U.S. Postal Service Hiring in Central and Southwest Florida

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire new employees for delivery and retail positions at post offices in Central and Southwest Florida.

As part of its 10-year-plan, “Delivering for America,” the U.S. Postal Service is focused on building a more stable and empowered workforce. Employees are its greatest asset, and the organization is investing in new employees by providing robust training and on-the-the support.

Current job openings include:




Rural Carrier Associate (RCA)
Salary: $19.06 per hour

An RCA will have a continuous, part-time job. This on-call position could be ideal if one is retired, self-employed, an at-home parent, an educator, night student, or if employed on an evening shift schedule. An RCA serves families and businesses in rural and suburban areas. This employee is responsible for the delivery and collection of mail, working part-time when regular carriers have scheduled days off or vacation days. An RCA also sells stamps, supplied, and money orders. An applicant must have a valid state driver’s license and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. A personal vehicle may be required. Becoming an RCA is the first step to becoming a full-time, regular rural carrier with full benefits. RCA positions are currently available in these locations:

  • Astatula, FL
  • Auburndale, FL
  • Bokeelia, FL
  • Bradenton, FL
  • Fellsmere, FL
  • Grant, FL
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Palmetto, FL
  • Plant City, FL
  • Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, FL
  • Riverview, FL
  • Sanibel, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Valrico, FL
  • Wauchula, FL
  • Wimauma, FL
  • Zephyrhills, FL

Assistant Rural Carrier (ARC)
Salary: $19.06 per hour

This employee will deliver and collect packages along routes in rural areas and will provide a variety of services to customers along an assigned route. The successful applicant may be required to provide their own vehicle for transportation. As an ARC, you may opt to provide service to your community on weekends and holidays or up to seven days each week; whichever suits your lifestyle. If you enjoy working outdoors, while keeping your week free, this position may be a great fit for you. ARC positions are currently available in these locations:

  • Auburndale, FL
  • Odessa, FL
  • Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, FL
  • Wimauma, FL

City Carrier Assistant (CCA)
Salary: $18.92 per hour

A CCA delivers mail and packages on a varied schedule that may include weekends and holidays. The position requires a valid state driver’s license, safe driving record, and experience with a passenger car or larger. A CCA is scheduled to work based on service needs. CCA positions are currently available in these locations:

  • Auburndale, FL
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Ellenton, FL
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Largo, FL
  • Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, FL

Postal Support Employee (PSE)
Salary: $18.96 per hour

A PSE serves customers at the retail counter and distributes mail and packages for postal personnel to deliver. The position is intended to be very flexible; an employee can be scheduled any hours and days, including weekends and holidays. PSE positions are currently available in these locations:

  • Haines City, FL
  • Safety Harbor, FL

Job seekers may apply for these positions online through July 24, 2022.

USPS offers competitive wages and benefits, and career advancement opportunities. Accepting a position with the Postal Service is the first step to starting a long, fulfilling career with a dynamic, forward-thinking organization committed to delivering for the American people.

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The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.

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