State of Montana Surplus Program Manager in Helena, Montana

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We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration. Our foundation of success is having effective working relationships, built on mutual trust and respect. We will challenge you to be the best you can be and will work hard to provide a work environment that allows you to succeed.

What is this career opportunity?

General Services is seeking a Manager for its Surplus Property & Recycling Program. This position will provide leadership, forward thinking, direction, planning, execution and project management to the program. This Manager supervises 5 dynamic positions that are responsible for receiving and reselling items including vehicles, heavy equipment and office furniture. The manager is responsible for public relations, overseeing accounting functions, and the development and implementation of various systems, such as point-of-sale, asset management and inventory. This position administers both state and federal surplus programs, ensuring that all state and federal rules and regulations are followed in the receiving and disposal of surplus property. A successful incumbent also forms positive working relationships with the public, state, local and federal agencies.

(You can learn more about the Department of Administration’s General Services Division here .)

What are we looking for?

/ Education and Experience: // /

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration and three years of applicable experience.

  • Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

(It would be a bonus if you have two or more years of supervisory experience!)

/ Competencies: /

/ Knowledge of: /

  • Accounting Principles;

  • The budgeting process;

  • State and local government structure and regulations;

(It would be great if you have any knowledge of State and federal laws related to surplus programs!)

/ It would be extra beneficial if you have knowledge in these areas, because this is what the staff does: /

  • Mechanical workings of heavy equipment and vehicles with gas or diesel engines, trailering, transporting and forklift usage;

  • Retail sales, merchandising and appraisal of used equipment and furniture.

/ Ability to: /

  • Provide effective leadership, vision, and direction to the Program;

  • Exercise judgment and discretion to establish and maintain strong working relationships utilizing strong collaboration, facilitation, and project management skills;

  • Effectively communicate with diverse levels of management and stakeholders;

  • Identify problems, emerging issues and trends, and establish strategies to address them;

  • Build consensus among a group of varying stakeholders;

  • Delegate projects as needed to ensure multiple priorities are met.

Does this sound like you?

Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume, cover letter, and three professional business references. /(Please Note: You do not need to complete the “application” portion. You only need to upload the requested resume and cover letter.)/

Other important information to be aware of.

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application.

What can you expect from us in return for your hard work?

  • Look here to see the additional benefits!

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Job: *Project/Program Management

Title: Surplus Program Manager

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 19140076