Feed and Bedding Worker (Temporary Full ...
City of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ

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This is a temporary full-time position that will end in May 2013. It does not have benefits.

Feed & Bedding Workers work in the Feed & Bedding Store at WestWorld and receive, stock, sell, and deliver hay, bedding, and grain to event participants. This position is physically demanding and requires frequent lifting and carrying of heavy bales of hay and bedding, and bags of grain.

The Feed & Bedding Store's normal business hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Occasionally the store hours are extended to 9:00 p.m. to meet business needs. Applicants must be available to work any day of the week, including holidays, and any hours between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., occasionally until 9:00 p.m.

This recruitment is projected to close January 27, 2013, but may be extended to meet the needs of the City.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work. Cashiering experience and experience operating a warehouse forklift is preferred. Excellent customer service skills are essential, as is proficiency with operating a personal computer.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
A valid driver license with no major driving citations in the last 39 months may be required.

A Class C pre-employment physical exam and a pre-employment drug screen with acceptable results are required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
General office practices and procedures.
Business English, grammar, spelling and arithmetic.
Standard office equipment operation.
PC software applications necessary to perform work including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Cashiering and cash handling.

Ability to:
Operate a variety of equipment for unloading, inventory holding and delivery of product at the facility, including forklifts.
Lift bales of hay, bags of grain and bales of bedding weighing up to 100 pounds on a routine basis.
Operate a variety of standard office equipment such as a personal computer, photocopy machine, fax machine, telephone, shredding machine, and 10-key adding machine.
Listen and communicate effectively orally, in person, over the phone, by two-way radio, and in writing with all those encountered in the course of work.
Comprehend and make inferences from written material and/or verbal or written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
Perform simple arithmetic computations including adding, subtracting, multiplication and division.
Work varied schedules according to events, including weekends, holidays and evenings.

Essential Functions:
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area at WestWorld which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

  • Receives and unloads bulk delivery of equestrian feed and bedding supplies.
  • Acts as a retail clerk with exceptional customer service skills.
  • Provides a variety of information to the general public either face-to-face or over a telephone.
  • Answers multiple telephone lines and directs inquires to the appropriate staff member as well as process point of sale transactions.
  • Opens, operates and closes a city cash drawer for multiple transactions per day.
  • Accepts payments (cash, credit card, check, etc) for events, reservations or programs.
  • Maintains daily and weekly inventory control.
  • Coordinates with supervisor orders for material and delivery requirements.
  • Prepares routine or standardized letters, memos, reports and correspondence.
  • Collates materials for distribution.
  • Operates a personal computer to prepare a variety of documents for distribution; creates, maintains and/or updates records and produces support materials used for publication or distribution.
  • Prepares and maintains paper and computerized files.
  • Processes and protects credit card and other pertinent confidential client information.
  • Sets up file folders; sorts and files material alphabetically and numerically; retrieves filed materials.
  • Visually reviews and verifies materials for accuracy and completeness.
  • Performs daily inventory counts and controls.
  • Enforces facility rules.
  • Provides support to operation and event staff.
  • Assists staff as needed; may dispatch personnel by telephone, radio or pager by using established system and/or software.
  • Reproduces documents/materials on copy equipment and shreds materials as needed.
  • Maintains a change fund.
  • Checks orders against invoices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift and carry bales of hay (up to 100 pounds), bags of grain (up to 80 pounds) and bales of bedding (up to 30 pounds) for distances of approximately 10 feet with assistance from a hay hook/handle or manual labor repetitively on a routine daily basis.
  • Bend and stoop to move and / or deliver hay, grain and bedding.
  • Visual and muscular dexterity to enter data or information into a terminal, personal computer, or other keyboard device.
  • Requires continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement to operate an adding machine.
  • Sit, stand or move for extended periods of time.
  • Lift and carry various office supplies weighing up to twenty pounds.
  • Work varied schedules according to events, including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Work in extreme inclement weather for long periods of time.

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