How to Create USPS eCareer Candidate Profile

The United States Postal Service (USPS) job is one of the most sorts after in the United States. With over 653,167 employees, the USPS is one of the largest employing government agencies of labor in the United States.

However, before applying, you need to create an eCareer candidate profile which you will use to apply for a job. Once you’ve created your candidate profile, you can save your progress and return to your profile at a later time if needed.


Things Needed to Create USPS Candidate Profile

  • For best experience, use a desktop or laptop computer rather than a mobile device.
  • Use a supported browser; Internet Explorer IE 7-11, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and/or Safari.
  • Ensure Adobe PDF Reader is installed and enabled in supported browsers.
  • You must have an email address to apply for a job or create a Candidate profile. This is the only way that USPS can communicate with you about your application and job status.

USPS Job Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old at the time of appointment or 16 years old with a high school diploma.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug screening, and medical assessment.
  • Must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or citizen of American Samoa or other U.S. Territory.
  • Must provide recent employment history.
  • Must have a safe driving record (if applicable to the position).
  • Must be registered with Selective Service is applicable.
  • The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation, the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding 5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only, but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S. government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

How to Create USPS eCareer Candidate Profile

Before applying for USPS employment, you need to create a candidate profile. To get started, follow the procedures outlined below.

Create Profile

Interested candidates can Create a Profile

First, you will create a username and password, and then you will complete the profile with your information.

USPS eCareer Candidate Login

If you have forgotten your username or password, you may retrieve it by selecting either the “User Name Forgotten” or “Password Forgotten” link that appears in the lower right corner of the Login page and following the steps provided.

You can also login to USPS eCareer HERE!

Helpful tips for managing your profile

  • You may only create one profile.
  • The profile will supply much of the information for your application and can be reused across separate positions for which you apply.
  • You may edit specific sections of your Career profile or application by going to that specific section or page to make changes. You cannot edit the “Data Overview” on the “Review/Release” screen.

By creating your Candidate profile, you are now able to log into your account at any time to fill out applications.

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