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Inventory Control Specialist I (TEMPORARY)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Inventory Control Specialist I (TEMPORARY)
Job Requisition Number COA076495
Position Number T92508
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Library
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from High School or equivalent

Licenses and Certifications Required:

Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License, if required for the position.

If required for the position, legally mandated training must be completed within 1 year of employment.

Notes to Applicants

These four positions are being advertised to assist the Library Department in moving books, materials, supplies and equipment into the new central library.

A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any relevant experience that you wish for us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. NOTE: A cover letter and/or resume will NOT be used to substitute for an incomplete job application.

Pay Range



Mon-Fri, 6:00 am – 2:30 pm

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Library
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 635 N Pleasant Valley Rd Austin TX 78702
Preferred Qualifications

Delivery driver experience.

Having worked in a shipping/receiving and warehouse environment.

Experience using fork-lift, electric pallet jacks, etc…

Inventory experience.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  • Receives and verifies items assuring items received are accurate; inspecting condition of items; comparing count/measure of items to purchase orders and packing lists, resolving discrepancies, and tracking delayed orders.
  • Documents goods/services received and/or issued by recording identifying information using the appropriate tracking method and providing status updates to supervisor on variances.
  • Prepares items for shipment to ensure safe delivery and determines most economical and efficient shipping method. Documents items shipped by recording identifying information of items and transport information.
  • Replaces or repairs damaged or obsolete items using the appropriate tools and following internal guidelines.
  • Resolves discrepancies in receiving by identifying damaged items and shortages and quantity of materials; placing materials in inventory, conferring with various entities to make adjustments; correcting the shortages and obtaining credits.
  • Monitors and/or maintains inventory by applying fundamental control techniques; monitoring inventory level and replenishment lead times, anticipating needed items; recommending updates to inventory forecasts and minimum and maximum stock levels, and performing periodic cycle counts / inventories.
  • Operates various types of equipment including a pallet lift and/or fork lift.

    Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:


  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Knowledge of fundamental inventory control procedures and systems.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in record keeping and performing detailed work.
    • Skill in planning and organizing.
    • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
    • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
    • Ability to use various types of equipment, including a pallet lift and/or fork lift.
    • Ability to perform detailed work in an accurate and organized manner.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
    Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. This position requires high school graduation or GED. Do you meet these minimum requirements?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. Do you have a current valid Texas Class C Drivers License or the ability to obtain by hire date?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. How many years of full-time paid work experience do you have as a delivery driver?
      • No experience
      • Less than 1 year
      • 2 years
      • 3 years
      • 4 years or more
    4. How many years of experience do you have in a warehouse environment?
      • None
      • Less than 1 (one) year
      • 1 (one) to 2 (two) years
      • More than 2 (two) years
    5. Are you willing to work overtime as required?
      • Yes
      • No

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