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Inventory Control Supervisor I

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Inventory Control Supervisor I
Job Requisition Number COA078072
Position Number 102228
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Lib Facility Services
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus four (4) years of experience in a warehouse/inventory control atmosphere or material handling, two (2) years of which includes experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.

  • Education may substitute for experience up to the maximum of two (2) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Texas Class C Drivers License, if required for the position

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

Notes to Applicants

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.

All new employees are required to attend City of Austin and Austin Public Library training as scheduled, and should arrange their outside schedules to accommodate such training.

Working additional and/or extended hours may be required per business need.

Driving is considered an essential function of this position; a current and valid Texas Driver’s License is required. You must also meet all requirements of the City of Austin Driver Safety Program. Click HERE for information regarding the City’s Driver Safety Program standards.

If selected, you will also be required to drive your own vehicle between assigned Library locations. Thus, you must maintain a current and valid Texas Driver’s License and provide proof of auto insurance.

Applicants selected for interview may be required to complete a skills assessment.

Pay Range

$21.31 – $27.06


Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday (6:00 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.)

  • May be required to respond to emergencies off hours (i.e.: nights, weekends and holidays)

  • May occasionally work beyond assigned shift.

Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the Library.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Library
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 635 N. Pleasant Valley Road Austin Texas 78702
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Two (2) years in a lead or supervisory capacity in a warehouse/inventory control atmosphere or material handling.
  2. Experience supervising the activities of workers engaged in receiving, sorting, loading/unloading and delivering materials.
  3. Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License.
  4. Experience working with fleet vehicles to ensure proper maintenance.
  5. Prior experience in the selection and hiring of new employees; evaluates employee performance; develops and implements action plans for improving employee performance.
  6. Good communication and leadership skills used to build positive working relationships and provide excellent internal and external customer service.
  7. Average computer skills needed to perform job.
  8. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
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. Monitors and ensures section operates efficiently within appropriated budget. schedules expenditures; analyzes variances, initiates corrective actions and assists with procurement activities.

  2. Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees and following up on work results.

  3. Controls inventory levels by reviewing data recorded in tracking system, retrieving data, designing reports and directing corrective actions to manage the inventory levels.

  4. Reconciles physical inventory to inventory control records and addresses and resolves variances.

  5. Provides support to departmental staff by researching and resolving discrepancies, recommending actions to manage inventory levels, and disbursement of inventory.

  6. Ensures warehouse safety and security by maintaining compliance with guidelines, reporting discrepancies, and recommending corrective action.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.

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 supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.

  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.

  • Knowledge of office and administrative practices related to purchasing.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Skill in planning and organizing.

  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

  • Ability to perform detailed work in an accurate and organized manner.

  • Ability to lead, supervise, and train a multi-disciplinary workforce.

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 graduation from High School or equivalent plus four (4) years of experience in a warehouse/inventory control atmosphere or material handling, two (2) years of which includes experience in a lead or supervisory capacity. Education may substitute for experience up to the maximum of two (2) years. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 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
  4. * How do you rate your skills using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Access, etc.)?
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Proficient
    • None
  5. * Please describe your experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Driving is an essential function of this job, so driving eligibility and insurability must be verified at the time of hire. If selected as the top candidate, do you understand that your driving record will be evaluated to ensure it meets the City’s Safety Driving Record Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * How many years of experience do you have producing, tracking and completing work orders within a municipality/government or asset management environment?
    • No experience
    • Limited to less than 1 year
    • Experience of 1-3 years
    • Experience of 3-5 years
    • Experience of 5-8 years
    • Experience of 8 or more years
  8. * Describe the work experience you have in ordering, receiving, and maintain inventory of supplies and/or equipment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please give some examples of your experience with placing supply orders, receiving supply orders, ensuring invoices match deliveries and notifying appropriate staff of discrepancies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * How many years of supervisory experience do you have, including hiring, training, assigning work, counseling, and evaluating employee performance?
    • No supervisory experience
    • Less than 1 year supervisory experience
    • Between 1 year and 3 years supervisory experience
    • Between 3 years and 5 years supervisory experience
    • More than 5 years supervisory experience
  11. * Do you have the ability to routinely lift and and handle warehouse materials weighting up to 50 pounds?

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Although the basic work schedule for this position would be days, Monday through Friday, there may be occasions when weekends, evenings or nights may be required to support staff and events. Can you work a varied schedule if needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Briefly describe your experience resolving a customer service related issue or resolving a dispute between people?

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Please describe your experience coordinating meetings, scheduling trainings or events, and tracking tasks/ensuring completion.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * This positions requires tasks that involve bending, lifting, walking and carrying or using a force equal to lifting fifty pounds or heavier. In addition, you must be able to work outdoors and in extreme weather conditions. Can you perform these types of activities?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * How many years of experience do you have managing safety practices, safety programs, safety procedures and regulations?
    • No experience
    • Less than 5 years experience
    • Between 5 and 7 years experience
    • Between 8 and 9 years experience
    • 10 years or more years of experience
  17. * Describe your experience managing safety practices, safety programs, safety procedures and regulations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  18. * My job application is detailed and complete, and I understand that if I am selected as the top candidate for this particular job, my salary will be determined based on the experience submitted on my job application.
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents