How do you get a job with the United States Postal Services?

I have been trying to get a job with the USPS for a while and I paid $130.00 through Testing Authority Inc. I have looked at it on the internet and there are lots of websites that says its a rip off.

I would really like to get a postal job but I have no idea on how.

Any help is appreciated.

I have the study book for the 473 exam, And ordered it through

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    My mother in law works for the postal service. You have to wait until they are hiring and when they do, there is a website they will give you (on a paper in your local post office, depending on what post office they are hiring for) to go on to and apply. Then you get in the mail a date that you can go take the test. Then they call you in depending on the score of your test (highest to lowest capping out at 80% I think). Those places like Testing Authority are a rip off. You can buy the 473 exam book and just study it from there. I got a book I wanna say for $15? I went threw the process but never went to take the test.

    Good Luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to take the Civil Service exam. Go to the post office and ask where and when the next one will be given.

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