SUPPLY TECHNICIAN III*
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is full performance-level supply work that includes leadership over lower-level supply personnel in a centralized, County Government wide supply operation, or supply work as the single Supply Clerk in a small organization providing all of that organization's general supply needs. Contacts generally include vendors, delivery drivers, employees of the Department/Agency supported and other supply chain employees. Contacts are primarily to exchange straightforward, work-related information to expedite, coordinate or explain a process, functions or activity. An incumbent in this class offers little or no direct public service.
An employee in this class is responsible for researching, ordering, receiving, stocking, controlling and distributing equipment and supplies. Employees follow clearly prescribed standard operating procedures. They are expected to carry out their daily assignments under general supervision; employees may be physically removed from their immediate supervisor. The complexity of the work is demonstrated by the necessity to exercise judgment in performing related activities making varied responses on the basis of recognizable differences in items and situations and making informed recommendations to using parties concerning availability of stock and non stock items and alternative/substitute items in lieu of those ordered. The scope of the work involves maintaining appropriate inventory records and reports in support of a centralized supply operation or an independent supply operation in a small organization that facilitates the mission of the organization. Work is performed in a warehouse or storeroom environment and includes areas that are dirty, dusty, and greasy. Work regularly involves periods of keyboarding, standing, walking, bending, crouching, other personal movement. Employees frequently and independently move items that weigh up to 20 pounds or more, and occasionally handle items that weigh about 50 pounds. They use hand trucks, dollies, hoists and other mechanical devices or leveraging techniques and/or get help from other workers for movement of heavier items. Some employees in this class independently move objects weighing 50 to 100 pounds or more by lifting, pushing, shoving, rolling, leveraging, etc., or using equipment for assistance. The work involves exposure to corrosive chemicals, very slippery surfaces, high stacks of pallets and other risks requiring use of special equipment and safety precautions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Establishes and maintains storage locations, identifies user's tools, parts, equipment, and supply requirements, and recommends possible substitute or interchangeable items.
Monitors supply levels and orders materials and equipment using catalogs and/or parts manuals in accordance with agency specifications and established procedures.
Receives and inspects all parts, materials, and supplies; notes shortages; returns damaged items and warranty items for credit.
Oversees, leads, and trains others in the storage and distribution of stock items in accordance with established procedures. May "act" for higher level employee, as assigned.
Works as "counter person" in receiving supply requests from department/agency personnel and issuing supplies. Signs tools and equipment in and out.
Maintains appropriate supply records on computerized warehousing system.
Processes invoices that include posting correct quantities and prices on inventory cards and updating the perpetual inventory.
Safeguards stock against loss, damage or theft.
Performs physical inventory at prescribed intervals.
Removes items from stock such as discontinued, outdated, spoiled, damaged, hazardous items, and others designated for auction, destruction, trade in, etc.
Receives and secures confiscated property and releases it to only authorized personnel.
Maintains records pertaining to equipment usage and may perform clerical tasks in support of the organizational unit to which a position is assigned.
Maintains master locator files.
Updates and maintains technical publications, price lists, catalogs, handbooks, and training manuals.
Updates inventory information, prepares reports and performs related functions on computer, using modern office software suite(s).
Performs housekeeping duties.
Picks up and delivers supplies as necessary.
Operates materials handling equipment, such as forklift and hoist.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: Two (2) years of general storekeeping experience applicable to the assignment of the position.
Education: Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of storekeeping methods and procedures used to order, receive, store, control and distribute parts, materials, tools, equipment and supplies applicable to the organization of assignment.
Knowledge of parts, equipment, supplies and related manuals peculiar to the organization of assignment.
Knowledge of computerized warehousing methods.
Skill in operating standard office equipment and using modern office software suites.
Ability to maintain records relating to supply usage and stock levels utilizing a computerized warehousing system, and to prepare reports from such records.
Ability to read and comprehend parts, equipment, and/or supply catalogs and order from same based on outlined specifications.
Ability to perform mathematical computations related to supply functions.
Ability to lead and train employees in supply operations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to independently move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Some employees must have ability to independently or with assistance or equipment move objects weighing over 100 pounds.
Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office.
Possession of a valid standard driver's license and certificate for forklift and/or other vehicle, which may require a Commercial Drivers License, as required by the position of assignment.
Individuals appointed to a non-bargaining unit position in this class will be required to serve a probationary period of twelve months; or if promoted to a non-bargaining unit position in this class, serve a probationary period of six months. Individuals appointed or promoted to a bargaining unit position in this class will be required to serve a probationary period of six months. Performance will be carefully evaluated during the probationary period. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core Exam
Class Established: November, 1963
Revised: November, 1970
December, 1994 (M)