Under general direction of the Chief Surplus Property Officer in the Department of Education (1) to have charge of an office and warehouse in an assigned district; to supervise a staff engaged in procurement, storage, and distribution of surplus property; to contact and advise educational, health, civil defense and other eligible organizations regarding their procurement and use of surplus property and food commodities; or (2) to act as executive assistant to the Chief Surplus Property Officer; and to do other related work.
Assists the Chief Surplus Property Officer in administering the program of food commodities and surplus property procurement and redistribution; supervises a staff of Surplus Property Officers in locating and procuring surplus property; supervises field representatives engaged in determining eligibility of institutions and organizations, and compliance with laws, rules, and regulations regarding proper utilization of food commodities and surplus property; directs the receipt, inventory, warehousing, and shipping of supplies, materials, and foods; is responsible for proper care and preservation of foods; determines fair value of surplus property as a basis for charges to educational and public health institutions and agencies; advises school or public health authorities or State and local civil defense officials on the availability of items and on the policies and procedures to be used in acquiring items; supervises the processing of applications for property; determines the material needs of educational institutions, health institutions and civil defense organizations by establishing standards for requests and criteria for needs; matches requests against available supplies; directs the allocation of surplus property to eligible institutions or agencies; maintains friendly relations with representatives of various Federal Government agencies dealing in surplus commodities and foods, and keeps abreast of current laws and regulations relative to the proper procedures in obtaining available foods, equipment and supplies; supervises the maintenance of property records, dictates correspondence, and prepares reports.
Property Officer in the State Department of Education. Or IIExperience: Four years of responsible administrative experience in a position involving broad knowledge of the supplies and equipment requirements of educational or public health institutions or civil defense organizations. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Needs of educational and public health institutions and civil defense organizations for supplies, equipment and food, and ability to appraise these needs as they relate to available surplus properties and commodities; various Federal agencies engaged in the disposal of surplus property and the law, rules, and regulations governing the disposal and distribution of surplus supplies, equipment, and food; public administration, personnel management, and supervision; methods of warehousing, inventory, repackaging and shipment of supplies, equipment, and food and the proper care and preservation of food supplies; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Maintain friendly and cooperative relations with persons contacted in the course of the work; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.
Willingness to travel.