Contract Delivery Service is a contractual agreement between the U.S. PostalService and an individual or company for the delivery and collection of mail. The typical service required at the local Post OfficeTM will involve sorting mail for the route, driving to the route, delivering mail and parcels to specified addresses, picking up collection mail, and returning to the Post Office. The contract route will operate six days per week, Monday through Saturday, with possible Sunday deliveries and may include holidays. The carrier is requiredto use their own vehicle for mail delivery service.
Contract Delivery Service carriers are not USPS employees but are independent contractors who provide service on specific routes. By becoming a contract delivery service supplier for the USPS, you sign on as an independent contractor who delivers and collects mail. You will not be an employee of the USPS, which means you won't be eligible for benefits.
You will be required to pass both a background check and a drug test before the USPS can consider you for a contract delivery service contract. Even though you will not be an actual employee, the USPS is a government agency; which means an extensive screening process is necessary. You alsomust be 21 years old to be considered for a contractor position.
Further reference, detailed instructions, and required documents are included in the solicitation attachments.
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