SCRAP PDX Reuse Specialist Closing Date: 6/24/2016

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This position is responsible for providing excellent customer service in a welcoming environment and receiving, processing and managing high quality and safe creative reuse materials for retail. This position is well-trained in both the reuse supply/retail and recovery/donations duties and will be scheduled in both capacities in any given week dependent upon the needs of the store/recovery. The Peer Leadership Team determines the scheduling needs for maximum efficiency.

Duties include, but are not limited to: excellent customer service; retail cashiering; opening/closing store as scheduled; sort, stock and organize sections; maintain a clean and orderly shopping environment; assist with display and promotions; processing received materials; work with Reuse Supply Coordinator to develop efficient systems for materials processing; maintaining high quality standards for handling materials; and help direct volunteers. 

Working Conditions: Lifting 32.5 lbs. occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.; bending, stooping and climbing; standing and walking for the duration of the shift; working in hot and cold climates.

Expectations of all SCRAP Staff: Work as part of a team with other staff, programs, volunteers and Board of Directors to fulfill SCRAP’s mission; communicate effectively and focus on good stakeholder relations; greet stakeholders professionally, warmly and helpfully; stay current with the environmental services community and sources of information and referral for callers and customers; stay current with developments in recycling and reuse, including legislation and availability of recyclable materials markets; when necessary, say “no” tactfully and suggest other community resources to meet appropriate need; with other staff, act as an Ambassador for SCRAP in the community.