Bookstore Shipping and Receiving Assistant

Job description

Starting Salary: $3,443.11 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-35
Full Salary Range: $3,443.11 - $4,553.75 (per month)
NOTE: The salary advertised with this position is based on the 2017-2018 salary schedule. Effective July 1,2018 through June 30, 2019, the position will receive an additional temporary 5% increase. On July 1, 2019 salaries will revert to the 2017-2018 salary schedule unless another agreement is reached.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

Under the direction of the Bookstore Director, participate in the shipping, receiving and processing of books, merchandise and freight for the bookstore, campus and mailroom.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, participate in the shipping, receiving and processing of books and merchandise for the bookstore.

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Receive and process textbooks and general merchandise for the bookstore; check materials against purchase orders; communicate with vendors regarding problems or questions.
  2. Price and stock textbooks for retail sale; assist the supervisor in textbook maintenance and physical inventory management.
  3. Receive, log and route bookstore, shipping and receiving warehouse deliveries from various sources.
  4. Operate a computer and database for various data entry and retrieval activities.
  5. Operate a District vehicle to pick up and deliver various merchandise as needed; operate a forklift, postage meter, scale, pallet jack and other assigned equipment; schedule maintenance for departmental vehicles.
  6. Assist in overseeing the shipping activities utilizing UPS, the postal service, truck freight companies, air express and other outside organizations; return textbooks to respective vendors.
  7. Order shipping and receiving supplies as needed.
  8. Maintain a variety of records, files and reports relating to shipping and receiving activities; participate in general merchandise and textbook inventory.
  9. File claims with delivery services for lost and damaged merchandise.
  10. Assist with training and providing work direction to assigned staff.
  11. Maintain the warehouse in a clean and orderly manner.
  12. Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  1. Operation of equipment, machines and vehicles used in the receipt, storage and shipping of supplies, materials and equipment.
  2. Materials and supplies inventory control.
  3. Operation of a District vehicle, forklift and other assigned equipment.
  4. Basic math.
  5. Health and safety regulations.
  6. Oral and written communication skills.
  7. Record-keeping techniques.
  8. District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

Ability to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Participate in the shipping and receiving of books and merchandise.
  3. Receive, issue, store and return warehouse stock and supplies.
  4. Drive an assigned vehicle to pick-up and deliver supplies, equipment and materials.
  5. Operate forklift and other equipment utilized in the warehouse.
  6. Assist in maintaining inventory.
  7. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  8. Observe health and safety regulations.
  9. Meet schedules and time lines.
  10. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.



  1. Warehouse environment.
  2. Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone as well as making presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned warehouse equipment.
  3. Seeing to read various materials and inspect shipments.
  4. Standing for extended periods of time.
  5. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  6. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
  7. Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 30 lbs.


  1. Working around and with machinery having moving parts.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Any combination equivalent to a High school diploma AND one (1) year increasingly clerical experience involving the receiving, issuing or accounting for supplies and equipment.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217
Email: [email protected]




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Posted: 1/5/2019
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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