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Surplus Property Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Plans, 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.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is 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 acquisition purposes.

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 them.
  • 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 income/expense reports.
  • Develops new policies and revises current policies or manuals for surplus property in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • 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 property.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skills in the preparation of accurate inventory records of surplus property.

Minimum Qualifications:

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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