Letter Carrier (Delivery Agent) - On-call
Do you enjoy interacting with customers, being outdoors, getting exercise and want to work for a great national organization? We are seeking temporary on-call Delivery Agents.
Note: Applicants who reside within a 50 km radius of work location are preferred.
The successful candidate will
• Collect, sort, and deliver mail items
• Operate portable communication devices
• Load/unload a Postal Vehicle
• Collect money for C.O.D. and signatures for registered mail items
• Complete reports and documentation
• Communicate with customers and the general public
• Present Canada Post in a professional manner
• Maintain and safe guard all mail items and Canada Post property
• Operate a Canada Post Vehicle
• Maintain a satisfactory safe driving record and the appropriate class of provincial driver’s license
• Lift mail items weighing up to 22.7 kilograms (50 pounds) and carry mail items weighing up to 15.9 kilograms (35 pounds)
Job requirements (Education and Work experience)
• Must possess a valid Class 5 or Class G permanent provincial driver’s license.
• For the past 3 years held a satisfactory safe driving record (Driver’s abstract)
• Experience in customer service is an asset
• Experience in a delivery and/or driving role is an asset
APPLYING AT CANADA POST – IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Candidate must clearly demonstrate IN THEIR COVER LETTER/RESUME how they meet the experience requirements listed in this job advertisement.
Please be aware that if selected you will be required to provide the following documents:
• A current driver’s abstract (dated within the last 30 days)
• A character reference letter from someone who has known you for the past 2 years or more (no family members)
As part of the selection process selected candidates will be required to complete a security screening process
Our Leadership Behaviours and Corporate Values
Decision Making - A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner, that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability - An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation - A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution - A focused and self motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People - A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.
Other information about this job:
You will be required to pass Pre-Employment tests, an interview, and a Pre-Employment Physical Assessment.
Job Duties: An on-call Delivery Agent begins their day in the depot where they sort and prepare the day’s deliveries. Once complete, the on-call Delivery Agent spends a large portion of their day on the streets delivering their routes’ mail and packages by foot or by vehicle to both residential and business customers. While making deliveries, the on-call Delivery Agent acts as an ambassador for Canada Post. Upon completion of the day’s deliveries, the on-call Delivery Agent will return to their depot where they will drop off the day’s incoming mail for sortation purposes for upcoming delivery. Newly hired on-call Delivery Agents will participate in an extensive training program which includes both classroom and on the job training.
Schedule: This is an “on-call” as required position, the employee will be relied on to fill in for permanent Delivery Agents when they are unavailable to attend their regular route. They may be called to fill in for an absence on the same day or scheduled to cover a longer anticipated absence. As an on-call Delivery Agent, employees can expect to be called more frequently from November to March during Canada Post’s busiest time of year. As such, an on-call Delivery Agent is expected to maintain a reasonable level of availability.
Physical Component: The on-call Delivery Agent role is a strenuous position which requires the employee to lift, pull, bend, climb, reach and walk for extended periods of time throughout the day. Additionally the employee is required to lift upwards of 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds regularly throughout the day while enduring winter storms, summer heat waves, and rain storms, while maintaining the expected high standard of customer service to our valued clients on a daily basis.
Your future with Canada Post: In order to obtain a permanent Delivery Agent role with Canada Post, all employees must begin their career as an on-call employee. Canada Post has an established track record of promoting from within, after establishing yourself as an on-call Delivery Agent, employees will be given the opportunity to grow within the organization and obtain a permanent position.
Canada Post offers
• Competitive pay
• A strong community of employees: Our employees drive innovation and ensure that our business continues to evolve to meet our customers' changing needs
• The satisfaction of a job well done: You'll be part of a winning team that touches the lives of millions
Careers that deliver
If you're ready to make a difference and discover your full potential, Canada Post delivers a variety of exciting and challenging career opportunities across the country. As one of Canada’s largest employers we’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing a winning team to meet the evolving needs of Canadians and secure our future.
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.
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Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.