Sales Clerk (4663)
Company: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Posted on: June 24, 2022
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Position Description: Position Summary The National Radio Astronomy
Observatory (NRAO) announces an opportunity for full-time Gift Shop
Sales Clerk with our Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team at
the Very Large Array (VLA). The Sales Clerk will be responsible for
providing excellent customer service and processing sales
transactions . This will also includ e , operating point of sale
system , shipping and receiving of merchandise, problem solving and
restocking inventory . In addition to competitive pay, NRAO
provides excellent paid time off benefits (vacation and sick
leave). Medical, dental and vision plans are effective first day of
employment. NRAOs retirement benefit contributes an amount equal to
10 percent of a qualified participants base pay. No contribution is
required of the employee; we also offer an optional supplemental,
tax-deferred plan for employee retirement contributions. Job Duties
Summary Key duties and responsibilities will include:
- Welcom e Visitors.
- Answers questions in person or on phone about NRAO and the VLA;
directs more detailed questions to appropriate sources.
- Processes sales using point of sale system, Altru .
- Cares for stock on sales floor, places new merchandise on
shelves, racks and or stands. Keeps stock orderly and dusted.
- Assists with physical inventory counts. Reports problems in a
- Performs clean-up in gift shop, visitor center, and facilities
as needed during hours of operation. Opens and Secures gift shop at
beginning and end of day.
- Direct customer service and sales activities in store; resolve
cust omer issues and concerns.
- Proactive compliance with NRAO and government safety policies
and procedur es in own work area is expected . Work Environment The
VLA Site is a remote scientific/industrial facility at 7000 feet
elevation. Works in office environment, must be able to work at a
computer with detailed and complex alpha and numerical information.
Position Requirements: Minimum Education High School Diploma / GED
Minimum Experience At least one year of retail experience and
working with the public. Competency Summary Mu s t be able to w o r
k i n d e p e nd e n tl y a n d r e l i a b l y. Prior experience
with credit card processing software and Point of Sale software
preferred . Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
including public speaking; and the ability to communicate
comfortably and effectively with the public, educators, students,
senior managers. Physical Requirements Will be required to stand
and sit, and may be required to lift 25 pounds or more on occasion.
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in
writing. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance
vision, and depth perception. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of
observatory staff, the GBO/NRAO will require Facilities Access
staff and staff assigned to a Safety Sensitive position to be
vaccinated against covid-19. Special consideration may be
considered for medical or religious exemptions. Additional
Requirements The Observatory requires staff to be fully vaccinated
against covid-19 to access our facilities. An offer of employment
will be considered contingent until the selected applicant provides
proof of vaccination. A selected applic ant may request
consideration for an accommodation for a disability or for a
sincerely held religious belief. Background Check The selected
candidate must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment
background check as a condition of employment. Application
Instructions: Select the Apply button below. Please be will need to
be prepared to upload your current CV/Resume and a letter of
application describing interest and suitability for the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: AUI is an equal opportunity
employer. Women, Minorities, Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled
Veterans, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged
to apply. To view our complete statement, please visit . If you
require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or
hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by
sending an email to email@example.com . The National Radio Astronomy
Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation
operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities,
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