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OPEN: 9/11/2019       CLOSES: 9/25/2019

Work involves directing the operation of a large warehouse facility which serves as a receiving center for a variety of special and standard supplies, materials, and equipment; plans and directs activities in procurement of various stocked items. Supervision is exercised over a small staff engaged in the receiving and storage of items and other related warehousing work. Employee exercises considerable judgment in the realm of established bid laws and policies, rules, and regulations.

  • Plans, organizes, and monitors the receiving, storage, and distribution of all items received in warehouse.
  • Plans inventories, develops procurement sources, and plans for maximum usage of all resources.
  • Interviews, makes hiring recommendations, plans, coordinates, and assigns the work of two to five subordinates and evaluates their performance.
  • Directs record-keeping system; posts purchase orders; prices merchandise; maintains inventory records; monitors large purchase order contracts annually to ensure proper payment to vendors and proper billing to consuming department.
  • Ships and receives goods for various departments.
  • Interviews; evaluates products; arranges new product trials with departments. Examines, evaluates, and selects materials from surplus property divisions.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates and evaluates the work of assigned labor, skilled and clerical staff.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the management of inventory.
  • Knowledge of procedures and guidelines governing the purchase of equipment, supplies, services.
  • Knowledge of practices, methods, and techniques associated with contract and vendor management including contract writing, negotiation of terms and costs, and account reconciliation.
  • Knowledge of inventory logistics.
  • Knowledge of departmental inventory control software.
  • Ability to obtain and allocate the appropriate equipment, facilities, and materials to complete work.
  • Ability to assign and monitor the work of subordinates. 
Physical requirements include the ability to stand for long periods of time; eyesight sufficient to read and understand information from microform and PC monitor, and the manual dexterity necessary for the regular use of PCs; ability to stoop, twist, turn and move materials from place to place in the library.  Ability to lift 15-49 pounds.

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma  (GED) and five years’ experience in store keeping work including three years’ experience in supervising a large storeroom facility
80 hours biweekly, Grade 23, with starting salary of $44,408.00 to $48,963.20. All positions may include morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours, including Sunday.  Employees may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Excellent benefits, such as major medical health coverage, dental and life insurance, pension plan, sick and vacation leave, along with 12 paid holidays per year. Employees may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Applicants must contact the Alabama Career Center ( for an application.  The application will be forwarded to the Birmingham Public Library Personnel Officer.  Library employees need not go through the Alabama Career Center but can submit applications directly to the Library Personnel Office. A resume must be submitted prior to the interview. Qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview.  You must pass a pre-employment health screen before you may be employed by the Birmingham Public Library.  Position available immediately. 
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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