Recruitment #2404-7540DC-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City's residents. If you have a passion for being part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


Essential Functions

Data Entry of Materials       

  • Enter data into computer databases to produce requisitions, disbursements, or material receipts for all types of electrical, construction, traffic control, street, and sewer maintenance supplies.         
  • Check all documents for accuracy. 
  • Assist field and shop personnel in the proper completion of disbursements and assignment of proper commodity codes.         
  • Code all material and items.        
  • Monitor all stock/non-stock material levels. Inform proper personnel of reorder action.         
  • Verify accuracy of daily inventory transactions with material requisition and disbursement computer reports.  
  • Make adjustment entries according to corrected discrepancies.
  • Conduct physical inventory counts on a daily, yearly or periodic basis as established; report variances to supervisor for investigation and action. 

Disbursement of Materials         

  • Assist in unloading new material from trucks and transport material within stockrooms and storage yards or between storage areas and/or various fabrication shops.  
  • Ensure materials are secured properly.         
  • Pack materials for shipment and/or return to vendors. Load vehicles for returns and disbursement of materials.         
  • Perform general store housekeeping functions, keeping all bins/shelves well stocked and orderly.
  • Organize, adjust, maintain and clean shelving and other inventory areas.         
  • Operate vehicles and equipment such as forklift, hand tools, mobile crane, overhead crane and pallet jack. 

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions.         
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds of equipment/material alone.         
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to eight hours per day.         
  • Ability to operate equipment used in the inventory area including forklifts, skid steer, pallet jacks and hand carts.       

Minimum Requirements

  1. Eighteen years of age at the time of the application close date.
  2. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  3. Forklift certification within three months of appointment and throughout employment (training and testing will be provided by the City of Milwaukee).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Ability to learn and apply storekeeping, warehousing and inventory procedures.         
  • Ability to utilize standard computer software, including Microsoft Word and Excel.         
  • Ability to use office equipment, such as a multifunction copy machine and calculator.
  • Ability to learn new software, systems and equipment as they become available, including those related to inventory management and barcoding.         
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, forms, policies and procedures.         
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.         
  • Ability to distinguish between letters and numbers to accurately document and identify commodities.

Communication, Interpersonal and Customer Service         

  • Verbal communication skills to effectively communicate over the phone or in person.       
  • Written communication skills to write clear documents and correspondence.         
  • Customer service skills to effectively meet the needs of customers inside and outside the organization.         
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff and vendors.         
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with others whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.

Organizational and Critical Thinking        

  • Problem solving skills to find solutions to unique situations that occur (e.g., form not filled out correctly or missing information).         
  • Ability to multitask to meet the needs of internal and external customers.         
  • Attention to detail to ensure accurate receipt, storing and distribution of materials.        
  • Organizational skills to efficiently complete work tasks.         
  • Ability to complete forms accurately and completely. 
  • Problem solving skills.        
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines.         
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism and demonstrate dependability and flexibility.

Current Salary

The current annual salary (Pay Range 8BN) is $49,349 and the current annual resident incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $50,829 annually.

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leave 
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Applications can be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.