Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$24.68 - $28.96/Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#117714 Department Assistant, Technology

Filing Deadline: Wed 10/5/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/25/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/03/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the direction of the Retail Manager (RM), Technology and Merchandise and in accordance with established guidelines, the Department Assistant will provide administrative support for the Technology Department. Make recommendations to procure products for resale. Assist with replenishment procedures, including purchase orders, receiving, merchandising and sales. Assist in managing inventory to ensure adequate stock levels to meet demands. Assess customer needs and ensure that customer expectations are met. Work with campus departments to coordinate merchandise purchasing for special events and programs. Process special order requests with campus departments, campus groups, faculty, staff and students. Assist with web page content and order fulfillment for the department.

  • Overtime during peak periods required.

  • Alternative work schedule including Holidays, weekends and evenings required.


  • Demonstrated understanding of retailing principles including inventory management skills, margin maintenance, and open to buy concepts.

  • Prior experience and knowledge of buying merchandise for a retail store with ability to make sound and effective buying decisions.

  • Prior retail store merchandising experience including space allocation, counter layout, fixture arrangement, and effective visual display of merchandise.

  • High quality customer service skills gained through experience in a highly customer service oriented retail environment.

  • Proven ability to gather information, analytical skills to analyze data and financial statements, and strong math skills with ability to calculate retail prices and discounts.

  • Proficiency in PC use and Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn and use inventory management applications. Knowledge of technology products.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of records management practice. Ability to design and implement an effective filing system that promotes quick retrieval, archiving and purging records.

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload effectively and work independently.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of people including vendors, faculty, staff and students. Superior interpersonal skills including tack and diplomacy.


  • DOJ/FBI background checks and clearances required prior to employment.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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