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PSE Mail Processing Clerk was asked...25 October 2012

None, only asks if your currently working and what shift you would prefer.

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Idk wat the requirements are for other states i live in ny the eligable score is 70 and above. I can only imagine how competitive it is. But thanx :) i appreciate it Less

@Nikki each facility is different on how they interview.....some asks a few ??s like have u had conflict w/a co worker and how did u handle it?...if u were given tasks by your sup how would you do those tasks and if u couldnt finish what would you do etc...and some dont even ask questions.....its nothing to be nervous..its a fairly easy interview depending on the station....they havent hired career emp. since 2007 and are not planning to hire career ANY TIME SOON b/c of the decline in mailing...PSE's are replacing employees that are retiring and will not become permanent however they can be rehired year after year with a 5 day break between each appointment if you show them what you're made of. @kevin i applied 1/2012 with a score of 79.10 and just got the email on 11/20 for the interview..so it takes awhile @Bre overnight gets 8% more btwn 6pm and 6am so about $16 Hope I helped u all out a bit :) Less

@Maricel: If u google or yahoo search sample tests, it will give u an idea of what to expect. The tests consists of multiple choice questions. Some questions are about matching up zip codes & addresses, others will ask u like how to properly fill out a form and what information do u fill out in what box. Another portion will ask about matching up routes and address zip codes which is usually what the carrier does on their job. The hard thing i didn't like was trying to memorize those routes and zip codes for a few minutes and trying to guess the right answers when they ask u. The test takes about an hr. U will be timed on the test so u will have to get as many answers right as possible. U can practice from various websites that show u sample tests. That's what I did. @Lisa: The hiring process varies. It took them about a month for them to contact me through email. After the interview date, we had to go back the following week to finish up the hiring process. We were already hired and we were given a date of our orientation within 2 weeks of that time. This gave us time to give a notice to the previous jobs. This job isn't flexible, u will be needed for as much as there are always work. Being in the distribution and the fact that the PSE Clerk gets paid $14.60 an hr, it's a good pay & they have been providing a lotta hours because of the holidays. They will tell u straight out that if you got another job or school that can't work around your work schedule with em, u will have to choose them or your other job or whatever. Since this is the best paying job I have ever had, i'm trying my best to show them my work ethics to prove to them that i'm good enough to be permanent. Since they need people there during the holidays, I am not planning to request any days off til' January when the holidays are over. I heard with our position it's hard to get a 3 day weekend off, or if you're lucky. I don't know if that refers to being paid vacation or non-paid. It's just the matter of hoping for the best. When you get a decent score on the assessment test and you're shown as eligible on your profile, you have to wait. During the waiting process, I would continue to job search because u don't know if they will really contact u or not. If you're lucky then they will. I didn't expect them to contact me at all. Less

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I applied in June 2014 and finally got an email in September 2014. We started (temps) after Halloween. You have a great score, you will be called. Good luck Less

You might consider retesting for a higher score.

I took my test in april and got a call last week to come in and interview so long process Less

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Why do you want to work for usps? Any conflicts with a coworker or supervisor? Tell me a time when you went above and beyond for a customer? What would your pior employer say about you? Have you had any safety incidents in the past? What would you do if you have a item that is too heavy to lift? What would you do if you seen a coworker doing something he/she don't suppose to be doing?

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I was contacted by them after applying 2 months ago. They asked me to do a drug test and background check but have not had an interview yet. Is this normal? Less

Yes this is normal. The same thing happened to me a few months ago. Usps is unorganized since there are over 1000's of applicants. Less

Thanks, LD. I am in the Phoenix area. Was the interview a group interview like what I've read on this site? I only score a 76 on my test. Less

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have you ever been fired?

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Yes

Did you get hired?

no

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Pass experience at the USPS?

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No

No

Didn't have any days off as a CCA !!

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Haven't had an interview yet. so I haven't received an offer at this point

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you will get an email for background check, drug test, and if RCA or CCA applicant, a motor vehicle background check. It may take well over a month for the email. After completing and passing tests you will get an email for an interview. Unfortunately you may have to wait an additional 30-40 days for the invitation. If they like you, they will send your interview packet to the district office and will receive another email to come in and do your tax paperwork and fingerprinting. You'll hear a final decision a week or two after the last step. The whole process takes about 3 months. I applied in late July and my hire date was on November first. When I converted to PSE from Mail Handler I went through the entire process again and had to wait the same length of time....even though I was already employed with USPS. Less

Hi there! The score you are provided after taking the 473 is a combination of your application and 473e. The highest possible score is just over 90. I suggest applying for every possible opening available. You may have to accept a position you don't really want, but once you get in, you can keep applying for ones you do want. You're changes are better once you're in. I passed the test two weeks ago and applied for 26 positions. I have been not selected for some and I'm on the hire list and pre-screen for others. They send emails and change the status in the SAP eCareers job system. Check both multiple times a day. Currently I have two interviews scheduled, have taken the drug test and have been through the background screening process. It's a long process. Don't give up and keep at it!! I'm going to apply until they hire me. lol Less

It does take time. You also have to consider that are Veterans that have applied to this position and they may qualify up to 10 addition points on top of their testing score. Which would place them over 100. Less

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tell me about yourself?

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I am a mom of 4 and a very hard working person. I am fun and outgoing. I love to work and I am devoted to the ones I work for. I am a team player and live to excel in what ever I am learning or doing Less

are you able to perform the job duties

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Do you want the job?

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Yes.

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Have you ever worked here before

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What do you mean first one in? I’m currently at the step with my second background check, when I receive the orientation email? Less

I answered yes

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Can you handle standing up for 8 hrs?

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not just standing up,you have to do some lifting while your dropping the full tray mail or tie the full sacks and throw it in container,but you have to do it on rotation,come this summer season it will be too slow and the 36 to 40 hrs a week your enjoying will be cut into 20 to 30 hrs a week and it all depend on the volume of the mails that's coming in.it is a better routine work out while your working, you dont have to go to a gym. i"ve been a pse mail processing clerk for 3 years and doing all kind of stuff what ever the supervisor needs to be done,,as what the title says PSE ,,,Postal Support Employee,,,sometimes it is POstal SLAVE Employee,,good luck guys Less

Yes with no problem.

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