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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4550 

Occ. Group: 121.924 

Stores Clerk

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under close supervision. Work performed in the receipt, issuance, or sale of items, books, materials and commodities, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Operates a cash register, cashes checks, and makes change as required.

Checks materials, books and supplies against invoices, bills, shipping papers, and purchase orders.

Opens and prices merchandise, stocks shelves and rearranges stock.

Takes inventory and keeps a list of items to be ordered or re-ordered.

Sells books and handles special orders.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of business English and arithmetic.

Knowledge of filing procedures.

Knowledge of elementary storekeeping methods and procedures.

Ability to make arithmetic computations and tabulations accurately.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to operate a cash register and make change.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students, the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Experience in routine clerical work, over-the-counter sales, or other work dealing with the public. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80        3     422012122

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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