Retail Stores

Smart & Final operates 247 stores in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Full-time and Part-time associates are offered a competitive comprehensive benefits package including 401K.

Use the store locator link above to find a store in your neighborhood.

To Apply - Submit your completed employment application contained in the job description below and bring to your neighborhood Smart & Final store or email your resume to HRResume@smartandfinal.com , or fax to 888-881-1365.

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Part-Time and Full-Time Positions Available:

External Applicant: Download Application and Applicant Identification Data Form

Internal Applicant: Applicant Identification Data Form

Service Clerks

  • Bag customer’s groceries quickly and efficiently while insuring the purchases are protected from damage, the bags are the appropriate weight, and the purchases are bagged in the type of bag requested by the customer
  • Assist customer’s in transporting products form the store to their vehicles
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of parking lot and front end areas, this includes shopping cart retrieval
  • Maintain and stock front end supplies such as grocery bags and trash bags
  • Assist cashiers as requested with prices checks, locating items for customers and taking returned items to the appropriate location.


Load Crew

  • Maintains a store section, as assigned. May order, receive and stock merchandise using proper equipment. Marks prices on merchandise, stocks shelves, endstacks. Sets up advertising/promotional displays. Reviews invoices/bills for accuracy
  • Reviews price/order books, price changes, advertisement forms and direct vendor pricing information.
  • Offers friendly, courteous assistance to customers by providing them with current store and product information. When requested, loads customer purchases into cartons and assists customers to their vehicles.
  • Performs basic bookkeeping duties. Records lost/damaged goods and store supplies using appropriate ledger. Performs check out function at the end of each business day.
  • May be assigned cashier position responsibilities


Department Clerks [Meat/ Deli/ Bakery/ Produce/ Freezer]

  • Keep department shelves and display areas stocked, neat and clean
  • Keep product rotated according to the product standards for freshness
  • Assist customers
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of department
  • Prepare and maintain product displays
  • Work around cold temperatures – cases, coolers, prep room
  • Receive and inspect incoming products for quality and accuracy
  • Create and maintain department merchandising displays and signage
  • Prepare cold & hot food items
  • Use knives, bread slicer, oven and proofer, deli slicer, saws, slicer, grinder and tenderizer, wrapping machines and other kitchen equipment
  • *Food Handler’s Card Preferred for Meat, Deli, Bakery positions


Department Leads [Meat/ Deli/ Bakery/ Produce/ Freezer]

  • Exhibits, coaches and reinforces world class customer service, high standards of ethics, honesty, trust, accountability and respect at all times
  • Oversees and maintains protection and safety of customers, staff, equipment, facility and other company assets
  • Assists with implementation of new Company and/or Store initiatives in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Oversees and maintains department ordering, inventory control and department maintenance
  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing a fast-paced, high volume retail food establishment, including previous successful management of a product department
  • *Food Handler’s Card Preferred for Meat, Deli, Bakery positions


Store Management Positions


Job Openings Location
Part-Time Person in Charge District 6 (cc368 San Diego-Clairemont)
Full-Time Person in Charge District 11 (cc925 Yorba Linda)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 8 (cc599 Vista)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 9 (cc335 San Bernardino)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 3 (cc445 Oakland)
Part-Time Associate (2 Positions - Night Crew & Produce Clerk) District 3 (cc445 Oakland)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 6 (cc936 Chula Vista)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Night Crew Lead) District 6 (cc368 San Diego-Clairemont)
Open Positions District 4 (cc811 Modesto)
Senior Assistant Manager District 3 (South San Francisco)
Part-Time Associate (Bakery) District 6 (cc934 La Mesa)
Full-Time Meat Lead Associate District 2 (cc596 Pleasanton)
Full-Time Meat Lead Associate District 12 (L.A. South Bay)
Full-Time Produce Lead Associate District 12 (L.A. South Bay)
Full-Time Person in Charge (Bakery) District 12 (L.A. South Bay)
Full-Time Meat Lead Associate District 7 (Las Vegas)
Full-Time Produce Lead Associate District 7 (Las Vegas)
Part-Time Person in Charge (5 Positions Available) District 12 (L.A. South Bay)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Produce Lead) District 7 (Las Vegas Area)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 6 (cc355 San Diego-El Cajon Blvd.)
Part-Time Associates (Cashier & Night Crew) District 6 (cc464 San Diego-Midway Dr.)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 6 (cc347 National City)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Night Crew Lead) District 13 (cc702 Goleta)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 8 (cc581 Poway)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Night Crew Lead) District 8 (cc929 Santee)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Load Crew Lead) District 6 (cc464 San Diego-Midway Dr.)
Assistant Manager District 4 (Central Valley)
Assistant Manager District 14 (Greater San Fernando Valley)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 6 (cc934 La Mesa)
Senior Assistant Manager District 14 (Greater San Fernando Valley)
Full-Time Service Manager District 4 (cc380 Bishop)
Part-Time Associates District 6 (cc936 Chula Vista)