Mobile Food Pantry Operator

Division: Food Bank

Benefits: Yes

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $15.67 Hourly Rate

Type: At-Will, Full Time

 

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

THIS IS A TEMPORARY GRANT FUNDED POSITION

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the incumbent is responsible for driving, transporting, and delivering food to food insecure clients throughout San Bernardino County. CAPSBC Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program improves access to healthy foods for residents of low-income neighborhoods throughout a designated service area. The position requires extensive travel throughout San Bernardino County, providing a direct service to low-income clients, and will be subject to environmental conditions with work activities that occur inside and outside weather conditions. This position will include order-pulling, delivery of product to various sites throughout San Bernardino County, local and remote mobile food distributions, processing incoming and outgoing product, maintaining inventory practices and performing maintenance and cleaning duties. The position may include modified working hours including some evenings and weekends.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Drive mobile food pantry 26’ truck to scheduled San Bernardino County food distribution site locations

  2. Facilitate Mobile Pantry distributions at delivery site

  3. Assists and distributes food to clients and oversee volunteers at distribution sites

  4. Check all food items to make sure they meet program quality guidelines

  5. Ensure proper food handling and storage at all times

  6. Ensure refrigerator and freezer maintain appropriate temperatures

  7. Intake and assist client’s during food distributions

  8. Drive carefully and observe and comply with all traffic signs and laws

  9. Complete and maintain required paperwork such as daily trip log, inspection, fuel, temperature, and safety log checks

  10. Conducts daily Mobile Pantry vehicle inspection and communicates any vehicle problems or concerns

  11. Builds pallets of product and loads and unloads truck

  12. Set-up Mobile Food Pantry for distribution (including sorting produce, stocking shelves, and table placement)

  13. Collect data from program participants for statistical purposes

  14. In collaboration with the Mobile Pantry Program Coordinator, the Mobile Food Pantry Operator builds and maintains relationships with partner agencies, volunteers, clients, and manages relationships with community organizations

  15. Represents CAPSBC Food Bank to the community

  16. Ensure food safety and sanitation practices throughout CAPSBC Food Bank and the Mobile Pantry vehicle in accordance with environmental health standards

  17. Address client and community concerns as it relates to food distributions, working with the Program Coordinator

  18. Assists in general warehouse duties including (but not limited to): order picking, restocking, inventory control, sweeping, mopping, equipment safety checks, daily temperature logs, cleaning and washing mobile pantry vehicle

  19. Lifts and moves heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds manually or with the aid of lifting devices

  20. Operates material handling equipment including forklift, pallet jack, and dolly

  21. Conducts other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE OF

  1. Safety principles and practices.

  2. Effective customer service techniques.

  3. Inventory control techniques.

  4. Warehouse operations procedures and practices.

  5. Problems and needs of poor, disadvantaged, disabled, homeless and elderly persons and families.

ABILITY TO

  1. Drive and operate a 26’ bobtail truck in a safe manner.

  2. Function with minimal direction.

  3. Operate a forklift and pallet jack.

  4. Work flexible hours and shifts as needed including occasional weekends and evenings

  5. Ability to interact courteously and tactfully with clients, volunteers and coworkers

  6. Maintain a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company’s auto insurance policy with an excellent driving record.

  7. Work in a fast paced environment with time sensitive deadlines.

  8. Perform basic mathematical computations.

  9. Effectively communicate and interact with personnel at all organizational levels.

  10. Read, write and speak English at a level appropriate for the position.

  11. Conduct inventories using First In/First Out system in an automated and/or manual inventory record system.

  12. Follow oral and written direction.

  13. Proficiently operate standard office equipment, including computer hardware and software applications associated with performance of assigned work (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Outlook, and Internet Explorer).

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. High school diploma or equivalent

  2. California C-class driver’s license

  3. Good driving record

  4. Food Handler Certification or ability to complete this certification contingent upon employment

  5. Minimum of six (6) months warehousing experience

  6. Experience driving box trucks

  7. Must possess a current forklift operator certification

  8. Bilingual Spanish preferred

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, and bending. Simple grasping and hand manipulation, as well as, reaching above and below shoulder level.  Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 75 pounds. Requires working indoors in temperature-controlled environment with some exposure to copies and printer chemicals and/or fumes and outdoors in variable weather conditions.

BENEFITS

​1. Medical –Subject to required employee monthly contribution.
2. Dental- 100% employer paid for employees.
3. Vision and contact lens benefits every two (2) years subject to required employee co-pays and plan option.
4. Employer paid Group Life insurance coverage benefit of two (2) times the annual salary up to $200,000 plus AD & D coverage.

5. Voluntary supplemental life insurance coverage.
6. Fourteen (14) Paid Holidays.
7. Vacation benefits do not accrue during the first six (6) months of employment. An employee must successfully complete
their six-month evaluative period and then vacation benefits will start accruing and are available for use. Vacation benefits
are accrued on a bi-weekly basis as follows:
     • 1-5 years (3.08 hours per pay period = 10 days)
     • 6-14 years (4.62 hours per pay period = 15 days)
     • 15-over (6.15 hours per pay period = 20 days)
8. Sick leave is earned at a rate of 3.69 hours per pay period for full-time employees.
9. 403b retirement program which CAPSBC contributes 6% of employee’s gross salary once the employee meets the
program requirements and employees may voluntarily contribute up to the specified Internal Revenue Service Requirements.
10. Social Security paid by employees is matched by CAPSBC, as well as Medicare.

11. Merit advancements.

LICENSE AND PERSONAL VEHICLE

Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License, be insurable, and have/maintain a good driving record throughout the course of employment. In addition, the applicant must have access to a dependable vehicle and maintain state-mandated personal automobile insurance coverage throughout the course of employment. Employees receive reimbursement per mile for use of his/her personal vehicle for business purposes (excluding driving from home and to work) based on the approved IRS mileage rate.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants considered for an interview must submit a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Driving Report (dated within the previous 90 calendar days) upon request from the CAPSBC Operations/Human Resources Division. An unacceptable DMV Driving Report will result in no further consideration for the position applied for.

SELECTION PROCESS

Following an administrative review of each application, only the most qualified applicants will be invited to an oral interview. After the hiring interviews have been completed, a background check (including verification of criminal records, education, employment, and social security) will be conducted on the candidate (s) being considered for employment. Once the background checks (s) have been completed and reviewed, a conditional offer of employment will be made to the recommended applicant for hire. The conditional offer is contingent on the applicant passing a pre-employment physical examination only to include urine drug testing and TB screening. An offer of conditional employment will be withdrawn upon failure to pass the physical examination.  The recommended applicant shall submit original documentation to establish both work authorization and identity (per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). The recommended applicant is encouraged to participate in the agency’s payroll direct deposit program. In those instances where the recommended applicant cannot participate in the direct deposit program, the recommended applicant will have the opportunity to participate in a pay card program.

APPLICATION

Submit a completed CAPSBC Application form to the Operations/Human Resources Division, 696 S. Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607. Applications must be typed and not handwritten. Handwritten applications will not be accepted for employment opportunities.  Applicants can go to the CAPSBC website to complete an application online, print it, and submit the completed application to the Operations/Human Resources Division. If you change your address or phone number after filing an application, please notify CAPSBC Operations/Human Resources Division immediately.

 

Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for completion of the work history portion of the application. The information you provide will be used to verify and evaluate your qualifications. Failure to fully complete the application and/or provide information on it that clearly demonstrates possession of the position requirements will result in no further consideration.

Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / ADA COMPLIANT EMPLOYER. For further information regarding this position, contact the Operations/Human Resources Division at (909) 723-1532. 696 South Tippecanoe, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607