Branch Operations Specialist, Ontario, Oregon

Food Bank
Branch Operations Specialist, Ontario, Oregon

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with first review on August 29th.

A cover letter is recommended for consideration.

The pay for this role is $23.09 - $25.56.

Note: Proof of COVID-19 fully vaccination status or exception per OFB policy will be required as a condition of employment.

Out-of-state selected candidates will be required to relocate to the Oregon/SW Washington area within 30 days of their start date.

Who You Are:

You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to apply equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.

Position Summary:

The Branch Operations Specialist works with the Branch Warehouse Lead to perform daily completion of receiving, storage and distribution of food and other products at one of Oregon Food Bank’s remote branches – Ontario, OR serving Malheur and Harney Counties. The Branch Operations Specialist performs a variety of warehousing duties that require strict compliance with established inventory and material handling procedures and an understanding of the requirements of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Feeding America. The Branch Operations Specialist will drive a 24-foot refrigerated box truck to pick up retail food donations and deliver them to partner agencies on a regular basis.

Opportunity type
Warehouse / Supply Chain / Drivers
Job responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

Route product as directed to storage locations, verify item, count and locate into inventory as per OFB standard operating procedures.
Load / unload inbound product.
Combine pallets and rearrange space to accommodate a steady flow of product.
Pick orders.
Assist partner agency representatives in picking up orders.
Coordinate and supervise volunteer projects in the warehouse as directed.
Provide courteous and responsive service to donors, agency staff and volunteers as well as to clients at direct service distributions.
Pick up regular and episodic food donations from grocery stores, farms, packing sheds and local food manufacturers as directed.
Deliver food to Partner Agencies as directed.
Support seasonal and episodic mobile food distributions and special deliveries to underserved areas.
Execute inventory-related recall directives.
Participate in planned physical inventories.
Keep assigned areas clean and perform other housekeeping and sanitation duties. Perform pest control inspections. Maintain temperature and pest control logs. May perform light building maintenance.
Operate powered industrial trucks (forklifts) IAW OR-OSHA 1910.178, electric and manual pallet jacks, and observe best practices for safety in all warehousing activities.
Contribute to the Branch Team with fellow staff and the Branch Services Manager, to define and build consensus for OFB’s strategic direction and culture; including personal learning to address systemic inequity and its role in food insecurity.
Organizational level responsibilities of non-exempt employees include:
To be an ambassador of OFB’s vision and mission, a collaborator, and an active contributor to end hunger for good.
In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, participate in:
cross-departmental efforts
work culture activities and programming
advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
Other related duties as assigned; we know it's impossible to convey every single task or responsibility for the job description. Our hope is that as we work together to fulfill the job responsibilities above as essential job functions, should the primary duties evolve with significant job responsibility changes over time, EPCA will periodically evaluate the updates through the job evaluation and classification review processes.

Application qualifications

Skills and Experience:

Deep passion for eliminating hunger and its root causes.
Warehouse experience and / or experience in grocery and fresh and frozen products.
High school diploma or GED. Proficient in basic math.
Ability to operate a computer to execute tasks such as sending and receiving email, preparing basic memos, and recording relevant warehouse and agency information in a warehouse management system (Primarius).
Ability to prioritize tasks and be adaptable to a changing workload.
Safe driving record, current vehicle insurance and ability to use personal vehicle for OFB business.
Ability to drive a company van or refrigerated truck.
Ability to move and lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to communicate clearly using push-to-talk telephones.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to obtain food safety and forklift certification.
Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications:

Organizational level preferred qualifications of non-exempt employees include:
Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.
Integration is defined as being able to move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.
Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives and to pivot to respond to emerging needs and organizational changes.
Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.


Comprehensive benefits package provided.

How to apply

Please apply directly through our website.

About the organization

Who We Are:

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. That’s why we work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger: we foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at

Additional information

The Fine Print:

Work environment:

Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computer and phones extensively. Work is performed in a warehouse environment while moving around and/or using heavy machinery for extended periods of time.

May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur. This role requires travel/personal vehicle use /work outside normal hours.

Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available upon request.

Background Check:

This position doesn’t require a criminal background check.