Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
Skills & Knowledge
Most Important Skills for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
- Speaking—Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Managing Time—Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Reading—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Thinking Critically—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing—Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Monitoring Performance—Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Being Aware of Others—Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Coordinating with Others—Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Managing People—Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Persuading Others—Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
- Customer and Personal Service—Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Education and Training—Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Administration and Management—Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Production and Processing—Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Clerical—Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Computers and Electronics—Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Public Safety and Security—Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Mathematics—Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- English Language—Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Personnel and Human Resources—Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- Enterprising—Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
- Conventional—Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Describe Your Skills
People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.
- Collecting information from different sources.
- Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
- Resolving conflicts or negotiating with people.
- Making decisions or solving problems.
- Using computers.
- Scheduling work and activities.
- Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work.
- Guiding, directing, and motivating people that work under you.
The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents.
- Lodging Managers
- Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
- Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
- Administrative Service Managers
- Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
- General and Operations Managers
- Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
- Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
- Wholesale and Retail Buyers
- Residential Advisors
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