Surplus Property Manager Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
leads, organizes and controls staff and activities involved in
acquisition and disposal of surplus property for university.
Implement objectives, works under own initiative and independently
makes decisions affecting work unit.
a specialized classification and not part of a series. It is
distinguished from the Surplus Property Coordinator by the size and
scope of the operation. Incumbents in this classification have
managerial responsibility for a staff, acquire surplus property from
outside services and dispose of university property. Incumbents
typically report to a Director. Requires overnight travel for
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Acquires surplus property from university departments and
from various state and federal government sources; travels to
property sites to facilitate the acquisition of property.
- Monitors maintenance of computerized inventory system of
surplus acquisitions and of records pertaining to disposition of
property leaving the university.
- Interprets policies and procedures and advises and informs
departments or staff of policies and procedures pertaining to
- Examines and reviews documents for accuracy and adherence to
policies and regulations; authorizes expenditures, surplus
property documents and property disposals.
- Directs reassignment of property according to department
requests; regulates and determines disposition of surplus
property and conducts bid sales and/or auctions; reports such
transactions to appropriate agencies; ensures compliance with
rules and regulations regarding surplus property.
- Monitors financial status of department by reviewing
- Develops new policies and revises current policies or
manuals for surplus property in accordance with applicable rules
- Compiles data and writes periodic status or progress reports
of work unit activities for management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the rules and regulations of acquiring surplus
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skills in the preparation of accurate inventory records of
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field AND
four years of surplus property experience, which includes one year
supervisory experience; OR, Eight years of surplus property
experience, which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Any
equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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