Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

Plan, direct, or coordinate operational, administrative, management, and supportive services of a U.S. post office; or coordinate activities of workers engaged in postal and related work in assigned post office.

Median Annual Wage: $65,800

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (57%); Associate's degree (19%); Some college, no degree (8%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Distribution Operation Supervisor (SDO); Postmaster; Distribution Operations Manager; Remote Encoding Center Manager; Remote Encoding Operations Supervisor; Computerized Forwarding System Supervisor; Mail Delivery Supervisor; Postal Supervisor; Postmaster Relief (PMR)

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  • Direct and coordinate operational, management, and supportive services of one or a number of postal facilities.
  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Hire and train employees, and evaluate their performance.
  • Prepare employee work schedules.
  • Prepare and submit detailed and summary reports of post office activities to designated supervisors.
  • Negotiate labor disputes.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents.

  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents.

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