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Inventory Specialist
Ref No.: 18-09671
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 3 Years
Start Date: 10/01/2018
Inventory Specialist

"Under supervision of a supervisory official, reviews and analyzes inventory systems, surveys document flow and control and provides recommendations on inventory systems and practices; does other related work.

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


Experience having responsibility for implementingan inventory control system, including processing, storing, shipping, receiving and documentation, in a public or private agency.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid inNew Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Knowledge of the techniques used in the storage and distribution of supplies and equipment.
Knowledge of inventory control methods and procedures.
Knowledge of recordkeeping procedures.
Ability to organize assigned work and develops effective work methods.
Ability to review and evaluate inventory systems.
Ability to verify inventory counts.
Ability to compile information and maintain records.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

Reviews department inventory practices and procedures and makes suggestions for improvements.
Reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of complex current operating inventory systems and makes recommendations concerning performance standards, need for more analysis of shelf inventory, and proper document control.
Verifies actual inventory of items against manual or electronic records.
Evaluates and advises a stock location of the need for any preparation required prior to the pending inventory count, which includes contracting specific locations, preparing records, and
coordinating inventory counts with data processing.
Maintains records of invoices, receipts, requisitions and other inventory documents.
Reviews receiving reports, withdrawal, transfer and other inventory documents for accuracy.
Compiles and records inventory information and prepare reports.
May prepare routine correspondence.
Reviews and analyzes errors; makes suggestions to reduce error rates.
Makes pre-inventory preparations.
May make recommendations on the amount and types of items to be kept in stock, based on an analysis of inventory records and seasonal needs.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the agency, office or related units.