Storekeeper/Acquisition II:Auto Part Spec

City of Portland, Oregon
May 17, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The Office of Management and Finance,CityFleet Division, has a Storekeeper/Acquisition Specialist II - Automotive Parts Specialist position available. The Storekeeper/Acquisition II -Automotive Parts Specialist position is responsible for performing activities related to supplies, services and materials management, shipping and receiving, inventory control, customer service, purchasing within delegated limits and preparatory accounting for vendor payment processing. This position is focused on automotive, truck, and off-road equipment part acquisition, storage and distribution.

This position will work within the CityFleet's Business Operations Group which is responsible for all acquisition and disposal activities for the 3,600 vehicles and equipment used by the City's primary bureaus, inventory management, and technical and administrative support. The position will be well-supported by leadership and peers who are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service in support of the City's Core Values.

Typical duties include:

  • Issuing automotive parts, tools, and equipment to automotive mechanics from stock supply in accordance with prescribed methods; assembles and fills orders by requisition; occasionally picks up and delivers materials, unloads, and arranges inventory and supplies on shelves, bins, or other receptacles.
  • Advising automotive mechanics regarding parts substitutions based upon specification compatibility, price and availability.
  • Ordering from parts suppliers including repair and replacement parts, and equipment that are not in stock, but are required immediately for a mechanical repair.
  • Checking quality and number of items received against packing slips, invoices, or waybills. Posts information to store records and perpetual inventories; produces summaries and other reports on materials; performs physical count of materials for inventory purposes.
  • Cleaning of storage areas and maintains work areas orderly and neat.
  • Performing related duties as assigned.

As a person, you are:

  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with teammates to ensure issues are solved in a timely manner with a focus on cost control.
  • Value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • Detail Oriented: Takes pride in ensuring accuracy and order within your position.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.

This position is represented by Laborers' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Portland City Laborers' collective bargaining agreement, view the agreement: at

City of Portland Core Values: Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here .

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package , including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, healthcare flexible and/or dependent care spending accounts, Carrot Fertility, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today .

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here. or more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here .

Work Location
This is an in-person (not remote) position. City Council approved a human resources administrative rule in January 2023 , HRAR - 4.045 , requiring employees, including those who are fully remote and hybrid, to perform work within Oregon or Washington. For more information click here .

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training, work experience and/or lived experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of a wide variety of light and heavy duty vehicle parts and supplies.
  2. Knowledge of automotive equipment and internal combustion engine operating principles and repair practices.
  3. Knowledge of methods, forms and terminology used in the receipt, storage, and issuance of automotive parts.
  4. Knowledge of computer assisted business/financial programs, business mathematics and safe working practices.
  5. Experience in receiving, issuing, handling, and inventorying materials.
  6. Ability to read and interpret parts catalogs.

Applicant must also:

  • A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at time of hire.
  • Physical strength to lift and carry weight up to 100 pounds, physical agility to stoop, reach and climb when stocking or pulling stores.
  • Applicants must able to earn a forklift operator certification within 90 days of hire.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions are weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested . Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Activity Schedule:

  • Job Posting closes: 5/29/23
  • Applications Reviewed: week of 6/5/23
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 6/5/23
  • 1st Round of Interviews: week of 6/12/23 or 6/19/23
  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): mid/late June
  • Job Offer: late June/early July

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.
Did you know? The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or starting in April 2023 you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month.
Contact Information:
Bureau of Human Resources
Karen Ehn, Senior Recruiter

An Equal Opportunity EmployerClosing Date/Time: 5/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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