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ReStore Driver Assistant Full Time

General Openings
Deadline: November 30, 2014 Contact: Lane Stumme Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

Job Description 

Position Title:      ReStore Driver Assistant                                

Team:                   ReStore                                                             

Supervisor Title: ReStore Manager                FLSA Status:     Non-Exempt

Date:                     09-01-2014                                                     

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

General Position Summary:

The ReStore Driver Assistant is responsible for accurately and promptly assisting in all aspects of donations pick ups.  Using all safety precautions, proper procedures and common sense in a friendly and helpful manner.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Contact donor to verify times and locations
  2. Assist with the pick up donations and inventory as assigned
  3. Inspect donations carefully and enforce requirements tactfully
  4. Keep appropriate records / Input data into database
  5. Keep truck and equipment in clean working order
  6. Work with volunteers assigned to assist in large item pickups
  7. Make deliveries as assigned
  8. Help clean, sort, price and stock incoming inventory
  9. Load / unload donations and sold merchandise
  10. Assist in preparing merchandise for display

Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Able to lift up to 75 lbs. – tested with physical capacity profile
  • Valid Driving License with clean record (prefer CDL)
  • All applicants need to pass criminal background check
  • Knowledge of building materials required
  • Familiarity withDes Moinesarea
  • Willingness to work with diverse staff and customer base
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Committed to GDMHFH mission and environmental stewardship
  • Demonstrates the ability to use commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
  • Convey clear, concise information to others, using verbal or other appropriate communication techniques.
  • Complete formal training plan and assignments as required.
  • Treat others in a nondiscriminatory, lawful and ethical manner, respecting the differences among people, and the value they bring to GDMHFH.
  • Follow safe practices in all work activities to avoid injuries and accidents.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrate commitment to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Mission and Values of:
  • Demonstrate commitment to ReStore’s Value Propositions of:
  1. Faith First
  2. Safety Counts
  3. You Matter
  4. Be Your Best
  5. Empower Others
  6. Use Good Judgment
  7. Be Accountable
  1. Excellence- Achieving exceptional and reliable performance
  2. Partnering – Working together to achieve productive and satisfying goals we can’t accomplish alone
  3. Utilizing – Seeking – Developing Best Practices

Normal Work Environment (Check best description):

Office                   Outdoors                  Retail                                    

                          X                                               Continuous (67-100% of workday)

                                                          X               Frequent (34-66% of workday)

X                                                                         Occasional (1-33% of workday)

Physical Requirements:

Continuously = 67-100% of workday

Frequently = 34-66% of workday

Occasional = 1-33% of Workday

(Indicate C, F, or O in front of each below)                         

F    Sitting                                       F   Standing

F    Bending                                      F    Twisting

F    Stooping                                      F    Reaching above Shoulder

F    Kneeling                                      F    Reaching below Shoulder

0    Crawling                                      0    Working at Low Position

O   Climbing Stairs                           C   Pushing/Pulling

0    Climbing Ladders                     F   Working on Elevated Surfaces

C   Driving                                      C   Walking

0   Working on uneven surfaces

 

Weight Lifting/Carrying:               Dexterity:

0    Sedentary (0-10 lbs.)                 C   Eye/Hand Coordination

F    Light (11-25 lbs.)                        C   Feet (foot pedals)

F    Medium (26-50 lbs.)                   0    Fingering (picking, pinching, etc.)

C   Heavy (51-74 lbs.)                      C   Handling (holding, grasping, etc.)

0    Very Heavy (75-100 lbs.)          0    Wrist Motion (repetitive flexion/rotation)

 

Hearing: X Yes   No

Hearing is necessary to perform the job as the ability to communicate verbally is essential to working with customers and donors.

 

Visual Acuity Distance

Clarity of vision is necessary to operate motor vehicle.

 

Equipment/Supplies/Tools

  • Computer and Accessories
  • Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax
  • Telephone
  • Material carts and hand trucks
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ReStore Associate

General Openings
Deadline: November 30, 2014 Contact: Lane Stumme Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

Position Title:      ReStore Associate                                          

Team:                   ReStore                                                             

Supervisor Title: ReStore Manager                   FLSA Status:   Non Exempt

Date:                     09-01-2014                                                   

___________________________________________________________________________________________

General Position Summary:

A ReStore Associate helps process donations, load and unload items, and assist customers as needed.  Tasks include cleaning, pricing, stocking, and rearranging items, in addition to providing friendly customer service at all times.  Works to ensure that customers and donors have a positive experience at the ReStore; this includes providing friendly customer service, assisting in loading purchases and unlading donations, operating the cash register, cleaning/organizing/arranging displays, and pricing items.

  1. Build and maintain positive relationships with customers by providing high-quality customer service
  2. Answer customer questions regarding the ReStore in general and specific items
  3. Ensure that all areas of the store/warehouse are safe, clean, and organized
  4. Guard against theft and unsafe practices (clutter, tripping hazards, falling objects, etc.)
  5. Operate cash register to ring up customers
  6. Assist with the receiving of inventory
  7. Assist Customers with purchases – lifting, carrying and loading
  8. Move materials from warehouse to store floor
  9. Evaluate condition/acceptability of incoming donations
  10. Price materials to be sold
  11. Display merchandise in a way that maximizes sales
  12. Supervise volunteers as assigned          

 

Requirements:

Describes the minimum education and experience, certifications, licenses, physical demands, working conditions and skill sets needed to perform the job

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Great track record of providing excellent customer service
  • Willingness to work with volunteers
  • Knowledge of tools required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Desire to work with diverse staff and customer base
  • Committed to GDMHFH mission and environmental stewardship
  • Able to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • All applicants need to pass criminal background check
  • Demonstrates the ability to use commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
  • Must meet or exceed the ability to demonstrate the 5 core and common competencies outlined below.
  • Convey clear, concise information to others, using verbal or other appropriate communication techniques.
  • Complete formal training plan and assignments as required.
  • Treat others in a nondiscriminatory, lawful and ethical manner, respecting the differences among people, and the value they bring to GDMHFH.
  • Follow safe practices in all work activities to avoid injuries and accidents.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrate commitment to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Mission and Values of:
  • Demonstrate commitment to ReStore’s Value Propositions of:
  1. Faith First
  2. Safety Counts
  3. You Matter
  4. Be Your Best
  5. Empower Others
  6. Use Good Judgment
  7. Be Accountable
  1. Excellence- Achieving exceptional and reliable performance
  2. Partnering – Working together to achieve productive and satisfying goals we can’t accomplish alone
  3. Utilizing – Seeking – Developing Best Practices

Normal Work Environment (Check best description):

Office                   Outdoors                  Retail                                    

                                                          C               Continuous (67-100% of workday)

                          O                                               Frequent (34-66% of workday)

O                                                                         Occasional (1-33% of workday)

Physical Requirements:

Continuously = 67-100% of workday

Frequently = 34-66% of workday

Occasional = 1-33% of Workday

(Indicate C, F, or O in front of each below)                     

O   Sitting                                      C  Standing

F    Bending                                      F    Twisting

F    Stooping                                      F    Reaching above Shoulder

F    Kneeling                                      F    Reaching below Shoulder

O   Crawling                                      O    Working at Low Position

O   Climbing Stairs                           F    Pushing/Pulling

O   Climbing Ladders                     O   Working on Elevated Surfaces

O   Driving                                      C   Walking

O   Working on uneven surfaces

Weight Lifting/Carrying:               Dexterity:

0    Sedentary (0-10 lbs.)                 C   Eye/Hand Coordination

C   Light (11-25 lbs.)                        O   Feet (foot pedals)

F    Medium (26-50 lbs.)                   O   Fingering (picking, pinching, etc.)

F    Heavy (51-74 lbs.)                      C   Handling (holding, grasping, etc.)

0    Very Heavy (75-100 lbs.)          C   Wrist Motion (repetitive flexion/rotation)

Hearing: X Yes   No

If yes, explain the reason hearing is necessary:

Hearing is necessary to perform the job as the ability to communicate verbally is essential to working with internal and external customers.

Visual Acuity Distance: (Example - clarity of vision at 20 inches or less):

Clarity of vision at 24 inches or less necessary to view computer monitor and read reports.

Equipment/Supplies/Tools

  • Computer and Accessories
  • Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax
  • Telephone
  • General Office Supplies
  • Using Hand tools
  • Operating power tools
  • Hand trucks
  • Forklift
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ReStore Customer Service Associate

General Openings
Deadline: December 6, 2014 Contact: Lane Stumme Phone: 515-471-8686 Location: Des Moines, IA Attachment: View PDF Attachment Read More...

Job Description

Position Title: ReStore Customer Service Associate

Team: ReStore

Supervisor Title:ReStore Manager                   FLSA Status: - Exempt

Date:11-01-2014

_____________________________________________________________________________________________


General Position Summary:

A ReStore Customer Service Associate serves as a point of contact in the store and over the phone assisting customers with a variety of issues.  Tasks include processing returns, answering questions about inventory availability, managing the sold cage, serving as back up cashier, answer incoming phone calls, and assist with customer loading of purchased items.


  1. Build and maintain positive relationships with customers by providing high-quality customer service

  2. Answer customer questions regarding the ReStore in general and specific items

  3. Ensure that all areas of the store/warehouse are safe, clean, and organized

  4. Guard against theft and unsafe practices (clutter, tripping hazards, falling objects, etc.)

  5. Process return transactions

  6. Operate cash register to ring up customers

  7. Assist Customers with purchases – lifting, carrying and loading

  8. Display merchandise in a way that maximizes sales

  9. Supervise volunteers as assigned

 

Requirements:

Describes the minimum education and experience, certifications, licenses, physical demands, working conditions and skill sets needed to perform the job

  • High school diploma/GED required

  • Great track record of providing excellent customer service

  • Willingness to work with volunteers

  • Knowledge of tools required

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Effective organizational skills

  • Desire to work with diverse staff and customer base

  • Committed to GDMHFH mission and environmental stewardship

  • Able to lift up to 70 lbs.

  • All applicants need to pass criminal background check

  • Demonstrates the ability to use commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.

  • Must meet or exceed the ability to demonstrate the 5 core and common competencies outlined below.

  • Convey clear, concise information to others, using verbal or other appropriate communication techniques.

  • Complete formal training plan and assignments as required.

  • Treat others in a nondiscriminatory, lawful and ethical manner, respecting the differences among people, and the value they bring to GDMHFH.

  • Follow safe practices in all work activities to avoid injuries and accidents.
     

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrate commitment to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Mission and Values of:

  1. Faith First

  2. Safety Counts

  3. You Matter

  4. Be Your Best

  5. Empower Others

  6. Use Good Judgment

  7. Be Accountable

  • Demonstrate commitment to ReStore’s Value Propositions of:

  1. Excellence- Achieving exceptional and reliable performance

  2. Partnering – Working together to achieve productive and satisfying goals we can’t accomplish alone

  3. Utilizing – Seeking – Developing Best Practices


Normal Work Environment (Check best description):


Office Outdoors Retail

-  -  Continuous (67-100% of workday)

-  -  Frequent (34-66% of workday)

-  -  Occasional (1-33% of workday)



Physical Requirements:

Continuously = 67-100% of workday

Frequently = 34-66% of workday

Occasional = 1-33% of Workday

(Indicate C, F, or O in front of each below)
 

OSitting                                      C  Standing

F    BendingFTwisting

FStoopingFReaching above Shoulder

FKneelingFReaching below Shoulder

OCrawlingO    Working at Low Position

OClimbing StairsFPushing/Pulling

OClimbing Ladders                     O   Working on Elevated Surfaces

ODriving                                      C   Walking

O   Working on uneven surfaces


Weight Lifting/Carrying:Dexterity:

0Sedentary (0-10 lbs.)CEye/Hand Coordination

CLight (11-25 lbs.)OFeet (foot pedals)

FMedium (26-50 lbs.)OFingering (picking, pinching, etc.)

FHeavy (51-74 lbs.)CHandling (holding, grasping, etc.)

0Very Heavy (75-100 lbs.)CWrist Motion (repetitive flexion/rotation)


Hearing: X Yes- No

If yes, explain the reason hearing is necessary:

Hearing is necessary to perform the job as the ability to communicate verbally is essential to working with internal and external customers.

Visual Acuity Distance: (Example - clarity of vision at 20 inches or less):

Clarity of vision at 24 inches or less necessary to view computer monitor and read reports.

Equipment/Supplies/Tools

  • Computer and Accessories

  • Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax

  • Telephone

  • General Office Supplies

  • Using Hand tools

  • Operating powe

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