Truck Driver/Sorting Room Worker_NE-FL_401-Thrift Store Department

Ft. Walton Beach, FL 425 Mary Esther Cut Off NW 32548, 425 Mary Esther Cut Off NW, Ft Walton Beach, Florida, United States of America Req #29936
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Pay Range: $15.00/hour

About this opportunity:

Key responsibilities:

  • Drives Salvation Army truck along scheduled route to pick-up donations and/or deliver merchandise to customers.
  • Operates the truck in compliance with established Salvation Army standards and state driving regulations.
  • Lifts, carries, loads and unloads variety of donations including furniture, appliances, clothing, etc.
  • Ensures the safety, security, and accountability of the vehicle and donations at all times.
  • Assists in performing work in the thrift store and warehouse.
  • Receives, sorts, prices and prepares donated items for display in the store; determines suitability and pricing of items based on established standards.
  • Assists in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the warehouse area.
  • Confers regularly with the Donations Scheduler to maintain awareness of scheduled pick-ups of donations in accordance with the established policy.
  • Reviews scheduled pick-ups to ensure they are scheduled for the correct day of the week and geographical location.
  • Organizes scheduled pick-ups by most direct routes to save time and fuel consumption.
  • Assists Truck Helper in lifting and stacking donations in the truck.
  • Prepares donation receipts for customers; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
  • Maintains good relationship with donors to promote a favorable image of The Salvation Army.
  • Assists Truck Helper in unloading the truck at the warehouse/store.
  • Delivers appliances and/or furniture as requested by customers.
  • Drives to the dump and appropriate recycling centers to dispose of non-useable donations.
  • Ensures the truck meets the scheduled maintenance and performs operators maintenance in accordance with established standards.
  • 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.
  • Receives, inspects and sorts donated items such as clothes, shoes, household items, bric-a-brac, etc. according to the category and condition.
  • Selects items suitable for store display and distributes same to appropriate area for further sorting and/or pricing.
  • Discards items in accordance with established procedures.
  • Tags items with specially coded tickets and/or prices in accordance with established procedures.
  • Hangs clothes on hangers and places same on clothes racks.
  • Packs items in boxes and marks boxes accordingly
  • Assists in transporting boxes to appropriate storage area.
  • Prepares non-suitable clothes for the bailer.
  • Lifts and carries items to the appropriate destination for further processing, storage or displaying in store.
  • Maintains warehouse area in a neat and orderly manner; cleans floors, tables and work areas.

What we are looking for in you:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. preferred but not required.
  • One year experience driving a heavy-duty truck or large van.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of effective customer service techniques.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of basic mathematics.
  • Knowledge of the assigned geographical area.
  • Knowledge of DOT regulations.
  • Ability to organize pick-up tickets and to schedule route in a manner that saves time and gasoline consumption.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.
  • Ability to maintain driving ability, DOT certifications, and Salvation Army insurance qualifications.
  • Ability to sort items in accordance with established categories.
  • Ability to determine the condition of items in accordance with established standards.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently.

Mental & Physical Abilities:

  • Ability to meet attendance requirements.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate the English language.
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.
  • Ability to read and follow a map and/or hand-written directions.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry and/or push/pull moderately heavy objects (25-50 lbs.) and ability to perform strenuous, heavy work involving the lifting and carrying of heavy objects up to 50 lbs and greater than 50 lbs occasionally.
  • Moderate mobility: duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing, and walking on a frequent change basis.  Distance of travel is usually within the same building.
  • Ability to perform continuous walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.
  • Ability to drive a heavy-duty truck.
  • Moderate mobility:  duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing, and walking on a frequent change basis.  Distance of travel is usually within the same building.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a warehouse environment where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.  Work requires driving a vehicle daily with exposure to the outdoors where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, heat or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Employee Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance and more!

To learn more about The Salvation Army of Okaloosa & Walton Counties click here!

Or copy and paste the link in your browser; Fort Walton Beach (salvationarmyflorida.org)

Why work for us?

The Salvation Army offers a broad range of career opportunities, particularly targeted toward those motivated by our mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army strives to do the “Most Good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefit plans.  Whether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good.

Five values at the heart of everything we do…We are…

  • Passionate
  • Compassionate
  • Uplifting
  • Brave
  • Trustworthy

Additional Information:

All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” icon at the bottom of this posting.

Application Submittal Period:  02/28/2024 – 03/04/2024

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family FL-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Store
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $15.00
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