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Mail Center Supervisor

Salary: $17.72-$21.63 hourly / $3,081-$3,762 monthly / Range: 5096

DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, organizes, supervises, and participates in the operations of the Mail Center, including: central mail and document insertion, messenger/delivery service, and surplus property functions supporting all County departments; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single-position, working supervisor class that reports to the Purchasing Manager. It is distinguished from the class of Mail Center Worker, Senior by its responsibility for supervision of staff and scheduling of mail and other services.


1. Schedules and prioritizes services such as: regular and special bulk mailings, pick-up of daily mail, delivery of reprographic materials, and disposal of surplus property; using a computer and specialized software, maintains inventory of surplus property such as furniture and medical equipment; calculates billing and mail requisitions; reviews and negotiates changes in machinery maintenance agreements; keeps written and computerized records related to mailing, parcel shipping, billing, and inventory.
2. Interviews, selects, and trains staff; assigns and schedules work; instructs staff in safe work practices and enforces their use; establishes standards, evaluates performance, and takes disciplinary action.
3. Operates postage metering and document insertion equipment; picks up, delivers, and/or processes interdepartmental and U.S. mail, parcels, and reprographic materials; picks up, stores, and redistributes surplus property, using equipment and vehicles such as dollies and a stake-bed truck; prepares disposal surplus property for trade or sale.


1. Two years of experience in storekeeping, shipping and receiving, or mail room operations, including lead or supervisory experience; or
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Mail Center Worker, Senior with Santa Barbara County; or
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: inventory control practices; principles and practices of supervision; safe work practices related to lifting, moving heavy objects, and driving.

Ability to: plan, organize, and prioritize work; learn and apply U.S. postal regulations; establish and maintain working relationships with departmental customers, representatives of other organizations, and vendors; operate a personal computer; learn and use computerized recordkeeping systems; operate and perform basic maintenance on light machinery and equipment; use a calculator; provide close supervision to others.

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record may be required.

Supplemental Information: Independent travel throughout the County may be required. The incumbent must lift, push, pull, carry, and otherwise move items (such as mail, office equipment, and cartons) weighing over 70 pounds.

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