Driver/Food Pantry Worker
Handles the Food Pantry services on assigned days; obtains, receives, organizes and distributes supplies of food and other items; assesses client needs and maintains records and reports of services provided. Drives a Salvation Army vehicle to pick up and transport donated goods on assigned days.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:This position description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.It is intended to identify the major
responsibilities and requirements of this position.The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position description.
Driver duties on assigned days:
Serve as a driver of a box truck and/or pick up truck to obtain food donations and/or deliver food. Willing to travel in the local area (Duval, Nassau, Clay and St. John’s Counties) as needed.
Picks up donated items from stores on scheduled days.
Picks-up and delivers miscellaneous items as needed.
May provide transportation to and from special events.
Drives carefully and observes/complies with all traffic signs and road/weather conditions to ensure the safety of passengers.
Parks vehicle in a safe and clearly marked parking space.
Locks vehicle doors when vehicle is not in use. Fuels vehicle in accordance with state gasoline regulations and The Salvation Army standards.
Logs all mileage on standard forms; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
Arrives at destination according to schedule or telephones ahead when severe delays occur.
Provides assistance at special events throughout the Holiday season as assigned.
Food Pantry/Warehouse duties on assigned days:
Meets with clients; reviews applications and checks files to determine clients’ eligibility to receive assistance. Ensures client are properly registered. Ensures food pantry, office space, and warehouse are all clean and well organized. Work closely with Food Pantry & Warehouse Coordinator, Program Manager(s), Director and others to provide quality service. Manages client data and provides monthly statistics to the Program Manager in conjunction with the Food Pantry & Warehouse Coordinator. Provide support for community outreach as needed.
Comply with all requests and tasks as assigned by the Food Pantry & Warehouse Coordinator, Program Manager(s) and/or Director.
Prepares food bags and/or boxes according to number in the household unless otherwise directed by the Food Pantry Coordinator.
Prepares and maintains statistical records representing the amount and type of services provided.
Receives and processes donated food; monitors expiration dates on all food in the pantry; discard outdated or damaged food in conjunction with the Food Pantry Coordinator.
Ensures compliance with all USDA, Department of Health and OSHA guidelines and regulations.
Coordinates the food pantry volunteers when the Food Pantry Coordinator is away from the office.
Assists in organization, cleaning and distribution of items in and from the warehouse.
Responsible for cleanliness, safety, and security of the vehicle and makes daily inspection and checks tires, water, oil, and other items to maintain equipment in good operating condition; reports any problems to supervisor immediately
Attends any meetings and trainings require by providers in relation to the Food Pantry Services.
Performs other related work as required.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
The Salvation Army VehicleGeneral Office Equipment
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Two years experience operating an automotive vehicle,
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid State Driver's License required
Florida Food Handler’s Certification preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of acceptable driving techniques and practices;
Knowledge of safety precautions associated with transporting passengers;
Ability to drive a passenger vehicle ensuring the safety of passengers and protection of the vehicle;
Ability to read and follow maps;
Ability to gauge time needed to arrive at destination;
Skill at using computer for record keeping;
Ability to plan and coordinate the distribution of food and commodities to meet the needs of the program;
Ability to maintain an adequate inventory of food and commodities to meet the needs of the program.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write and communicate the English language.
Bending, lifting and the ability to lift at least 50 pounds on daily basis
Ability to drive a vehicle in heavy traffic and extended trips.
Ability to perform continuous walking, stooping, standing and climbing
Work is performed in a normal office environment and/or outsideand work involves driving a vehicle where there may be physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, heat or discomforts associated with long distance trips or heavy traffic.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The purpose of a job description is to outline the essential functions unique to a particular job within a specific department.Job descriptions are used to recruit, train, and evaluate employees.
- Job Family FL-NON-EXEMPT
- Job Function Property
- Pay Type Hourly
- 900 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA