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Inspector Recruitment Application System (IRAS): Applicant Portal
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Welcome to the Inspector Recruitment Application System (IRAS). This system is designed to serve as your source of information regarding your progress through automated portions of the Postal Inspector application process. From this site, you will be able to:

  1. Create an account, using the “Applicant Registration” tab above, which will allow you to initiate the application process. (This feature is only accessible during open seasons.)
  2. Monitor your application status and update your profile, using the “Login” tab above.

Click here to access IRAS Troubleshooting Tips.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All start times and end times in the IRAS system are based on Central Standard Time.

Open Season Is Closed

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is an equal opportunity employer.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is accepting applications for the position of United States Postal Inspector from Office of Personnel Management (OPM)-designated 1811 Series Criminal Investigator (career or career-conditional), who possess three years of federal law enforcement experience, willing to work in one or more of the locations listed below, and possess one of the special skills.

Available Locations:
Atlanta Division: Greensboro, NC
Chicago Division: Chicago, IL
Chicago Division: St. Louis, MO
Detroit Division: Detroit, MI
Houston Division: Jackson, MS
Houston Division: Laredo, TX
Houston Division: New Orleans, LA
Los Angeles Division: Los Angeles, CA
New York Division: New York, NY
Newark Division: San Juan, PR*
San Francisco Division: San Francisco, CA
Washington Division: Washington, DC
National Headquarters: Washington, DC**

*Must possess the Foreign Language special skill in Spanish.
**Must possess the Cyber/Security Technology special skill.

Applicants are required to indicate location preference (Division) in their application. Relocation benefits are not authorized.

1811 Special Skills:
• Criminal Investigations/Law Enforcement
• Cyber/Security Technology
• Financial Experience and Certifications
• Foreign Language
• Legal - Juris Doctorate

IMPORTANT: All conditions as described MUST be met to be considered for application. If you apply and do not meet ALL criteria, you will not be considered for a position.

For more information on the Special Skills and eligibility requirements, visit

Applications will be accepted via the Inspector Recruitment Application System (IRAS) by clicking on the Applicant Registration link.
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