As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. Creative Communications has an outstanding opportunity for a Mail Carrier-Driver B. Creative Communications is a multiple-unit department engaged in the planning, design, creation, distribution and development of communications products. The department generates more than $10 million in self-sustaining revenues annually and administers an appropriated annual budget of more than $2.5 million and has 74 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees, including Interns and Student Assistants.RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the supervision of Program Support Supervisor II, this position works in a dynamic customer focused team that serves University of Washington departments with their mail production and delivery needs. Under the policies and procedures of Copy Services, this position will have a variety of responsibilities, including sorting, delivering, collecting and rating U.S. Government mail, campus mail and freight; operating delivery trucks, vans and bicycles as required incidental to the distribution and collection of mail, supplies or services for the university. Operating manual and electric powered equipment to move materials. Operating mail processing equipment and manual mail processing in our bulk mail center.This position requires the ability to work with a variety of people and to work under pressure while maintaining a positive service attitude.The work hours for this position is 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.Incumbent may be called upon to work overtime during peak work periods.Responsibilities:*Drive a variety of trucks and other motorized vehicles as well as bicycles.*Deliver, receive and collect United States mail and private courier, delivery services including packages, campus mail including books, files, cartons, packages, overnight express, pallets and additional supplies etc.*Case and sort United States postal and campus mail; load/unload mail sacks.*Sort, classify, and rate mail for proper postage.*Operate mail processing equipment, such as mail metering machines, Videojet addressing, tabbing, folding, including manual handwork in our bulk mail center.*Make delivery to, and pick up from, U.S. Postal facilities, bulk, insured, overnight express, registered, certified, and regular mail. Pick up or drop off mail and materials from UW departments or vendors as needed.*Use receiving & tracking computer system to track and account for incoming accountable mail, packages, materials and goods.*Use hand trucks, dollies, mail carts, bicycle, bicycle trailers and pallet jacks in the transport of materials.*Will be assigned to our Shipping & Receiving operation as needed and provide all related duties/services to those operations.*May make on-campus deliveries of newspapers, record retention boxes, supplies and pick up's for commercial surface or air transport services.*Participate in our process improvement strategies, workflow improvements.*Perform related duties as required.Supervision Received:Supervised by the Program Support Supervisor II.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.QUALIFICATIONS*High school graduation or GED certificate*Valid Washington State motor vehicle operator's license*Six months office or clerical experience may be substituted for educational requirements*Ability and willingness to do constant lifting and work outside in all types of weather conditions.*Must be able to handle (lift, carry, push, pull) weights up to 100 lbs.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS*Experience with wide variety of mail rating and/or processing equipment*Ability to multi-task under changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment*Participated in a work environment using LEAN or a similar structured process improvement systemApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.