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Inventory Control Specialist II (Temporary)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Inventory Control Specialist II (Temporary)
Job Requisition Number COA077215
Position Number T93503
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Police
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus two (2) years of experience in a warehouse/inventory control related field.
  • Education may substitute for experience up to the maximum of two (2) years.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • 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

This position has been reposted (previous job requisition number: COA077102). To be considered for the position, you must apply to this job posting.

  • Hourly rate of pay is $13.75 per hour.

  • Minimum qualification of 2 years experience in a warehouse/inventory control related field.

  • Top candidates will be required to take a skills test.

This position requires a valid Texas class “C” driver license. A driving record history, including verification of insurability will be conducted on top candidates.

Position requirements include: The ability to exert force equivalent to lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds frequently and objects weighing up to 80 pounds occasionally. Frequent outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing ladders, stairs, finger and manual dexterity, driving automobiles, operating other equipment, client/customer contact, and indoor activity required.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. A resume must be submitted to be considered for this position, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please verify the employment history dates on your resume exactly match the online application.

Pay Range

$13.75 hourly rate

Hours

Shift-work / Hours may vary.
Weekend and holiday work required. Must be flexible. Hours and days off subject to change according to business needs. Overtime may be required.

Job Close Date
10/26/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Police
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location Various APD Sub-Stations
Preferred Qualifications

Applicant must have strong Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook skills.

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.

  1. Receives, ships and verifies items assuring items received are accurate; inspecting condition of items; performing operational checks on equipment in inventory, comparing count/measure of items to purchase orders and packing lists, resolving discrepancies, and tracking delayed orders.
  2. Documents goods/services purchased, received and/or issued by recording identifying information using the appropriate tracking method and providing status updates to stakeholders on variances.
  3. 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.
  4. Completes purchase requests by verifying inventory and specifications of purchase requests; preparing stock and equipment requisitions, inputting purchase orders, quotes and service requests, expediting deliveries and assisting with invoice processing.
  5. Replaces or repairs damaged or obsolete items using the appropriate tools and following internal guidelines.
  6. 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.
  7. Monitors and/or maintains inventory by applying fundamental control techniques; monitoring inventory level and replenishment lead times, anticipating needed items, updating inventory forecasts, minimum and maximum stock levels, and performing periodic cycle counts / inventories.
  8. Monitors inventory by identifying idle, excess and obsolete stock and coordinates disposition as directed.
  9. Supports inventory and/or warehouse operations by providing on-the-job training, troubleshooting issues at various phases of the receiving and shipping cycle, and serves as liaison among purchasing, vendors and other staff members to resolve operational issues.
  10. Operates various types of equipment including a pallet lift and/or fork lift.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

    None
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.
  • Knowledge of office and administrative practices related to purchasing.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in record keeping and performing detailed work.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • 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
EEO/ADA

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 graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus two (2) years of experience in a warehouse/inventory control related field. Education may substitute for experience up to the maximum of two (2) years. 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. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please explain your warehouse or materials experience as it pertains to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please explain your experience in a Warehouse/Inventory Management function.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you willing to work weekends, holidays, and extended shifts as required by the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please briefly describe a position in which you held that required dependable attendance and occasional overtime. Explain how you met the required time elements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * The position requirements include the following: The ability to exert force equivalent to lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds frequently and objects weighing up to 80 pounds occasionally with or without accommodations. Frequent outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing stairs and ladders, finger and manual dexterity, driving automobiles, operating other equipment., client/ customer contact, and indoor activity is required. Are you able to perform these duties as required?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

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