Warehouse Technician I

Arlington, Virginia
$36,192.00 - $55,286.40 Annually
Aug 23, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is seeking a motivated and experienced Warehouse Technician to perform technical and administrative duties to support the operation and maintenance of a warehouse in the Facilities Management Bureau (FMB). This position will also provide support to the Motor Pool, Bozman Government Center building security, and the Courthouse area employee parking program.

Specific duties include:
  • Supporting the Warehouse inventory and distribution processes using the Facilities Maintenance software (EAM) application;
  • Maintaining manual and automated inventory systems as materials are ordered, received and dispensed;
  • Researching availability of materials, parts and equipment; using supply manuals, catalogs, the Internet, existing vendor contracts and conducting telephone bids;
  • Tracking purchasing requests, initiating purchase approvals, and ordering materials using an automated financial system;
  • Conducting periodic inventories of warehouse storage items and ensuring the safe storage of materials;
  • Managing reports to monitor the budget and identify items that need replenishment or removal;
  • Responding to inquiries related to warehouse inventory levels, recommending parts/materials substitution, and ensuring order discrepancies are addressed;
  • Developing written materials for inclusion in the inventory system;
  • Delivering supplies/equipment to other county facilities;
  • Participating on our FMB snow removal team; and
  • Programming security access devices (FOBs).

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school diploma or GEDplustwo years of responsible technical or administrative experience related to warehouse operations, including buying, receiving, storing and issuing supplies/tools, materials, parts and equipment, and maintaining the associated records systems.

Substitution: College coursework from an accredited college or university can be substituted for the experience requirement on the following basis:

Two (2) years = six (6) months of experience;
Four (4) years = one (1) year of experience.

Additional experience may be substituted for up to two (2) years of high school on a year for year basis.

Education may not substitute for more than one year of experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas
  • Using Inventory Management System/Facility Maintenance System
  • Utilizing computer software such as the Kastle Key System;
  • Using an automated financial system; and
  • Experience operating a pallet jack.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

The employee will use a pallet jack to move heavy items and will be expected to drive a county vehicle to pick up parts and deliver supplies.

Must be available on a regular basis for call-back in emergency situations. Employee is expected to cover shifts for team members that are out of work due to illness, vacations, training, etc.

Additional Information

The work hours will be 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, including some evenings, weekends and emergency situations.

Work is performed with extended periods of standing, walking, reaching, bending, and lifting light to heavy objects and equipment weighing 50 lbs or more on a regular basis.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School or equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Other
  • None


How much experience do you have related to warehouse operations: buying, receiving, storing and issuing supplies/tools, materials, parts and equipment and maintaining the associated records systems?
  • none
  • 1 year or less
  • 1 to 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 3 to 4 years
  • 4 years or more


Please check all that describe your experience. You must reflect this experience in your application to receive full credit.
  • Using Inventory Management/ Facility Maintenance Systems.
  • Using an automated financial system.
  • Using computer software such as the Kastle Key System.
  • Experience operating a pallet jack.
  • Warehouse operations: buying, receiving, storing and issuing supplies/tools, materials, parts and equipment, and maintaining the associated records systems.
  • None


Please provide details of the software systems you are proficient in using? include the name of the system (s) and how you used the system (s). If not applicable, put N/A


Please describe your technical or administrative experience related to warehouse operations: buying, receiving, storing and issuing supplies/tools, materials, parts and equipment, and maintaining the associated records systems?

Required Question

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