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Postal Administrative Specialists

Business Management & Administration

Service Branches

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Work Environment

Postal administrative specialists work in office settings both on land and aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $24,769 - $146,229


Postal administrative specialists perform all duties necessary to the efficient running of military postal operations. They perform postal finance, mail handling, locator service, and mail distribution functions. Mail handling duties can include, but are not limited to, accepting, sorting, manifesting, and dispatching all types of mail. They may also issue and cash United States Postal Service (USPS) money orders, sell stamps, apply postage to, and mail out parcels.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field and covers tactical and survival skills physical training military life and customs and weapons training. Postal administrative specialists in the Military will gain skills through classes and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training topics may include:

  • English grammar spelling and punctuation
  • Letter writing policies and guidelines
  • Setting up and maintaining filing and publication systems
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in military style
  • Maintaining databases
  • Personnel administration policies technologies and procedures

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to organize and plan
  • Interest in keeping organized and accurate records
  • Interest in operating computers and other office machines
  • Preference for office work

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