Retail Associate (PT) in Hemet, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 11/20/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Hemet, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Goodwill Southern California (GSC) prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, we have been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. Goodwill Southern California supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 78 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. Goodwill SoCal is a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused – on our mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Primary Responsibility / Summary

Work under the direction of Retail Management to maintain the efficient operation of a retail store, to achieve established goals for sales, production, service, safety and expense control.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent service, engages with each customer and donor, while presenting a friendly and cooperative attitude
  • Communicate our Mission and how we serve our communities.
  • Follow all safety rules and exercise caution in all work related activities.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment by following all social distancing and personal protective equipment policies and procedures.
  • Perform accurate Point of Sale (POS) and cash handling procedures.
  • Receive and accurately record donations using technology.
  • Sort, clean, process, price donated goods, following company standards.
  • Merchandise and maintain the salesfloor to meet standards and guidelines.
  • Load and unload trucks.
  • Work flexible shifts; including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.
  • Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs necessary janitorial work.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • Qualifications

    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.

    Education & Experience

  • Ability to read, speak and write Basic English.
  • Ability to operate cash register, personal computer and other technology necessary to complete the activities assigned.
  • Ability to share Goodwill’s purpose with the public and ask for monetary donations and ask customer and donor information.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team.
  • Some retail and sales experience helpful.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • None required.
  • Other Educational Skills & Abilities

  • None required.
  • English Language Skills

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other ambassadors of the organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an ambassador to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Amount of Time Physical Demands None Less than 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 More than 2/3 Stand






    Reach with hands and arms


    Use hands to finger, handle, or feel


    Climb or balance


    Bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl


    Talk or hear


    Taste or smell


    Carry, push or pull


    Amount of Time Lifts Weights or Exerts Force None Less than 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 More than 2/3 Up to 10 pounds


    Up to 25 pounds


    Up to 50 pounds


    Up to 100 pounds


    More than 100 pounds


  • Normal vision, with or without correction, required
  • Work Environment

    The physical, mental & environmental conditions in which the work is performed. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an ambassador encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Amount of Time Environmental Conditions None Less than 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 More than 2/3 Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)

    Working near mechanical parts x

    Work in high, precarious places x

    Fumes or airborne particles x

    Toxic or caustic chemicals x

    Outdoor weather conditions


    Extreme cold (non-weather) x

    Extreme heat (non-weather) x

    Risk of electrical shock


    Work with explosives x

    Risk of radiation x



  • Moderate noise
  • Required Training

  • New Hire Orientation
  • Supervisory Essentials training
  • AB1825: Harassment Prevention training
  • Values-Based Work Environment Notice

    Goodwill Southern California provides a values-based work environment for our ambassadors. All individuals are expected to support and promote our values:

  • We treat everyone with respect, compassion and inclusion, recognizing their contributions and differences.
  • We conduct business with transparency, integrity and accountability.
  • We serve, empower and advocate for our clients, community, business partners and each other.
  • We pursue a vision of excellence and continuous improvement to better the lives of those we serve.
  • The above description is not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor is it intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, it is intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

    Pre-Employment Testing

  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Integrity Test

  • Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

    Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

    Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

    In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.

    It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.