you for your interest in employment with the USPS, I look forward to meeting you on March 1, 2012.
 
Jeremy Lin
Postmaster, New York City NY
111-111-1111]

Also, in the "My Applications" section of my online profile from the USPS site,
I now have multiple locations that indicates "Hiring List."  What's funny is the original
location which I thought I was getting still says "Pre-Screening."

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Lou Paloma
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Greeting
West coast...every couple of days or so my status for
the other locations start changing to hiring list.  
I spoke to the PM over the phone at my preferred location
a few weeks ago and he advised they may be opening some
RCA spots after union negotiations.  

I'll attempt to reach him tomorrow or I'll be stuck pursuing
the one that's 50 min away from my residence.

When does the hiring person at each location typically
send out the "interview / orientation" e-mails after
an applicant's PROCESS STEP changes from Application Entry
to Hiring List?

There's another location which changed to Hiring List that's a bit
closer I may have to follow up with...
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LeAndra
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Hi, I am going thru the same process myself. For me it has been around 3 weeks from application to interview. If you are applying for an rca position it doesnt show prescreening until tentatively selected then another 2 weeks or so before offer.If applying for a clerk or mail handler it shows prescreening even before the interview. I have went on a handful of interviews for rca position and am now deciding which office i want to work out of. Good luck to you.Hope that helps :)
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Me
So do you recommend I attend a few interview/orientations?
I'm assuming I won't get an offer at the first meeting?
Thanks.
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Pats2
Go to as many interviews you can.  Maybe you will get more than one offer and be able to choose the office you want to work at.  Pick the office with the most opportunity for work.
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Orientation / Interview - what to expect?

me
So, I have my interview on Thursday for 2 of the closest PO's to my residence.  

According to the e-mails sent by the PM's for each, they're going to speak about
the job and will conduct interviews.  

My question is, are they truly group interview or indivual?  Does everyone get interviewed?

Any insight appreciated.  Thanks agian.
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texastoller
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It's been so long that I was hired that things may have changed. But back then, everyone they brought in for an interview was talked to by the PM (postmaster of the office). It wasn't much - just tell me about yourself, why you want to work here, can you work full-time hours if necessary, etc. I think they're basically just trying to see if you look like you can handle the work and how much you want to work for USPS. If you live close to the office, be sure to mention that because the closer you are to an office, the more attractive of a candidate you are to management. They don't want to have to call in subs at 8 am who live an hour away if there is one who lives 10 minutes away.
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john
My inreview strated with 8 candidates.  Postmaster asked if everyone had a rhd or vehicle they can drive from the right side.  3 of us raised their hands and 3 of us were hired.

I had an f150 with a bench seat so I could drive from the right but I couldn't reach a box. I went out and got an oldsmobile for $1000 and used it my first 3 years.
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Jeremy Lin
The PM where I just interviewed is filling a route that doesn't
require a RHD.  

The PM tried to scare the hell out of us during orientation to
weed out those looking for a career (not that it's bad to
but just not too imminent).

We started out with 6 and I was number 2 in the order of
interviews based on test scores.  The guy who was first was
military and can't work Saturdays - I'm hoping they hire me!

Should find out tomorrow...
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Gloria
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Hello!
My back round check came back that my license was suspended but for reasons of lapsed insurance only!  I then received an email that I don't meet the requirements.  One week later I then received an email for an interview in another location for the same position (RURAL CARRIER RTE RT) and want me to fill out the same application for the back round check again. The same day I received another email for an interview as a mail handler.  I am confused at this point. anyone have some input?
Thanks
Gloria
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Gloria
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What step is prescreening? Is that the interview, drug test, etc...
Gloria
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Bozo the Pope
You really don't want to work for the USPS. Losing a billion dollars a month, reached it's borrowing limit, defaulted this year and last on the retiree's annual $5 billion pre-funding requirement. Get the picture? It's a sinking ship  and there's no guarantee that they can even meet payroll next year. Besides that, the work environment sucks. You'd be better off cleaning septic tanks.
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Gloria
WOW! I heard this before however, I am desperate! I need a job yesterday. There is nothing out there. I figured it's the federal government they will get past it.  I thought I would take a chance.  
Although they are VERY impersonal! You can't talk to anyone, if you have questions then, to bad! I am very upset as to how it is all handled. They keep sending me a back round check over and over with every job I apply! How many times do I need to do this????
I now have an interview which I was informed via automated email and within this time I lost my uncle who's funeral is on the 25th.  The same day I am scheduled for an interview.  I can't get to anyone to let them know! I think I am giving up.  This is F@&*!#$!crazy!
Gloria
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