FEEDING SAN DIEGO
Commercial Driver (Transportation)
WHO WE ARE
Feeding San Diego comprises an ambitious team of individuals who believe that we can solve hunger in our community. We focus our daily work on the one in eight people facing hunger in San Diego County. Every day, we work hand-in-hand with partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners, individual donors, and a network of volunteers to provide food and resources to our neighbors in need. At the same time, we protect the environment through the rescue of safe and wholesome food that would otherwise go to the landfill — simply because it is excess product, does not adhere to market standards or is approaching a best by or use by date. Together with our partners, Feeding San Diego provided over 26 million meals last year and served 63,000 children, families and seniors each week.
Feeding San Diego is dedicated to building a team that reflects the diverse county we serve, including those with varying backgrounds and life experiences. Applicants who strengthen our team through personal knowledge of poverty and food insecurity, as well as members of marginalized groups, are encouraged to apply.
Under the supervision of the Distribution Manager, the Commercial Driver performs tasks related to the distribution and pickup of product in support of Feeding San Diego's (FSD) mission of ending hunger in the community. The main area of responsibility is to drive a truck to various locations throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties to deliver and pickup product. These tasks are to be completed while following all established safety procedures and standard operating procedures designed to ensure accurate and food-safe handling of product. This position may be required to perform other duties as assigned by the Distribution Manager in support of the mission of ending hunger in the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following duties and responsibilities are those considered to be essential but do not represent all job functions that may be required to be performed by this position. Other comparable duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Evening and weekend work required as determined by operational needs.
INTERACTION This employee will work closely with donors, potential donors, clients in need, volunteers, agency representatives, FSD Board and staff, and others from the community.
Any combination of educational and work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Tools and Equipment Used
Commercial vehicle, cargo van, electric pallet jack, manual pallet jack, fork lift, dolly, floor scale, personal computer, cellular phone, multi-line phone.
Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid California commercial driver's license including continuous proof of a satisfactory driving record and personal vehicle insurance coverage and insurability under the Agency's insurance carrier standards. ServSafe, electric pallet jack, and fork lift certification are required, and training will be provided.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: