Summer Food Access Associate II – Driver

May 6, 2024 | Job Opening

Summary: An employee of this classification receives supervision from the Food Distribution Manager, Nutrition Services Assistant Director, and Mobile Meals management staff. Work is performed on a part-time to full-time basis Monday – Friday (flexibility from a minimum of 30 hours to potential total of 40 hours per week). This position is responsible for the delivery of essential food items to vulnerable populations in Knox County, including children and older adults. Primarily supports the USDA Summer Food Service Program and CAC Mobile Meals. Responsibilities include driving organization-provided vehicles delivering meals to site partners and clients throughout Knox County. Summer Food Service Program runs in June and July; the position is flexible for June ONLY or June AND July employment designations.

Salary: $16.37 / hr

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Job Title: Summer Food Access Associate II – Driver

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives official food distribution vehicles to deliver meals and other food supplies to clients and community partners.
  • Utilizes mobile apps on smartphone to aid in the delivery process, communicate relevant information to staff, and document services provided.
  • Interacts with clients and community partners in a friendly and professional manner. Reports any comments or concerns to relevant staff members.
  • Cross-trained to serve in multiple food distribution roles; could include Mobile Meal route delivery when needed (or desired).
  • Reports any vehicle defects in a timely manner and refuels vehicles as needed.
  • Ensures accurate and complete documentation of services for federal and state-regulated programs.
  • Aids in loading food items for distribution and ensures good food safety practices to ensure food is delivered in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Adjusts meal counts based on changes and cancellations from community partners. Communicates all changes in a timely manner.
  • Performs a quality assurance check of food items both at the distribution point and upon delivery to clients or community partners.
  • Maintains work cleanliness and completes cleaning tasks as assigned.
  • Follows health and safety food protocols as instructed by Food Distribution staff.
  • Responds quickly and appropriately to any volunteer, client, or partner crisis based on established protocols. Relays all relevant information to supervisor and/or authorities if instructed.
  • Possesses a good driving record with no major at fault incidents in the past 3 years.

Knowledge and Abilities:  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.

  • Ability to follow established protocols and guidelines when handling, delivering, or serving food items.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance (physical exam required and paid by employer).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret and carry out instructions provided verbally or in writing.
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant, mature personality and professional appearance while working.
  • Ability to maintain excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Working knowledge of the Knox County geographic area.
  • Reading and math skills at or above a tenth-grade level.
  • Proficient computer, tablet, and smart phone skills.
  • Good driving record with no major at fault incidents in the past three years.

Base Qualifications:  Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience. Possession of a valid TN Driver’s License with possible use of a reliable personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed by employer).

Preferred Qualification: Post-secondary education classes or Associate degree. Previous professional driving or food service experience. Relevant experience with youth, elderly, or and/or other vulnerable populations.

Salary:  ​Grade 6