Surplus Property Support Staff

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

The Division of Purchasing and General Services is seeking support staff for the Surplus Property program. If you are a customer oriented, self-motivated, multi-tasker this could be the job for you!


Principal Duties
As the Office Support for Surplus Property, you will:

Process surplus property intake and documents.
Research specifications and value of property to be sold/auctioned.
Assign sale prices to property.
Create and maintain files and records.
Answer telephone and assist callers.
Process daily incoming and outgoing mail.
Order office supplies.
Take photos of items to be auctioned.
Post and monitor online auctions.
Assist the public and others with information on merchandise.
Prepare final sale of items.
Prepare vehicles for test drives, which will include washing vehicles, removing snow, jump starting/charging/replacing batteries, and checking fluid levels and tire pressure.
Operate a forklift, pallet jack, or other warehouse equipment to retrieve sale items to be purchased or photographed. (Training will be provided on the use of a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment)

The Best Qualified Candidate
The best qualified candidate for this position will have at least 1 year of experience:

Providing customer service in an office environment.
Posting items for sale on an online auction site, such as EBay.
Utilizing office equipment.
Preparing and processing documents.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is a great position for someone who enjoys the opportunity to get out from behind a desk! You’ll spend plenty of time working in the office, but also get to explore the warehouse to prepare items for sale or auction. And you’ll get your hands a little dirty when working with the vehicles we sell. You’ll work with a variety of items from chairs, boats, dump trucks, motors, desks, helicopters and more! If you like an independent work environment with responsibility to make decisions with general guidance, you’ll enjoy our small, tight-knit team! We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

About the Surplus Property program
When state and other governmental agencies can no longer use state-owned property, the property is offered to the public for sale and/or auction. Surplus Property is responsible for the accounting and ethical disposal/sale of these items.

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Physical RequirementsTypically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there will be some walking; standing; bending; climbing; lifting/carrying; driving an automobile, etc.
The employee may be required to climb on top of large vehicles and equipment, up to 10 feet.
Lifting sale items and changing vehicle batteries require the ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

DHRM rules apply for promotions and transfers.

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