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Reviewed Date: April 17, 2017

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Sep 27, 2002


Superintendent of Stores

Job description for the position of Superintendent of Stores in Utilities.

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Under the general direction of the Utilities Superintendent, supervises the operations of the warehouse and maintains inventories, records and the building; and other related work as required.


The Superintendent of Stores supervises and coordinates inventory involved in ordering and receiving, storing, issuing and inventorying materials, supplies, tools, equipment and parts.
Supervises purchasing expenditures.
Plans layout of warehouse, parts room and outside storage yard, considering storage in stock.
Develops effective methods for handling, storing and maintaining inventory items.
Maintains all inventory records, review records for accuracy, determines adequacy of stock of levels and initiates reorder of stock items.
Work involves intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, and lifting objects over 25 pounds.
Supervises the work of maintenance staff.
Prioritizes tasks and establish schedules to maintain uniform workload.
Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing with representatives of other city departments.
Develop effective and efficient housekeeping, security and safety procedures.


Occasionally considers different courses of action, or deviates from standard operating procedures, to get the job done.
Occasionally assist with building and grounds maintenance. Assist clerical staff collecting utility payments.
Answer telephone as needed.


Ability to lift up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
Ability to compute discounts, interest, profit and loss, commission, markup, and selling price, ratios and percentages.
Ability to calculate surface, volumes, weights, and measures.
Ability to read periodicals, journals, manuals.
Ability to prepare business letters, summaries, reports that conform to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and styles.
Ability to speak on a variety of subjects.
Ability to learn to use PC and CRT for warehouse data entry and information inquiry.
Ability to deal effectively with other city employees.
Knowledge of current warehousing and inventory control methods.
Knowledge of accounting and purchasing principles
Knowledge of purchasing bid procedures

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

High school diploma or GED.
Two years experience in material services management and supervision of a warehouse operation.
Applicants must be in such physical condition as not to impair their performance of the required duties of the class and may be required to take a physical examination given by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State and designated by the City.

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