• City of Buena Park
  • 6650 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621, Buena Park, California
  • Oct 12, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Customer Service Purchasing and Warehouse Entry-Level
  • Salary: $4,172.13 USD
  • Salary Top: $5,274.53
  • Phone: (714) 562-3515
  • Apply By: Oct 31, 2021


Apply early! This recruitment will remain open until 100 qualified applications have been received or until Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

The City of Buena Park’s Purchasing Division is looking to fill the position of STOREKEEPER. 

This team of three, Purchasing Manager, Buyer, and Storekeeper provides for the centralized purchasing of materials, supplies, services, and equipment for our busy City Departments. The Storekeeper is an essential part of this customer focused team.  The ideal candidate has a background in warehousing, good customer service skills with various levels of customers, pays attention to detail, is a team player, gets along well with others, is flexible and willing to learn and grow in the department.  Forklift certification and experience in reprographics and operation of mailroom equipment is a plus!

Job Description


Under general supervision, orders, receives, stores, and maintains inventory items within the city’s centralized warehouse facilities; organizes, prepares, weighs, and distributes internal and external mail; makes copies; binds and cuts items; orders and replaced paper and meter supplies; and does related work as required. 


This position independently performs material control tasks related to ordering, receiving, inventory control, and storing of purchased items for use by city departments in addition to the maintenance and operation of reprographics and mailroom equipment. The Storekeeper is distinguished from the Buyer, who is responsible for ordering materials, products and equipment not related to warehouse stock or general office supplies, as well as the Purchasing Manager, who has the authority to purchase major equipment, materials, and products, and who supervises and manages the regular full-time staff of the Purchasing Division. 


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.

  1. Orders, receives and checks shipped materials and equipment to ensure proper condition and quantities; identifies damaged items.
  2. Compares purchase order and packing list to match quantities and types of items ordered and reports discrepancies; forwards receiving copy of purchase order.
  3. Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers; provides records management duties including maintaining and updating computer inventory records and places items in designated locations within storage areas.
  4. Operates forklift, pallet jack, and hand truck to pick up and move items with storage areas; drives city vehicle to and from U.S. Post Office, city facilities and other locations to pick up and deliver internal and external mail, ordered materials and equipment.
  5. Instructions various city employees regarding the proper procedures for ordering warehouse stock items.
  6. Pulls in-stock and purchased items, verifies accounting data, and delivers orders to requesting department.
  7. Operates and maintains reprographic machines and related print shop and mailing equipment; orders and replaces paper and metering supplies.
  8. Weighs and stamps external mail with appropriate postage; adds funds to mail meter.  
  9. Prints and makes copies of various items for all departments; maintains stock print/copy files; binds and cuts print stock items as needed; assists with special projects; stuffs mass mailers for requesting departments. 
  10. Checks stock inventory on a periodic and annual basis through floor counts for completeness and accuracy of inventory records.
  11. Expedites delivery of open orders and investigates problems associated with late shipments; deletes obsolete items from open inventory order list.
  12. Maintains records of surplus furniture and equipment; picks up items and prepares for disposition or auction; picks up used printer cartridges for recycling.
  13. Assists with the preparation of the Central Stores Catalog.
  14. Maintains material safety data lists, and stock records; completes periodic inventory control reports. 


Knowledge of: Stores administration, ordering, warehousing, receiving, and shipping methods and procedures; inventory control methods and procedures; operation of warehouse equipment; quality control procedures; record keeping practices; safety procedures; basic operation of reprographics and mail room equipment; mail routing and distribution procedures; postal rates and metering requirements; photocopying, binding, and cutting procedures; effective customer service techniques. 

Ability to: Operate a forklift, pallet jack, and hand jack; operate and maintain office/computer, reprographics and postal scale and meter equipment and use word processing, spreadsheet, and specialized software programs; organize, mark, and place materials in appropriate storage locations; count and reconcile inventory levels; prepare inventory records and reports; accurately organize, sort, and prepare inbound and outbound mail for delivery purposes; organize and complete copy and print shop orders; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, vendors, and others encountered during the course of work.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical Demands 

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is constantly required to sit, and frequently stand and walk within storage areas. The employee frequently bends, stoops, kneels, and squats and occasionally climbs steps and ladders to access storage areas. The employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee must use hands to grasp supplies and to finger, handle, feel or operate computer hardware and standard office equipment; and reach above and below shoulders. The employee occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, or carries supplies and materials weighing less than 100 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Mental Demands 

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; read and interpret data; analyze and solve problems; exercise sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines; use math and mathematical reasoning; establish priorities; interact appropriately with co-workers, management, city officials, vendors, and others contacted in the course of work. 


The employee has exposure to stored oils, paints, ammonia, and cleaning solutions. The employee occasionally works outdoors to receive, pick up and deliver orders. At these times, the employee is exposed to variable weather conditions, including heat, humidity, moisture, and equipment fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderately quiet, below 85 decibels. Occasional driving is required to pick up and deliver supplies.

Job Requirements

High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent is required. Two years of receiving, ordering, warehousing, and inventory control experience, which involves a variety of supplies and materials is required. Experience in the operation of reprographics equipment to include some experience in the operation of mailroom equipment is highly desirable.

Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Ability to attain certification as a Forklift Operator within one year of assignment to this job classification.

Special Instructions

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Additional Information

The week of November 15, 2021

Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application.

All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year unless exhausted sooner.

The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability.
The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment.

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6650 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621, Buena Park, California United States View Map