Keystone 10 Million Trees Temporary Warehouse Driver (Temporary)

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Keystone 10 Million Trees Temporary Warehouse Driver in the EPR Department to be based in Duncannon and York, PA.

About the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Established in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams, and the wildlife that call it home through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration. Since 2010, CBF has engaged in a focused effort to defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a binding federal and state collaborative agreement aimed at reducing pollution to the science-based, legally-affirmed levels established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Blueprint is expected to be fully implemented by 2025. If the states and the federal government achieve Blueprint goals, the Bay will finally—after decades of failed efforts—be removed from the Clean Water Act's impaired waters list. Successfully implementing the Blueprint depends on a well-informed, engaged, active, and diverse constituency of members, advocates, and volunteers who speak up and take action to save the Bay.

CBF has a staff of approximately 210 employees working in offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. as well as 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water policies, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first U.S. Green Build Council's LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center—one of the world's most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings—in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $30 million and is supported by over 300,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit our About CBF page.

About the Hiring Department

Environmental Protection and Restoration (EPR)

CBF's Environmental Protection and Restoration (EPR) department defends and restores the Chesapeake Bay by protecting the Bay's natural resources from pollution and other harmful activities by fighting for strong and effective laws and regulations; restoring the Bay's essential habitats and filtering mechanisms; and involving citizens in CBF's environmental efforts by recruiting, training, and incorporating them as effective partners and leaders.

Context of the Position

The Keystone 10 Million Trees Warehouse Driver(s) will assist the senior logistics support specialist and other warehouse staff at our Duncannon, PA (Perry County) warehouse and our York, PA warehouse, with organizing, loading, unloading, inventory, delivery of trees, tree shelters, supplies and tool trailers and forklift operation. At times, the warehouse drivers may assist at tree plantings with logistical support.

Essential Functions

1. Driving large commercial vehicles throughout Pennsylvania and which may include:

a. Up to 26’ long box truck (non CDL)

b. DOT licensed pickup truck (Ford F-350) with 18’ trailer and skid loader, or palleted tree stakes on  trailer.

2. Repetitive bending and lifting of up to 60+ lb. bundles of up to 5’ long bundles of material and trees onto and off pallets, vehicles, trailers, and cargo containers.

3. DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification required upon hire 

(https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/dot-medical-exam-and-commercialmotor-vehicle-certification)

4. Ability to train to operate forklift/skid steer to move pallets of product around warehouse and load onto trucks; Forklift/Skid Steer Certification requested 

5. Sorting and inventory of products

6. Customer service skills when delivering product and trees to partners; may act as CBF representative at these delivery sites

7. Cleaning of warehouse bays and trucks

8. Perform daily safety and maintenance checklists

9. Potential for some overnight (max 2 nights per trip) travel to Erie and Pittsburgh regions; hotel and expenditures covered.

10. Occasional support at tree plantings using skid steer and/or auger to prep planting sites, set up tables, etc.

11. Dates/Seasons Required:

a. August-early November; March-early May- up to 40 hours/week max (on season)

b. Very limited weekend/evening work (some Saturday/Sunday trailer deliveries)

c. August: 9, 10, 16, 17, 22-26, 30, 31

d. September: 5, 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 16, 27 

e. October: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11

f. 1-2 days a month needed in November, December, January, February (off season); 2-3 days’ notice prior to work date will be given as possible for container deliveries to unload product.

g. March-early May work dates will be released in late December

Professional Experience and Qualifications

Successful candidate should be able to bend and lift 60+ pounds independently and repetitively, have basic math skills, clean driving record, truck driving/forklift/skid steer operation experience (with DOT medical certification and Forklift certification if possible), provide their own transportation to/from work, and the ability to arrive to work on time. The PT temporary position will run with 10-40 hours between August-November and March-May with some hours in the other months. Exact start and end dates negotiable. The position will support our Duncannon (Perry County) and Maytown (Lancaster County) warehouses, with travel throughout the state of Pennsylvania particularly to Lancaster, York, Centre, Cumberland, Allegheny, Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga counties. Mileage is reimbursed for personal vehicle use between warehouses. 

Salary Range: $21

How to Apply

Using the link below, please submit a cover letter and resume. This position will remain open until filled.

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CBF requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will need to submit verification of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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