Goverment Jobs
December 2, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Position Description

Supervise warehouse and clerical employees in the maintenance of inventory, receipt and storage of goods, upkeep of facilities and maintenance of acquisition and distribution records.

The current position is located in the Traffic & Parking Services Division of the Public Works Department.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

?Supervise, coordinate, and participate in warehouse operation activities which may include purchasing, receiving, unloading, storage, packaging and distribution of equipment, materials, and supplies to departmental employees.
?Facilitate development and manage implementation of guidelines, policies, standard operating procedures, and methods to support asset management best practices while ensuring compliance with City policies and procedures.
?Develop specifications.
?Determine quantities to order to ensure adequate inventory.
?Review bids and make decisions as to which vendor is accepted.
?Manage record keeping functions relating to warehouse activities and writes reports on request
?Supervise grounds and facilities maintenance and delivery work.
?Coordinate and support work planning by ensuring sources and timely procurement of parts and materials for maintenance of critical equipment and/or processes.
?Develop and sustain performance metrics for best practice warehouse activities.
?Responsible for implementation of warehouse-specific training programs.
?Plan warehouse space and utilization

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent

Three years of related experience

Must have and continue to maintain a valid Driver License

The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position.

All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so; and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

The examination/selection process for this position may consist of a rating of training and experience and/or an oral examination and/or a written examination (100%). Since the examination process may consist of a rating of training and experience, it is to your advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application form as is possible. Minimum passing score is 80.00. At each step of the selection process, the department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal with occasional warehouse or yard work.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis City Supervisors Association. For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement, please visit:

The names of the applicants who meet minimum qualifications and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire three (3) months after it has been established.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

?Specialized certifications or licenses may be required depending on job assignment.
?Good knowledge of supervisory techniques.
?Considerable knowledge of inventory, vendor relations, and procurement procedures (specialized purchasing and storage requirements depending on assignment).
?Considerable knowledge of financial and accounting procedures.
?Working knowledge of computers and software including financial.
?Considerable knowledge of logistics, warehouse operations, inventory management, and distribution center experience.
?Good written and verbal communication skills.
?Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations, work in team environment, and adapt to changing conditions.
?Ability to delegate work to others.

The City of Minneapolis offers the following benefits to full-time employees:
Health Care:
Eligibility for benefits and City-paid contributions towards the cost of medical, dental, and life insurance plans begins the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment. The City's medical plan is insured by Medica. There is one plan design with the choice of six (6) provider networks. The medical plan offers a wide range of covered services, including physician and hospital service and prescription drugs. Covered services are subject to an annual deductible of $2,000 individual or $4,000 family.

2018 Medical Premiums:
Premium contribution rates are designed to reward employees who take steps to manage their health. As a new employee, you will be automatically enrolled in the wellness rate for the remainder of 2018.

The City's medical plan includes employer contributions to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan (HRA) that is funded by a VEBA trust. The HRA/VEBA is designed to help off-set out-of-pocket costs for health care expenses not covered by insurance. For single coverage, the City contributes $90.00/month to your HRA/VEBA account. For family coverage, the City contributes $190.00/month to your HRA/VEBA account.
Flexible Spending Health and Dependent Care Accounts:
Flexible Spending Accounts allows eligible employees to save money, pre-tax, to pay for eligible health care and/or dependent care expenses.

Dental Care:
The City offers eligible employees and their dependents dental coverage through Delta Dental. The City pays the full cost of dental premiums. Employees pay an annual $50 deductible, and the plan pays up to $1,500 in dental care per calendar year for each covered person.

Life Insurance:

Eligible employees automatically receive basic life insurance equal to one times annual salary, to the max of $50,000. The City pays the full cost of this benefit. Employees may purchase additional dependent or optional life insurance.

Long-Term Disability Insurance:
The City provides long-term disability insurance for most full-time employees. This plan helps to replace income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury.

The Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement benefits for public employees. This automatic benefit is funded both by employee and employer contributions.Currently employees contribute 6.5% of pay and the employer contributes 7.5% of the employee's pay.

Full-time employees receive eleven (11) paid holidays per year. These holidays are:
-- New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day (aka Columbus Day), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Full-time employees are eligible to receive twelve (12) days of paid vacation during the first three (3) years of employment. Vacation leave balances can be carried over from year-to-year up to a maximum of 400 hours.

Sick Leave:
Most employees accrue one day of sick leave for each calendar month worked. Sick leave balances can be carried over from year to year. Employeesshould check their collective bargaining agreement or Civil Service Commission Rules to learn more about the sick leave benefits that would apply.

Deferred Compensation Plans:
The Minnesota State Deferred Compensation Plan allows eligible employees to accumulate additional retirement savings on a tax-favored basis through automatic payroll deductions.

1.) Metropass -- The Metropass program allows eligible employees to enroll in a pass for unlimited bus or light rail rides at a discounted price.
2.) Parking or Van Pool -- The City of Minneapolis Transportation Benefits Plan gives you options to pay certain commuting costs--such as qualified parking and van pool expenses--with pre-tax dollars.

Free and Discounted Services:
1.) Employee Assistance Program -- The City of Minneapolis' employee benefits package includes access to a confidential service that provides counseling services to help you or your family members deal with financial, legal, work-related, and relationship issues.
2.) Childcare Discount -- City employees are eligible for a 10 percent discount on child care at New Horizon Academy.
3.) Entertainment, Products and Services Discounts -- City of Minneapolis employees and retirees, as well as their immediate family members, are eligible for discounts on entertainment, theater tickets, and other products and services. Discounts are offered by Minnesota Employee Recreation & Services Council (MERSC).
4.) Health Club Discounts -- City of Minneapolis employees are eligible for special health club discounts at these health clubs: Life Time Fitness, Snap Fitness, CorePower Yoga, 501 Fit, Ivy Spa and Fitness Club, and the YMCA.

Credit Union:
As an employee of the City, you may establish a checking or savings account and apply for various loans through the Wings Financial Credit Union.

Describe your experience in warehousing, financial reporting, and inventory maintenance and tracking.

    Describe your experience in specification writing and the public procurement process.

      Describe your experience with traffic related infrastructure, commodities, and services (i.e. signing, striping, signals)

        Describe your experience with computer software as it relates to the position.

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