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Stock Clerk (1509)

Stock Clerk

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: CN60
  • Class Code: 1509
  • Established: 1931
  • Revised: 07/11/1979
  • Title Changed: 02/03/1951


Under direction, to perform journeyperson work in the receiving, storing, issuing, and shipping of supplies; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Checks goods received against purchase invoices, dray tickets, bills of lading, purchase orders, or requisitions; fills requisitions and delivers supplies; wraps and packages goods for shipment; prepares bills of lading showing proper shipping instructions; takes physical inventories and keeps perpetual inventory records of the quantities of stock on hand; keeps shelves and goods clean and sees that stock is in its proper place and neatly arranged; notifies superiors when stock becomes low; prepares stock received reports; replenishes the stock on the shelves from a general store room as needed; segregates and stores goods; keeps records of goods received and shipped; occasionally reconditions damaged stock; prepares reports of work done.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Service Assistant (Warehouse and Stores).



One year of experience as a stock or shipping clerk.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods and practices used in receiving, storing, packing, and shipping supplies; usual forms, methods, and practices of the shipping department of a governmental or commercial organization; methods of taking inventories and maintaining inventory records.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; make rapid and accurate computations in connection with stockroom work; follow oral and written directions.

Special Personal Characteristics

Neatness and willingness to do heavy manual work.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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