New job Inventory Purchasing Specialist II in Washington

Inventory Purchasing Specialist II

Company : King County
Salary : $28.57 - $36.21 an hour
Location : Washington

Full Description


Finance and Administrative Services, a division of Public Health Seattle & King County, is recruiting for one, full time Inventory Purchasing Specialist II to work in our Public Health Warehouse and Distribution Center. This position provides critical organizational support to maintaining personal protective equipment and clinical supplies for our COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. This classification is distinguished from the other levels because incumbents work independently with minimal supervision and have a working knowledge of purchasing policies and inventory systems. Distinguishing duties include purchasing, stocking/receiving, creating orders and managing inventory.

This position will last for 9 months with a possibility of extension. This recruitment may be used to fill up to two positions.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:

As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international
community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.

Who May Apply: This full-time Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Location: Work is located in the Public Health Warehouse and Distribution Center located at 7272 W Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108. This position is needed on site without the possibility of telecommuting due to the nature of the work.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM. These hours are subject to change with advance notice.

Job Duties

  • Maintain computerized inventory records and information system.
  • Pick and pack orders, ensuring accuracy.
  • Pick up and deliver items as required. Load and unload as required.
  • Deliver inventory throughout King County in a utility van.
  • Input and research inventory and disbursement records, inventory adjustments and usage reports.
  • Review and reconcile various reports to supporting documents.
  • Perform basic warehousing and stocking functions using material handling equipment, load and unload items and acknowledge receipt of goods and services.
  • Assist with physical inventory and cycle counting.
  • Keep warehouse organized and clean.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • A valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • A valid forklift operator certification
  • Ability to push, pull or move items between 20-50 pounds, with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to walk to various locations in a large building and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software to complete assigned clerical tasks and accurate data entry.
  • High level of organization and time management.
  • Knowledge of basic warehousing equipment and supplies
  • Knowledge of inventory control and management systems
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Skill in operating forklift and other material handling equipment
  • Understand the importance of a safety culture in the workplace and work closely with leadership and co-tenants to ensure that all measures are taken to establish and maintain the safety culture.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment and with clinical supplies
  • Initiative in taking on new tasks and projects.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles-we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Supplemental Information:

The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to

Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.

Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.

Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.

Union affiliation: Local 117

Contact: For more information about the application process please contact Erika Yanak, Human Resource Analyst, at

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