Warehouse Specialist (Prison Food & Supply)

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $21.46 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $21.46 an hour

State of Utah

The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is looking for exceptionally driven people to join an awesome warehouse team that provides a large prison with the food and supplies necessary to sustain operations. If you are a highly motivated and a career minded individual who enjoys collaborating with others to improve warehouse, food service and prison operations, please consider joining our team as a Warehouse Specialist in the Division of Prison Operations at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Salt Lake City.

Our Warehouse Specialists are uniquely qualified to operate warehouse equipment like forklifts and reach trucks, while complying with food safety regulations and operating box trucks that require commercial driver license (CDL) certification. If hired you will receive training and certification opportunities at the expense of UDC that can significantly enhance your expertise and career. We take pride in developing our employees’ knowledge, skills and abilities in building a fulfilling career

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to help keep a prison (self-contained, miniature city) operational by receiving, storing and delivering food and supplies to the UDC employees and criminal offenders who rely on our warehouse team. If hired, you’d be working at a state of the art warehouse and prison operation at the newly constructed prison in Salt Lake City. Career advancement within the warehouse organization is possible. Many other unique and exciting civilian or law enforcement career opportunities within corrections are also possible in future promotional opportunities within the organization.

Candidates selected for employment will be given a conditional offer of hire requiring them to complete and pass a US Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination with UDC’s contracted provider prior to starting employment. The DOT physical examination includes a drug test. UDC will pay for the DOT physical examination. Additional requirements to maintain employment include obtaining forklift certification, reach truck certification, Servsafe Manager (food safety) certification and CDL Class B (Air brakes endorsement) driver license certification within the first six months of employment. These training opportunities and certifications will be provided to you and paid for by UDC.
This job is NOT public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or certification.

Principal Duties
Under the direction of a Warehouse Manager, the warehouse specialist ensures effective operations of a UDC central prison warehouse. This includes effective receiving, inspecting, storing, retrieving, staging and delivering food, equipment, materials and supplies. These activities occur at the warehouse and while delivering food/supplies to all prison areas.
Following food safety and OSHA workplace safety regulations, laws, requirements and practices is mandatory. Adherence to all established correctional warehouse and food service standards, policies and procedures is required.
Strict adherence to prison safety and security guidelines, policies and practices while working in and around a correctional institution environment is required.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position has the following:

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) is preferred.
Clean driving history/record is preferred.
Warehouse related work experience and training is preferred but not required.
Previous part time or full time work experience at any employer is preferred.
Working knowledge of common computer/office equipment and software is preferred.
Experience with OSHA workplace safety standards, food safety standards and health regulations, standards, and laws is preferred but not required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are preferred.

Why You Should Join Our Team

The Utah Department of Corrections supports the pursuit of professional growth and development through a culture that encourages great employees, great attitudes and great teamwork.

Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to the public’s safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits.

Medical Insurance options:

High deductible option with low bi-weekly premium and the State contributes money into a health saving account for you to use.
Traditional plan option with low bi-weekly premium.
Low bi-weekly premiums for dental and vision insurance

You can choose to receive a pension with a 401(k) or a 401(k) only option where the State matches 10% of your salary.
The State also matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401(k) if you contribute into your 401(k).
Paid time off:

Earn 4 hours of annual leave (paid time off) and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
12 paid holidays.
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The Agency

The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensure public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment. For more information about the Utah Department of Corrections, click here.

Example of Duties

Collaborates with managers/personnel, purchasing staff, vendors, and other areas/agencies to ensure that there is an adequate supply of materials available by effectively receiving, inspecting, storing, retrieving, staging and delivering food, equipment, merchandise, commodities, materials, and supplies.
Operates a forklift, reach lift, pallet jack, CDL/Non-CDL vehicles and other warehouse equipment for warehouse activities or delivering food and supplies to all prison areas.
Conducts regular and/or spot check inventories of food, supplies or equipment.
Identifies problems or potential problem areas and collaborates with managers to find solutions.
Performs cleaning, sanitation and preventative maintenance on all warehouse equipment and in all warehouse areas.
Maintains accurate records and logs.
Other tasks as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

A High School diploma or GED (preferred)
Clean driving history/record (preferred)

Supplemental Information

This job is NOT public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or certification.
All correctional facilities operate 365 days per year and the work schedule may include weekends and holidays. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week; overtime is possible.
Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around and operating trucks/warehouse equipment and working with hazardous chemicals, etc.
Although correctional officers will be present to provide safety and security, there are some risks found in potentially dangerous correctional environments. You will receive training and tools to help mitigate these risks.
The work requires frequent physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, regularly operating warehouse equipment/trucks, frequent walking, repeated lifting/pushing/pulling of heavy objects up to 50 pounds, and climbing, crouching, or crawling is also possible.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.

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