IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERPRISE

 

CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES

 

MAIL CLERK SERIES

 

CLASSES IN THE SERIES

 

Class Code

Class Title

 

 

00260

Mail Clerk 1

00261

Mail Clerk 2

 

SERIES CONCEPT

 

To provide support services in the routing, receiving, processing, sorting, and delivery of mail and related items.

 

EXCLUSIONS

 

Positions performing mail duties less than 50% of the time. These positions would be classified in the clerical classes.

 

CLASS DISTINCTIONS

 

Mail Clerk 1

 

Positions at this level perform a variety of task relating to incoming and outgoing U.S. and local mail as well as mail and packages from private delivery services. This includes operating postage scales, postage meters, inserting machines, sorters and openers, and keeping accurate records of usage. Some positions load and unload mail bags and packages from trucks and make deliveries using a motor vehicle.

 

Mail Clerk 2

 

Positions classified at the Mail Clerk 2 level perform many of the same tasks as found at the Mail Clerk 1 level. However, in addition, positions as a primary duty, also have responsibility for one or more of the following:

 

1.

Individually plans and operates the activities of a small mail room including the keeping and maintaining of all records and accounts of the mail operation of an institution or department.

2.

Acts as a leadworker over other employees in the mail room operation.

3.

Maintains all of the records, books and accounts of a major mail room operation.

4.

Works in a high security, high volume operation involving the mailing of negotiable items such as food stamps.

5.

In a correctional institution is responsible for opening and inspecting incoming and outgoing inmate mail to search for illegal contraband and unauthorized correspondence.

 

Effective Date: 2/99 GR