Sample 1 - State of California

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Postal Service Clerks
(SOC Code : 43-5051)
in California

Perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags according to State, address, or other scheme; and examine mail for correct postage.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$24.38$25.33$26.21$26.22

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 20227,4005,000-2,400-32.4110

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Keep money drawers in order, and record and balance daily transactions.
Weigh letters and parcels, compute mailing costs based on type, weight, and destination, and affix correct postage.
Obtain signatures from recipients of registered or special delivery mail.
Register, certify, and insure letters and parcels.
Sell and collect payment for products such as stamps, prepaid mail envelopes, and money orders.
Check mail to ensure correct postage and that packages and letters are in proper condition for mailing.
Answer questions regarding mail regulations and procedures, postage rates, and post office boxes.
Complete forms regarding changes of address, or theft or loss of mail, or for special services such as registered or priority mail.
Provide assistance to the public in complying with federal regulations of Postal Service and other federal agencies.
Sort incoming and outgoing mail, according to type and destination, by hand or by operating electronic mail-sorting and scanning devices.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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