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Logistical Support Specialist #499521 (Previous Applicants Do Not Need to Reapply)

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

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Logistical Support Specialist #499521 (Previous Applicants Do Not Need to Reapply)



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Associate VP Facilities Management

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

About This Role:

Working closely with the Inventory Coordinator, the Logistical Support Specialist will ensure material, supplies and equipment reach their destinations in a timely manner. Transport and distribute supplies, products and merchandise into and out of Shipping and Receiving and the Facilities Management warehouse. Provide sustainable shop-stock material levels for departmental trades, maintaining strict inventory levels and providing accountability for secured material. Follow warehouse protocols and instructions to ensure accountability of assets and material.

What You’ll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Receive, transport and distribute routine incoming/outgoing warehouse material/supplies/equipment
  • Safely load and unload materials and equipment using forklift, hand truck or other means available.
  • Run daily and/or weekly reports regarding inventory and orders in the required computer programs.
  • Receive and Post items in the required computer programs as shipments are received.
  • Order stock and non-stock Items/material in the required computer programs.
  • Sort inventory, allocate and organize storage locations according to established procedures
  • Track and manage inventory levels by completing regular cycle counts
  • Provide regular inventory reports to Warehouse Inventory Coordinator as required
  • Identify and report potential inventory shortages to maintain critical levels.
  • Prepare orders to be distributed to crafts. Pulls/stages all custodial inventory orders.
  • Resolve any discrepancies between paperwork and inventory received
  • Adhere to all safety standards and operating procedures of loading equipment
  • Fill in for the Inventory Coordinator when that person is away or out of the office.
  • Assist the Inventory Coordinator as needed and/or during any downtime.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all safety, housekeeping and warehouse standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned


At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess high school diploma
  • Inventory control experience
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications including MS Word and Excel. Experience working with and populating databases is preferred.
  • Experience in using warehouse equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, vehicles.

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to operate equipment such as forklift and 1-ton cargo truck.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with inventory, filled orders and record keeping
  • Possess a strong productive work ethic; routinely required to work independently for periods of time, often with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain synergy and foster excellent teamwork with Inventory Coordinator
  • Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Maintain detailed files and records.
  • Sense of urgency when assisting customers and meeting deadlines
  • Possess sound judgment, with the ability to follow detailed instructions

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift and move inventory up to 50 pounds
  • Able to bend and stretch, stand or sit for prolonged periods

Job Conditions: Performance of essential functions may occasionally require minimal exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, wetness, humidity, weather, temperature and noise extremes.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.


A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.


Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.


Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.


Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to


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