Sep 03, 2019


$38,187 - $53,957 yearly
  • City of Sacramento
  • 5730 24th St, Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Government Purchasing-Procurement Warehouse

Job Description

The City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities is seeking to fill the position of Storekeeper.  This position maintains and operates an independent departmental storeroom or warehouse stocking specialized materials, supplies, and parts. Receives and issues supplies, materials, tools, parts, and other items; procures items as needed to maintain inventory; coordinates or assists with emergency purchases as needed; tracks and monitors inventory location and quality; and maintains appropriate records.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:                     

  • Review the ordering, receiving, sorting, issuing, and delivering of a diversified inventory of materials, supplies, tools, parts and other items to ensure adherence to applicable codes and regulations.
  • Inspect shipments for compliance with specifications, quantities, cost, conditions, or other details.
  • May prepare reports when discrepancies are found and make certain items are correctly packaged and returned.
  • May assist in training new personnel. 
  • Maintain adherence to established procedures related to storekeeping activities. 
  • Enter and retrieve information from computerized records systems in the preparation, monitoring, tracking, and maintenance of stores records.
  • May coordinate and conduct periodic cycle and blind inventory counts, verify and correct data when applicable; and, prepare necessary reports for reporting inventory results.
  • May assist in the preparation of RFQ's and RFP's for bid advertising. 
  • Review invoices and blanket purchase orders from established vendors as needed to maintain inventory and follow-up on overdue shipments.
  • Identify and contact vendors for best price when emergency purchases are necessary.
  • Coordinate storekeeping activities with other City departments, divisions and contractors.
  • Respond to requests and inventory questions from department staff. 
  • Schedule and dispatch tools and equipment for daily use, including cranes, dump trucks, other heavy equipment and rental equipment as needed.
  • Coordinate the return and inspection of tools and equipment, and arrange for repairs if needed.
  • Ensure that storerooms and/or tool rooms are maintained in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Operate a forklift, crane and other storeroom equipment.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.


Knowledge of:

  • Storekeeping and inventory control methods and procedures.
  • Category, grade, and classification of a variety of supplies and materials.
  • The identification and use of the items utilized by the hiring department.
  • Safety requirements and methods associated with storekeeping facilities.
  • California vehicle codes as they apply to the transporting of materials, hazardous materials and equipment.
  • The purchasing cycle as it typically applies within a public agency.
  • Safe and efficient methods for handling heavy objects.
  • Standard arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; standard units of weights and measures.
  • The basic operation of computers, including standard word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Basic principles and practices of customer service.
  • Rigging standards and principles of safe and efficient methods for handling heavy objects.
  • Principles of leadership and training.                  

Skill in:

  • Categorizing supplies, materials and tools.
  • Problem solving as it relates to ordering and warehousing materials, supplies and tools.
  • Entering data into computer.
  • Packaging materials and supplies for delivery.
  • Lifting and moving materials and supplies.
  • Developing inventory of materials and supplies.
  • Weighing or counting items for distribution.
  • Composing written correspondence.
  • Managing multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Customer service, including dealing with conflict resolution for unsatisfied customers.
  • Problem solving.
  • Rigging for the handling of heavy objects.                    

Ability to:

  • Prepare and maintain storekeeping and inventory-related records and reports.
  • Perform routine maintenance on a variety of standard tools and equipment.
  • Identify and locate materials, supplies, and equipment using technical specifications.
  • Communicate at a level necessary for efficient performance.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Compile and maintain data in manual and/or computerized systems; use standard word processing and spreadsheet software; prepare forms, reports and other documents.
  • Enter data at a speed not less than 30 net words per minute. 
  • Analyze supply and inventory problems; and, develop sound conclusions and recommendations.
  • Correctly use standard principles of weights, measurement, and arithmetic.
  • Teach others the fundamentals of receiving, stocking, counting inventory and maintaining a storeroom or warehouse.
  • Perform heavy manual work in lifting and moving stock.
  • Operate cranes, forklifts, and other storeroom equipment.     



Two years of experience performing storekeeping and inventory work. Experience with public agency procurement is desirable.



High school diploma or its equivalent.   


Special Requirements:  

Ability to enter data at a speed not less than 30 net words per minute.


Ability to attain a state issued Forklift Certification by the end of probationary period. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, or to apply for this position, please visit the City of Sacramento website   For questions concerning this job announcement:

  • Send an email to;
  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or
  • Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.  

Reference Job # 016087-19-DOU-BSD

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