Material Storage Supervisor 1 (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #221025-5562TC-001


Are you interested in a career with the Connecticut Department of Transportation?
If so, we have an inventory management opportunity for you! 
Come make an impaCT by serving your State. 
Read below and apply today!

Our Mission:
At the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), our mission is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. Learn more about our mission, vision, and values here

DOT is currently recruiting for (2) two Materials Storage Supervisor 1 positions, in the Division of Inventory Management, Bureau of Finance and Administration. These positions are located in Putnam and Winchester, CT. The position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week with a work schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

The Role:
This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor, independently performing a full range of various stores duties, both manual and clerical, such as the receiving, storing, issuing, inspecting, and inventory of stocked commodities and supplies. Duties also include:
  • Schedule, assign, oversee, and review the work of staff.
  • Provide staff training and assistance; conduct performance evaluations and manage HR tasks.
  • Manage stockroom operation in accordance with industry best practices and CTDOT requirements.
  • Establish and maintain stock inventory balances; achieve maximum turnover rate and control of obsolescence; verify and inspect shipments for product quantity and quality; ensure adequate housekeeping and security of storage areas.
  • Maintain perpetual inventory and related records in accordance with prescribed methods; assist in annual physical inventory and reconciliation process.
  • Purchase and track non-stock commodities for immediate use.
  • Manage winter commodities/products off-site.
  • Manage a motor vehicle fueling station.
  • Act as liaison with other operating units for customer service and product availability.  
  • Performs related duties as required.
Role Requirement:
While these positions are primarily located in Putnam and Winchester, the incumbent will be required to travel to other locations throughout the state. 
Please list your valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license in the "Licenses & Certifications" section of your application.  

Incumbents in this position must be willing to accept assignments to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, when required. Mandatory winter overtime occurs November 1 through April 30 each year.

What We Can Offer You: The DOT offers a competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

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Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact


This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor in the operation of a large storeroom or a small warehouse; may supervise a major function of a very large warehouse in a large facility or agency (considering numbers supervised, inventory, and complexity).


Plans unit workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; depending upon the location of a position, incumbents may perform tasks in one or more of such areas as receiving, shipping, storing, issuing, requisitioning or inventorying; orders supplies and materials from vendors based on prescribed specifications; achieves maximum turnover rate and control of obsolescence; inspects for quantity and quality of all incoming supplies; verifies shipments with vendors; insures adequate housekeeping and security of storage areas; operates, maintains and inspects equipment; maintains inventory and makes reports; codes and inventories furniture and equipment; may enter data into a computer; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the principles and procedures of efficient warehousing and material handling including purchasing; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) 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.


One (1) year 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.


  • Supervisory experience 
  • Experience with automotive and heavy equipment parts
  • Experience with Peoplesoft or other computerized purchasing and inventory management system
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications


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



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.