As Miami Postmaster, Kirkland oversees 30 stations and branches and 19 detached finance units, with approximately 2,400 employees. He has an operating budget of $230 million. Miami postal operations include 1,229 city routes and 38 rural routes, which delivered more than 803 million pieces of mail in Fiscal Year 2018. Miami Post Offices generated over $344 million in revenue in the last fiscal year.
Kirkland started his 34-year career as a Part Time Flexible Letter Carrier at the Carrier Annex in Gainesville, FL. He later worked as a Manager, Customer Services increasing responsibility in the Gainesville, FL area. In 2004, he was selected Postmaster, Saint Augustine, FL. During his career, he also was named Postmaster, Panama City, FL; Louisville, KY; and most recently, Sarasota, FL.
Kirkland twice held the position of Manager, Post Office Operations in the Gulf Atlantic District. Additionally, he was Acting Plant Manager, Manasota, FL Processing and Distribution Center.
A Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Certified Green Belt, he currently is a participant in the U.S. Postal Service Advanced Leadership Program (ALP).