State of Washington Classified Job Specification
BOOKSTORE MANAGER ASSISTANT
Class Series Concept
Manage the operation of a campus bookstore.
Assist the Bookstore Manager in managing the daily operation of a large bookstore with net annual sales of at least $600,000.
First level class of series. Under general direction of a Bookstore Manager manage the operation of a campus Bookstore. This class is distinguished from the Bookstore Manager level by the lack of final responsibility for meeting profit margin objectives, inventory requirements and security requirements of a college bookstore. Act with authority in the absence of a Bookstore Manager; supervise bookstore personnel.
Maintain and implement bookstore policies and procedures in managing day-to-day operations such as ordering, receiving, storing, returning, issuing and accounting for supplies, materials, books and equipment in retail operations;
Assist Bookstore Manager in preparation of annual bookstore budget; analyze, predict and plan departmental budgets; review financial statements for bookstore departments and report to manager with recommendations regarding purchases, expenses, and management of inventory;
With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, train new employees, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action;
Interview vendor agents and review catalogues for new merchandise; confer with college faculty, direct ordering to meet anticipated needs; develop text book order requirement;
Confer with Bookstore Manager in planning and initiating sales promotions and merchandising; plan and coordinate displays, store arrangements and advertising with seasonal changes, special sales and new merchandise;
Ensure adequate security of facilities, stock and cash in department;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
High school diploma or GED certificate
Two years of experience in retail selling, merchandising, ordering, inventory control or equivalent. One year of full-time college level coursework with major study in retail merchandising, business, accounting or marketing may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Class Specification History
New class adopted July 20, 1987.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 3210), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007 effective July 10, 2007.