The City of Newport News is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Logistics Manager within the Waterworks Department. Please visit our Employment Opportunities site at to review the official job description and apply. The deadline to apply is November 26, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST.
What would a typical day on the job be like — what work would I do?
Are you looking to utilize your strategic and coordination skills? Do you enjoy overseeing processes and managing inventory? Well, this may be the position for you! 
The Logistics Manager is responsible for the oversight and management of a large multi-functional warehouse to include inventory and procurement activities of the Waterworks Department.  You’ll also be responsible for managing the departmental vehicles and coordination of equipment.
Day to day, you would oversee the warehouse and procurement activities like ordering, receiving, issuing of materials and supplies, and organizing any surplus in the warehouse. You will be responsible for managing the automated inventory systems, conducting audits for accuracy, and establish stocking requirements.  With managing inventory, also comes the responsibility to manage the bid and proposal process for vendors and purchase contracts.  It is important that we utilizing the City’s dollars in the most efficient way possible when purchasing quality equipment, materials, and supplies for the department.
As a manager, you’ll be overseeing the supervision and administration of the Logistics branch. This would include daily tasks like budget prep, and the selection, training, and performance management of employees. You’ll also be assigning work and tasks to ensure operational goals and objectives are being met. This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to make an impact! Come join our team!
How much money can I make?
The salary range for this position is $52k-$921k.  Salary ranges are competitive based on education, qualifications, and experience. In addition to salary, the City offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet all of our employee’s needs!
What does career advancement look like in this position?
As the Logistics Manager, you will have exposure to different positions within the Waterworks department to enhance your knowledge and skill set.  This position has the opportunity for career growth, plus lateral movement within Waterworks and other departments! We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction!
What are the qualifications for this position?
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Procurement or a related field and 5-7 years of supply, stock, procurement or warehouse experience including 3-4 years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
An acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history check and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record will also be required. 
Why should I work for the City of Newport News?
The City of Newport News is an organization committed to excellence in public service with strong communication and teamwork.  As an established employer of choice in the Hampton Roads area, the City is also dedicated to maximizing employee potential.  Join the City Newport News and embrace the City’s values of “Commitment, Caring and Collaboration.”
Other stuff that’s good to know:
The City of Newport News offers a comprehensive benefits package to include a Virginia Retirement System defined benefit and defined contribution plan, medical, dental, vision, and a variety of wellness initiatives. We offer great training programs for new and current employees, competitive pay, and paid time off!  Come join a team that treats you like family and emphasizes open communication!