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US Postal Service to host Aug. 16 'hiring blitz' at San Diego County post office locations

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-11 17:12:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The U.S. Postal Service is holding a one-day-only “hiring blitz” at over a dozen San Diego County post office locations.

The hiring event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

USPS officials said they are hoping to hire for mail carrier and clerk positions, adding, “The available postal positions, which offer starting pay from $18.92 to $19.12 an hour, are great opportunities for anyone seeking fast-paced, rewarding work environments with good pay, and are a first step that could lead to long-term careers for the Postal Service.”

The following county post office locations will take part in the job event:

  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • Downtown San Diego
  • El Cajon
  • Encanto
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Grantville
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Linda Vista
  • Midway
  • Oceanside
  • Pacific Beach
  • Pala Vista
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Riverfront
  • San Marcos
  • Santee

According to USPS officials, requirements for postal service employment include:

  • Must be 18 years old at the time of appointment or 16 years old with a high school diploma.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug screening, and medical assessment.
  • Must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or citizen of American Samoa or other U.S. Territory.
  • Must provide recent employment history.
  • Must have a safe driving record (if applicable to the position).

Anyone not able to attend the hiring event can apply for a position at