Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
On the Job
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents plan or direct the operations and administration of a post office. They also manage postal workers.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
- Negotiate labor disputes.
- Direct administrative or support services.
- Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
- Prepare staff schedules or work assignments.
- Prepare operational progress or status reports.
- Hire personnel.
- Evaluate employee performance.
- Conduct employee training programs.
- Provide basic information to guests, visitors, or clients.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
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