The U.S. Postal Service wants to fill 50 city carrier assistant positions in Buffalo and Rochester, and the deadline for applications is Monday, the Postal Service announced Thursday.

The Postal Service announced in January it would hire about 300 city carrier assistants throughout Western New York. Although it received about 1,100 online applications, many of those were found to be duplicates or were filed by candidates who failed to follow through by attending testing or an applicant screening process, according to spokeswoman Karen Mazurkiewicz.

The positions carry a $15-per-hour salary with paid vacations and eligibility for health benefits where required by law. Those hired are appointed for a term of 360 calendar days and may be reappointed for another 360-day term after a five-day break in service, the Postal Service said.

Interested candidates can find new postings for the positions at