Smt Usha Kumari P has done MA, MPhil. Prior to joining Group 1 services, she has worked as a lecturer of English in a degree college, and also taught a diploma course in Andhra University. She joined the service in 1993 as a Deputy Collector. She has worked as Revenue Divisional Officer, Visakhapatnam, where she handled the disaster of HPCL fire accident and the 1998 cyclone. She also worked as the District Revenue Officer, Vizianagaram.

For a brief period, she worked as Deputy CED Controller. She worked in Girijan Cooperative Corporation as the Vigilance Officer, OSD to Industries Department, Deputy Secretary, Home Department, Joint Collector, Krishna, Vice-Chirman VGTM VUDA, Commissioner of the Department of Women Development and Child Welfare, Additional Secretary, Minorities Welfare, and Commissioner, AYUSH.