Objective: This position is expected to perform all functions of a thrift store worker. This includes but is not limited to: Working with customers; lifting and carrying donated/ purchased items; sorting clothes; pricing items; preparing and placing items for display on the sales floor; operating a cash register and making change for purchased items. The majority of the work done in the position will be of the physical labor type. Basic communications and math skills to make change are required. Position is expected to comply with and meet The Salvation Army, Federal, State and Local policies and standards.
Job Duties: This job description is not all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential duties of the position. Other duties, responsibilities and tasks may be assigned at the discretion of management.
Interact with customers and other staff in a manner which promotes positive relationships.
Sort donated items.
Price donated items.
Place donated items on racks/shelves for display.
Assist in loading and unloading of the store’s truck, customers’ vehicles, and/or donors’ vehicles.
Perform clerk/cashier activities.
Perform store custodial duties as directed to include: wash windows, dust, clean bathroom, sweep/vacuum/mop floors, carry out trash, etc. Each employee may be assigned to clean the break area. It should also be understood that it is the job of all store workers to help keep the showroom clean and neat at all times when the store is open.
Maintain confidentiality and comply with Safe From Harm guidelines.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with clients, co-workers and supervisors. This includes, but is not limited to, such actions as: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others’ property and person; and professional and appropriate communication to and about clients, co-workers and supervisors.
Minimum Qualifications: The information listed below is representative of the minimal requirements for this position.
Education: High school/equivalent diploma.
Experience: One year related work experience or two years’ work experience without diploma. Combination of education and work experience will be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Read, write and communicate in English to be able to perform job requirements.
Position requires basic communications with customers and other employees
Must be a team player, a self-starter, and perform well with minimal supervision.
Ability to comprehend written (with verbal assistance if necessary) job description, cleaning instructions and material safety data sheet.
Must be able to operate a cash register, make correct change for items sold and be bondable. Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving.
Successfully complete Safe from Harm training as established by The Salvation Army
Must pass TSA MVR and background checks.
Physical and Work Environment Requirements: Must be capable of performing the above essential duties. Capable of continuously lifting 5 pounds, frequently lifting 25 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds and frequently moves 50 or more pounds using dolly/cart/truck. Most work will be indoors. The display room is a temperature-controlled environment; however, the sorting/back room/storage area will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Will occasionally be exposed to chemicals, fumes, dirt, odors, waste and dust.
40 hours per week: Normal work hours will be determined with supervisor (Normal schedule is Monday through Friday and routine Saturdays a month. Normally a day off will be arranged during the week when working Saturdays); however, occasional extended hours and other workdays may be required.
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.
Realizing The Salvation Army is a member of the Christian church, employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and project a positive image consistent with the above mission statement. This includes appearance as well as verbal communications and other behaviors. It should be clearly understood that nothing less will be accepted.
Submit a completed application to:
HR Coordinator, The Salvation Army RJKCCC, 405 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL 62301
Electronic applications may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org