National Defence 191 reviews – Canada
$49,400 a year
What They Do
Postal Clerks provide a full range of postal services to Forces members and their families at Forces bases and establishments.
The primary responsibilities of the Postal Clerk are to:
Perform all mail handling duties related to the receipt, dispatch and delivery of mail
Operate a postal tracing service
Maintain the security of mail and of post office premises as well as the security of cash, postal valuables and sensitive equipment
Prepare and distribute bills of lading for international and domestic mail dispatched by road, rail, sea and air
Operate a postal financial counter in accordance with Canada Post regulations and directives
Conduct financial accounting and audit duties at military post offices
Type routine correspondence, forms and documents
Operate office equipment including calculators, photocopiers, computers and postage meters
Working Environment Postal Clerks serve with Royal Canadian Navy, the Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada and abroad. They typically work in a postal office, but may also be on a ship at sea, in a temporary postal office in an operational unit, or a mobile postal van.
Career Development The starting salary for a fully-trained Postal Clerk is $49,400 per year; however, depending on previous experience and training the starting salary may be higher. Postal Clerks who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential are selected for opportunities for career progression, promotion and advanced training .
Related Civilian Occupations
Basic Military Qualification
Basic Occupation Qualification Training
Basic Military Qualification The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the Forces physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.
Basic Occupational Qualification Training Postal Clerks complete 6 weeks of training related to postal services in the military setting in Trenton, Ontario. Topics include:
Receipt, handling, sorting, redirecting, delivering and dispatching of all classes of mail
Safeguarding mail, recognizing and reporting mail irregularities
Interpretation of postal Law and Regulations
Postal Clerks may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:
Financial Accounting and Audit
As they progress in their career, Postal Clerks who demonstrate the required ability and potential will be offered advanced training. Available courses include:
Required Education The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Quebec. Foreign education may be accepted.
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