Cycling Sales Specialist - Washington, DC

Posted Date: May-18-2016

Job ID: 4199

Job Type: Part Time

Job Function: Retail Sales

City: Washington

State: District of Columbia

Store: Washington, DC

What's cool about this job

Join REI’s cycling department team! As Cycling Sales Specialist at REI you will use your cycling knowledge and expertise every day to educate and outfit our customers. REI employees pride themselves on living the REI values: balance, authenticity, quality, service, respect, integrity.
  • Share you passion for cycling with REI members and guests
  • Sell REI products, co-op membership and services 
  • Provide technical expertise minor repairs and service to cycling customers
  • Educate customers on local riding opportunities
  • Continually expand knowledge of products and services 
  • Communicate and cooperate with store staff, and management team

Bring your passion and expertise

Live to ride & ride to live? Want to share your passion for cycling with others? Bring your passion to REI and help fulfill our mission to educate, inspire and outfit our customers for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. We are currently hiring passionate cycling experts:
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and a passion for cycling and is eager to help others
  • Cycling experience required
  • Possess excellent customer service and selling skills; ability to build rapport with both seasoned riders and customers new to the sport
  • Able to demonstrate a functional level of technical bicycle repair knowledge
  • Familiarity of local bike trails, conditions, and regional considerations, strongly desired
  • Effective communication skills
  • Requires a flexible work schedule based on business needs, including evenings and weekends

Why you'll love it here

RealAliveConnected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes: 
  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance 
  • Healthcare coverage for full-time employees
  • A competitive bonus/ incentive program 
  • REI Retirement Plan 
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount 
  • Paid time off 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities 

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 19 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.