BRIEF DESCRIPTION: US Postal Inspectors have investigative jurisdiction in all criminal matters involving the integrity and security of the US Postal Service. Postal Inspectors investigate criminal and civil violations of postal laws and are responsible for financial and performance audits of the US Postal Service. Postal Inspectors are involved in investigations including mail fraud, organized crime, mail theft/burglary/robbery, drugs, pornography, bombs, extortion, and other prohibited mailings.
TRAINING: Postal Inspectors receive a 16 week Basic Training Program at the Inspection Service Training Center, Potomac, Maryland.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be a US citizen. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 37 years of age. Must possess a Bachelor?s Degree from an accredited college or university. Must pass a physical and psychological exam. Must pass a background investigation. Must possess a valid state driver?s license.
And must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Postal Service employees with 2 years of supervisory, inspection, or specialized experience
- Internal Audit Experience (2 years)
- Law Enforcement Expertise (2 years, with statutory arrest authority and authority to conduct criminal investigations)
- Military Officers (Active duty for 2 years)
- Foreign Language Expertise (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalong, Russian, Japanese, who pass the proficiency exam)