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Temporary Sales Assistant

Company: City of Somerville
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Statement of Duties:The City of Somerville seeks a Temporary Sales Assistant for The Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market. The market is led by The Office of Food Access and Healthy Communities (OFAHC) within the City of Somerville's Health and Human Services Department. -The market supports OFAHC's mission to improve equitable access to healthy, affordable food.Employment Details:Dates of Hire: June -- - November 2023 -Proposed Market Schedule: July 8th - October 28th,

  • Thursday 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Fridays 9:00AM-5:30PM
  • Saturdays 8:45AM-3:30PM. - > > Must be available to work a minimum of 13 out of the 15 market weekends. - - Pay: $17.50/hour, 24 hours a week. Not benefit eligible. -Essential Functions
    • Serve as lead cashier
    • Keep cash, receipts, and sales data organized at the market for easy reconciliation after the market
    • Spot-check and reconcile cash after each market site to limit discrepancies
    • Guide other volunteers and staff at the check-out counter
    • Assign roles for weighing of produce, bagging of produce, and more as necessary
    • Keep check-out processes streamlined
    • Provide excellent customer service and ensure a positive, dignified shopping experience for customers.
    • Help market manager with accounting and sales reconciliation when necessary
    • Help market manager adapt mobile market model to adhere to any weather or safety protocols.
    • Other related market duties as assigned by their supervisor
    • Not required, but ability to drive market van a plus.
    • Support other OFAHC programs as time and schedule allows, such as outreach, communications and the "taxi to health" program. Safety Sensitive Position. Recommended Minimum Qualifications
      • Comfortable and confident with leadership and delegation roles
      • Cash Management
      • Experience with point-of-sale technology
      • Customer service experienceDesired Knowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge: Retail or customer service; understanding of food systems, environmental racism and justice, and issues of equity and oppression; awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity; produce knowledge (cooking, farming, health, etc.)Abilities: Flexibility; working with many types of people; teamwork; comfort driving van preferredSkills: Accounting; technology and computer literacy to learn and utilize Square, Excel, and debit/credit/EBT card processing software; bilingual or multilingual skills preferredWork EnvironmentWork requires some agility and physical strength, such as standing or walking most of the work period. - This work requires lifting heavy objects and carrying them. - There may be need to stretch and reach to retrieve materials. - Usually, the work will require extended physical effort over a significant portion of the work day. - Duties generally do not present occupational risk. - Injury could occur, however, through employee failure to properly follow safety precautions or procedures. - Examples of injury include bruises from falls, cuts or burns, or muscular strains from lifting, pushing or carrying heavy equipment or work materials. - May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, extreme temperatures, oils, moving mechanical parts, and/or potentially hazardous agents/chemicals. May be exposed to elevated noise levels.Physical and Mental 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position's essential functions.Physical Skills
        Work effort principally involves standing, reaching, bending and walking to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of sitting. - May be required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and push/pull up to 95 pounds.Motor Skills
        Must be able to frequently talk/listen, grasp, push, reach, stoop/kneel/crouch, and use repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement. Must be able to regularly move and operate mechanical equipment. Minimal motor skills are also required for activities such as operating a telephone, personal computer and/or office equipment. Visual Skills
        Visual demands include clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and ability to identify and distinguish colors. - Employee will also require visual skills to constantly read documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.
        City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

        The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

        Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
        Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

        Pre-Employment Requirements for All Employees:

        • MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance
        • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
        • Completition of Conflict-of-Interest Law Education training for municipal employees

          COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

          To better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Exemptions and/or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the City of Somerville Human Resources Department on a case-by-case basis. Learn more at .

          Benefits Somerville Offers:

          • 4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) & for union positions this varies by contract
          • Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
          • Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna
          • Vision care through the Vision Service Plan (VSP)
          • Long term disability through Sun Life
          • Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual
          • Flexible spending plans through Benefit Strategies
          • Deferred compensation through a choice of three vendors
          • Employee assistance through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health
          • Cancer screening & wellness release

          • Tuition reimbursement
          • MBTA pass program
          • FREE Blue Bikes membership
          • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

            Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville and not a binding contract.Powered by JazzHR

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