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General Clerk - mailroom

Gesher Human Services

Gesher Human Services

Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

JOB TITLE: General Clerk- Mailroom


SUPERVISOR: Site Manager

Gesher Human Services is a bridge to hope and opportunity for people at work, at home, and in the community. Gesher’s workforce development, behavioral health, and inclusion programming serves all Metro Detroiters while meeting the needs of the Jewish community.


Responsible for all phases of mail production and distribution within the instructed guidelines and timeframes of the Project Manager/Assistant Project Manager. This includes sorting, researching and delivering the mail to designated mail stops.



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.


  • Preferred one-year experience in related field. Preferred experience working in a mail center.
  • Ability to perform routine tasks on special class mail.
  • Must be able to work on routine and repetitive tasks for long periods with minimum supervision. Must be able to stand, reach, and walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to make minor decisions regarding mail issues/questions.
  • Must meet lifting requirements for contract.
  • Preferred experience in UPS and Federal Express shipping and procedures.
  • Preferred knowledge of U.S. Postal regulations in the process of dealing with incoming, outgoing, certified, registered, insured and express mail.
  • Requires experience in operating various mail center machines.
  • Must be willing to accept leadership responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Transfer mail tubs from loading docks to mail center in the morning and mail center to dock in the afternoon (if needed).
  • Sort mail from tubs to distribution tables, which are then broken down by mail code in the mail bins.
  • Bundle mail as required by banding, bagging, or otherwise containerizing.
  • Research mail not properly addressed or properly coded.
  • Remove trash and keep work area clean and organized.
  • Deliver interoffice mail and picks up mail from mail stops.
  • Perform x-ray scan using a x-ray machine to scan all mail and packages for security of customers if required by contract.
  • If required at site, pull bags to be sent at the end of the day.
  • Perform job in a safe manner, with concern for others and a desire to increase production.
  • If needed, process machine able mail (folding, inserting, sealing, and opening).
  • Follow HAZMAT procedures for handling potentially hazardous mail.
  • May require handling and accountable mail.
  • May require opening and reading mail an forward to appropriate location.
  • May require processing requests for publications.
  • Perform duties of a mail metered on an as needed basis.
  • Ability to type 40 words per minute.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.


Environmental conditions:

  • Moderate noise (i.e., business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Physical requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, kneel to install computer equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting in required.


As appropriate and fiscally reasonable.


This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay in accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The above job description is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be all inclusive or limiting as to specific duties. The Agency reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Agency desires and in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying the position. The described job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability.

This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise and any employment relationship remains “at-will.”

Gesher is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.