Storekeeper (40 Hour)

Recruitment #240322-8132FM-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites eligible applicants to apply for the position of Storekeeper in the Office of Inventory Management, Bureau of Finance and Administration located in Colchester.


  • Competitive starting salary
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This position is assigned to the Inventory Management Unit located in Colchester. Incumbents will be responsible for performing a full range of various inventory management duties, both manual and clerical. Duties include receiving daily deliveries, issuing a variety of parts to repair and maintenance facilities, communicating with vendors, maintaining accurate inventory levels, purchasing, time entry, Class C operator for fuel station operations, and general housekeeping.


  • Receives and issues stock, and maintains records of receipts, purchase orders, and stock orders.
  • Verifies quantity and quality of incoming supplies against packing slips, invoices, and bill of ladings.
  • Maintains a clean facility and security of stockroom area.
  • Performs required inventory of materials and supplies to ensure proper inventory levels and accurate counts of supplies on hand.
  • Class C Operator - Responsible for daily fuel station operations, including weekly and monthly inspections, and ensure all state and federal regulations are maintained.
  • Responsible for issuing supplies to repair and maintenance facilities.
  • Responsible for purchasing with P-Card and monthly reconciliation of P-Card statement.
  • Daily use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and Core-CT.
  • Responsible for timesheet entry of hours worked.
  • Responsible for communicating daily with outside vendors for purchasing and checking on outstanding orders.
  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties when required, including snow and ice removal.
  • Mandatory winter overtime occurs November 1 through April 30 each year.

  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift (7:30AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Location:  Colchester, CT
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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.


  • Knowledge of
    • the methods of requisitioning, handling, storing and issuing of materials and supplies; 
    • safe and efficient warehousing practices including purchasing; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • keep accurate stock records and inventories; 
    • 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.


  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with heavy duty and automotive truck parts, tractor parts, and snowplow parts
  • Knowledge of warehouse and inventory control best practices
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Knowledge of general housekeeping
  • Knowledge of fuel station operations
  • Good oral and written communication skills


  • Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever their services are required.


  • 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.
  • 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.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.