City of Palmdale





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City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jul 08, 2020
Part Time
DESCRIPTION Apply Immediately! This has been set to close on July 16 or until a sufficient number of applications is received. The SAVES Assistant performs journey level clerical assistance in providing services to clients of the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services program including driving to pick up food from the Los Angeles Food Bank, local partners including stores and schools; working with volunteers to provide food to clients and organize and maintain food and supplies in the storeroom and warehouse; provides administrative and clerical support to the SAVES Coordinator. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the SAVES Coordinator. This position may exercise technical and functional supervision over volunteers. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinate, as directed by the SAVES Coordinator, with local partners including stores and schools, to pick up food; and operate delivery van or large truck to collect food. Supervise and coordinate schedules for city volunteers, community service workers. Perform food related activities including receiving, sorting and storing food. Perform clerical duties related to food recovery program activities including computer input to Word or Excel documents, filing, maintaining records and files, and answering phones. Compile and tabulate a variety of statistical records of activities; prepare routine statistical reports. Clean and maintain the physical area containing food and supplies; assist in unloading food and supplies from delivery vehicles. Maintain food inventory on computer. Assign work to volunteers as necessary. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Food rescue/handling and/or warehouse experience is a plus. Training: High school diploma or G. E. D LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Must be able to meet driving record standards set by the City's driving policy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of social service programs and food safety. Modern office practices, methods, procedures and computer equipment. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Principles and practices of assigning work to volunteers. Ability to: Learn about food rescue and implement best practices. Physically move and lift food and supplies related to the program. Assign and review the work of volunteers. Learn and apply pertinent City and program policies and procedures. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Maintain basic program statistics and records, prepare routine reports. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent standing for long periods of time; frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; regular climbing, reaching bending and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: 7/16/2020 5:00 PM Pacific