Picks up, sorts, and delivers all internal and external mail for the Homewood campus. Delivers and picks up Homewood mail to and from off-campus and satellite locations. Records mail pickup and delivery using a personal digital assistant.
Essential Job Functions:
Picks up all outgoing interdepartmental mail, inter-campus mail, U.S. mail, and private carrier mail (i.e., Federal Express, UPS, DHL) from various departments and offices in the Homewood campus.
Transports internal mail to the Distribution Center and external mail and revenue-based mail to the
Collection Center for outbound processing
Sorts interdepartmental, inter-campus, incoming U.S. mail, and incoming private carrier mail received in the Distribution Center according to destination. Uses web-site directory as needed.
Sorts external mail in the Collection Center by type of mail, i.e., first class mail, certified mail, registered mail, express mail, priority mail, Federal Express mail, package service, UPS mail, or DHL mail.
Packs and bundles mail and packages for delivery using mechanical strapping machine.
Delivers interdepartmental, inter-campus, incoming U.S. and private carrier mail to the various departments and offices at the Homewood, JH@Eastern, Keswick, Mt. Washington, and East
Baltimore Campuses, as well as other Baltimore Metropolitan locations as assigned. Must be available to work overtime as needed to complete the daily responsibilities. Obtains required signature or receipt on mail items as appropriate.
Uses personal digital assistant (i.e., Palm Pilot) to record and track location and time of mail pickup and delivery and to obtain signature or receipt of mail as required. Uploads data to the mail database in the Distribution Center.
Utilizes web-based applications of private carriers such as UPS, FedEx and DHL to track and research delivery status of packages and shipments.
Answers routine questions about mail services provided by the Homewood post office such as those related to campus address procedure, service hours, transit time, and special work request.
Observes all safety precautions to avoid harming self and others, damaging and/or losing property and mail items.
Assists with training of new permanent and temporary employees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School degree or equivalent. Two years experience preferred. Appropriate valid driver's license with good driving record.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with the mail services provided by the university post office and mail centers including the different mail items handled and proper mail handling, collection, delivery, and sorting procedures.
Ability to transport or move mail up to 70 lbs from one location to another.
Ability to drive a light delivery truck or cargo van.
Ability to read and write in order to process incoming and outgoing mail.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to stand, walk or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis.
Ability to ascend/descend stairs on a regular basis.
Ability to learn how to use current technology (i.e., personal computer, personal digital assistant) to research and track mail locations and volumes, and to perform data entry to update status of mail and packages.
Ability to interact with faculty, students, staff and the public in order to answer questions, to handle routine problems, and to provide assistance in a respectful and courteous manner.
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