Rural Mail Carrier Jobs Available (VIDEO)

By Corinne Rose - 21Alive

August 26, 2014 Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 6:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- If you're looking for some part-time work in communities outside Fort Wayne and can drive your own car, the U.S. Postal Service would like to hear from you.

There are 600 positions statewide and 72 in the greater Fort Wayne area.

65 of those positions will be rural mail carrier jobs in the 467 zip code -- basically communities surrounding Fort Wayne.

Those positions pay $16.25 an hour for about eight hours on Saturdays, plus potential other hours during the week, and you would also get mileage for using your car.

You'd sort and load mail before delivering it.

To apply, you must pass an online test at usps.com, and go through an interview.

So why does the post office need to hire 600 people throughout Indiana?

“Packages are increasing, which is good for the post office. However, we just now have the flexibility to fill a lot of the positions that have been vacant for a while. So they're now going to let us fill those to try to reduce our overtime cost,” says Northwood Station manager Kim Early.

There are also eight mail carrier positions available within Fort Wayne, which come with a marked postal truck.

Since these are part-time jobs, people would be eligible to apply for medical and dental benefits after they've held these positions for at least a year and full-time spots open up.

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