Material Storage Supervisor 2 (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #221110-5563TC-001


Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, this university offers undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning. 

We are recruiting for a full-time Material Storage Supervisor 2 in our Department of Administrative Services – Property Management Department, located at 181 White Street in Danbury, CT.  The Property Management department is responsible for shipping, receiving, storage and inventory services to the University. Work hours are: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.  

WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  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 on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • Considerable experience with modern principles and practices of efficient warehousing including purchasing;
  • Considerable experience with modern techniques of stock record and inventory control;
  • Considerable experience with relevant agency policies and procedures; 
  • Considerable experience with relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Possess the ability to analyze and forecast requirements and plan maximum turnover rates;
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook;
  • Supervisory experience.


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.



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