PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
This class is accountable for supervising the operation of a moderate-sized warehouse (considering numbers supervised, inventory and complexity); at the University of Connecticut, acts as the chief assistant to the manager of the central warehouse.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is the second supervisory level in the stores function, but the first in which the manual or very elementary clerical components of receiving, storing and disbursing are absent or minimal.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Supervises Storekeepers, patient/client workers and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs the more complex tasks of record keeping, inventory control, requisitioning, purchasing, expediting, etc.; consults with others, plans the requisitioning of materials and supplies to achieve maximum turnover rate and control of obsolescence; supervises the receiving, quality and quantity inspection of all incoming supplies; verifies shipments with vendors to expedite deliveries and to process the return of unacceptable materials and supplies; supervises the locating and method of storing of materials and supplies; responsible for the sanitation, housekeeping, and security of storage areas and the maintenance and safety inspection of allied equipment; may place emergency or special orders; may supervise mail or duplicating operations; may be responsible for keeping the inventory of the agency's furniture and equipment; may supervise the storage and control of Federal surplus property; may enter data into a computer; may oversee courier services; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of efficient warehousing including purchasing; considerable knowledge of modern techniques of stock record and inventory control; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and forecast requirements and plan maximum turnover rates; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in stock or warehouse work or closely related work that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have involved the full range of stores duties, including receiving, storing, issuing, inventorying, inspecting, etc.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Storekeeper.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in business administration or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's degree.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:
Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever their services are required.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to weather conditions and may be required to handle hazardous materials/chemicals.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Material Storage Supervisor 2 in Salary Group TC 18 approved effective June 23, 1995. (2013 SCOPE Review)