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Courtesy Clerk

Posted on August 2, 2022
UFCW 3000
Not disclosed
Kent, WA
Applications accepted until position filled


As a primary contact for Safeway customers, the Courtesy Clerk provides friendly, courteous, and helpful service. The primary function of this position is to bag and carry out groceries for customers. Performs cleaning duties throughout the store as assigned. Works with checker to bag groceries, using plastic bags or paper at customer’s request. Obtains bags and paper towels and supplies these to designated sources. Checks prices for other employees and customers as requested. Periodically patrols parking lot and inside areas of the store for shopping carts. Transports these shopping carts to the appropriate area within the store. Takes damaged or unwanted goods from check stand and replaces them on shelves or in storage area as appropriate. Performs cleaning as assigned by the store manager. Cleans employee lunch areas and restrooms. Cleans spills on the sales floor as needed using either a mop or broom and may mop floor in various departments. Picks up litter and clears walk ways outside the store. May remove and replace signs as directed.


Safeway Courtesy Clerks are generally responsible for completing the following job duties:

  • Provide customer service as currently defined by the employer within the scope of the position and within company policy.
  • Bag groceries in plastic, canvas or paper bags.
  • Assists customer with carry out. Lift and carry grocery bags of varying weights.
  • Stock supply of bags at check stand.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the store. Includes check stand area (belt and glass), facing and straightening up end display areas near check stand, cleaning floors, lunch/breakroom areas, rest rooms, and other areas of the store as assigned.
  • Retrieve shopping carts.
  • Perform price checks to verify grocery prices.
  • May remove and replace price tags and signs and perform limited stocking duties.
  • Assist customers with their shopping selection upon request.
  • Other duties as assigned.
About the employer: Safeway

M.B. Skagg’s value vision still drives Safeway, though on a dramatically larger scale. Today, Safeway operates as a banner of Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. With both a strong local presence and national scale, the company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2017 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

About your union: UFCW 3000

UFCW 3000 is the largest private-sector union in Washington with over 46,000 members working in grocery store retail health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is a chartered member of UFCW International with over 1.4 million workers in North America. We believe in the promise of America. A promise that our children can lead better lives than ours. A promise that with hard work and standing up for our rights we can make a decent living that includes a good wage health care and retirement.


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