There is a title for every U.S. Postal Service job, but at small-town post offices, one title often means many jobs.
That's the case for Diane Sather, the new postmaster at the Hayden Post Office.
In addition to overseeing operations and taking care of administrative duties, she fills in at the customer service window for her two clerks and pitches in with tasks at the office.
"It's jumping in and doing what the girls do. ... It's kind of joining the group and rotating jobs," she said.
Sather stepped into the Hayden job last week after about five years as postmaster at the Phippsburg Post Office. She officially takes over for Dave DeWitt, who has not worked in the office for five years.
Jorde Neumiller was the "officer in charge" during that time, Sather said.
The transfer to Hayden was a good move for Sather, who lives about nine miles north of town and whose children attend school in Hayden.
Although the pace is faster in Hayden than it was in the Phippsburg office -- the Hayden Post Office handles about three to four times more volume -- it's nothing Sather can't handle.
She has worked for the Postal Service for 23 years in several positions. Sather got most of her experience in Fargo, N.D., and she also has worked in the Steamboat Springs Post Office.
"I'm looking forward to working in the Hayden community," she said.
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