STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group A14
Class No. 1913
INVENTORY AND STORE SPECIALIST III
Performs highly complex (senior-level) inventory and/or retail sales work. Work involves coordinating store or warehouse operations; displaying and selling merchandise; and ensuring compliance with established security requirements, loss prevention controls, and procedures. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Coordinates store or warehouse operations, including stocking and issuing materials, equipment, supplies, merchandise, or other inventory.
Coordinates, schedules, and conducts inventories on stock and merchandise; reviews inventory control records and reports; and reviews and maintains inventory databases.
Coordinates the disposal of surplus property or spoiled products and the arrangement and rotation of merchandise.
Reviews and maintains accounting records of purchases, assigns inventory numbers to items, and monitors inventory and stock control records following loss prevention and agency guidelines.
Reviews pricing and identification of merchandise according to agency policies and procedures, stocks shelves and store merchandise as required, and provides assistance to customers in finding products and making selections.
Prepares and reviews estimates for supply and merchandise needs; prepares purchase orders; and checks, verifies, and approves requests for replenishing supplies and merchandise.
Verifies the receipt of inventory or retail merchandise shipments and oversees the loading and unloading of stock and merchandise.
Records sales and collects cash, receipts, and coupons according to established guidelines and fiscal control procedures for retail environments.
Determines the necessary mark-up of merchandise and ensures merchandise is correctly priced and displayed.
Monitors the preparation of food in a retail store environment and ensures adherence to state food-handling and sanitation standards.
Assists with reviewing property management procedures, policies, and controls and may recommend improvements.
May negotiate with vendors on pricing for merchandise and other stock.
May supervise the work of others.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in property accounting, retail sales, and inventory management work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, supplemented by business management or accounting coursework, is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of warehousing methods and procedures, of inventory and stock control record keeping, of retail sales practices and procedures, of customer service, of standard business practices, of merchandising, and of cost management practices.
Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.
Ability to transfer stock from one location to another, to review warehouse and store operations for compliance, to follow prescribed store and inventory control standards, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.
State Auditor’s Office