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Stores Clerk - Commissary

Date Posted:  Jul 30, 2022
Requisition ID:  363866

Michigan City, IN, US, 46360


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity, and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

This position typically starts out at $14.55/hour with a max range of $24.81/hr


About the Job:

In this role as a Stores Clerk, you will be responsible for duties contributing to the efficient operation of the warehouse/commissary of the Indiana State Prison.  The work involves receiving, stocking, disbursing, and controlling goods and supplies.  You will also organize and assign work of lower level stores clerks assigned to the warehouse/commissary.  You will maintain security in the supervision of inmates assigned the warehouse/commissary during working hours.  You will report directly to the warehouse foreman and perform your duties with moderate supervision.

What We're Looking For:

  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.
  • Ability to successfully complete all required training and certifications.
  • Ability to adhere to the Department’s dress code and grooming requirements.
  • Working knowledge of requisitioning and disbursing procedure, consumption rates of stored items, and inventory control procedures.
  • Working knowledge of stock items, storage locations, and the proper methods of storing a variety of goods and supplies based upon efficient space utilization and a variety of state and federal regulations.
  • Working knowledge of large-scale inventory control methods and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of computerized inventory systems and/or data base software.
  • Practical knowledge of state regulations in handling and storing refrigerated commodities and perishables.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to distribute work and assign tasks to warehouse staff.
  • Ability to train staff in proper operation of all equipment and proper methods of storage.
  • Ability to operate forklift, hand truck, and other mechanical equipment in warehouse.
  • Ability to direct the work of offender workers assigned to the warehouse/commissary and to provide the appropriate security measures.
  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate inventory records and purchasing records.
  • Ability to work under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively in a teamwork environment, and in many instances, assume a leadership role.
  • Working knowledge of basic street slang and security threat groups.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to perform approved self-defense techniques.
  • Possess positive role model traits.
  • Ability to accept supervision and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to abide by the Department’s Standard of Conduct and all behavior expectations.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Nearest Major Market: Michigan City