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Postmen

Descriptions & Duties

  • Postmen perform collecting, processing and delivering mail to residences and businesses. They are responsible for collecting and sorting letters and parcels; delivering mail to residences and business establishments according to the specified routes; returning incorrectly addressed mail to senders; getting receivers' signatures for registered mail; operating postal equipment e.g., mail processing and sorting machinery; recording address changes and redirecting mail for those addresses; handling counter transactions and answering customers' enquiries about postal services.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Mails and parcels handling skills

Postmen will have different handling skills for different mails and parcels. They systematically classify the collected mails and parcel to ensure that they are accurately and efficiently delivered to the recipients.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • typically need to have secondary 4 or above education level.

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 4-13

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 14-17

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Work Environment

  • Postmen generally work both outdoors and indoors. They work outdoors to deliver mail. They work in a post office to sort mail. They need to work overtime particularly during the holiday season. They require repetitive lifting of heavy mail bags.

Tools

  • Mail processing and sorting machinery
  • Mailboxes