Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Storekeeper (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #211112-8132TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Facilities Operations Department, has a job opening for a Storekeeper. This is a permanent, full-time position, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m., 37.5 hours per week with an unpaid half an hour for lunch.  This positions reports to the Materials Storage Supervisor 2.  The hourly salary will be determined at the time of job offer based on the employee's current employment history and is non-negotiable.

This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. Must be willing to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations. Applicants must also be willing to work non-premium holidays. This position is only open to current NP-2 Employees at Statewide Agencies AND current NP-2 Employees at UConn. Current qualified UConn NP-2 Employees will be given preference in the hiring process.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. *For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  Application materials will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirement sections of the position have been met.  Please also be sure to demonstrate how you meet any of the preferred qualifications that you may have.

A pre-employment physical may be required that will include a functional capacity exam; the job offer will be contingent upon the successful completion of the pre-employment physical.  The pre-employment physical will be a requirement for the successful UConn NP-2 candidate or Statewide NP-2 candidate

Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) their CT Driver License number, including the date issued and expiration date.

If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references.  In addition, current State of Connecticut employee applicants at UConn or other State Agencies, may be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and their CORE attendance records.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.


This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of various stores duties, both manual and clerical, such as receiving, storing, issuing, inspecting, inventorying, and the like; may be in charge of a small storeroom or be a specialist in a phase of total stores operation.


Receives and issues stock and maintains records of receipts, requisitions, and stock on hand; arranges stock in planned fashion, with due account taken of age, accessibility, safety and security; clarifies amount and condition of stock on hand and reports all discrepancies or need for replenishment; verifies quantity and quality of incoming supplies against invoices, dray bills, bills of lading and orders; maintains housekeeping and security of stores area; takes required inventory of materials and supplies; receives gas station reports and makes necessary corrections; keeps mileage and maintenance records of vehicles in car pool; inspects material handling equipment, scales, gas pumps and other allied storeroom equipment for accuracy and safety; codes and inventories furniture and equipment; operates material handling equipment; may perform purchasing functions for inventory item stock replenishment; may drive motor vehicles as assigned; may enter data into a computer; performs related duties as required.

At UConn, Storekeepers at the Central Warehouse are required to lift and load bulky material up to 80lbs. into and out of vehicles and buildings as well as up and down multiples staircases on a daily basis. Some buildings have as many as 7 flights of stairs.  This position requires employees to be on their feet for the majority of the 7.5 hour workday and also requires a significant amount of walking from vehicles to the numerous buildings on campus.  On average, employees are required to carry/transport material between 50 feet and 100 feet from the location where the vehicle is parked to the building where the items are being delivered.  Material is delivered each day regardless of the weather conditions.  This position may lead student employees. 

Storekeepers are required to drive a variety of trucks to deliver and/or pick up products, hazardous material, heavy equipment, rental and surplus supplies for all Storrs Campus locations and other destinations as needed; record work order and delivery information in electronic computer systems; load vehicles in proper delivery sequence; ensure safety of all deliveries.  Additional duties include operating material handling equipment such as forklifts, powered/non-powered pallet jacks and hand trucks.  Vehicles must be kept clean and in good working condition. 

This position is also responsible for receiving stock into inventory from common carriers such as FedEx, UPS, R&L Carriers and Old Dominion; resolves issues with incorrect/damaged shipments with vendors.  The Storekeeper assists University customers by responding to questions pertaining to services provided by the Central Warehouse Department.  The candidate selected for this position will be required to complete job related training courses within the first six months of hire.  These courses include, but are not limited to, Lift Truck Operator Safety Training, Fall Protection, Universal Waste, Personal Protective Equipment and Hazard Communication.


Knowledge of the methods of requisitioning, handling, storing and issuing of materials and supplies; knowledge of safe and efficient warehousing practices including purchasing; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to keep accurate stock records and inventories; ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) 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.


  1. Experience working at a college campus or similar setting.
  2. Knowledge and ability to work with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), such as AiM.
  3. Experience using Pitney Bowes SendSuite tracking software.
  4. Experience using an iPad and/or hand-held scanners.
  5. Ability to multi-task.
  6. Demonstrated experience with handling hazardous materials.
  7. Strong customer service skills.
  8. Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  9. Supervisory ability.


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.


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 in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to weather conditions and may be required to handle hazardous materials/chemicals.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students,valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.