LESO Inventory Specialist

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Government , Manufacturing

Position Description / Responsibilities

Job Summary:

This position is assigned to the TN Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) within the Department of General Services. This office is responsible for transferring Department of Defense (DOD) excess personnel property to State and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for use in law enforcement activities. The program is highly visible and involves contacts statewide and compliance and administrative support at the Federal Government level. This position does require some travel in state to accommodate compliance reviews, as well as to program-related events that may be held at various locations nationwide.     

Primary Duties:

Serves as the specialist for distributing DOD reutilization program property: oversees the issuance of high dollar valued items and/or controlled property to include weapons, aircraft and watercraft, tactical and commercial vehicles; receive, verify, and approve LEA's application for participation in the 1033 Program.     

Serves as liaison between DOD, the TN State Coordinator and TN LEAs on all aspects of requests and transfers of DOD excess personal property; conduct policy review/audit and management control oversight functions to ensure compliance with applicable Federal program requirements; determine the best solution for property; determine validity of requested property by law enforcement agencies; communicate with LEAs to keep informed on program availability and approval the LESO authorized quantities     

Serves as POC for the State Coordinator: provide data/information to evaluate operations; act as the Customer Service Representative on behalf of the TN LESO Program; conduct and complete on-site compliance review inspections to ensure LEA's are in compliance with the TN State Plan of Operation; communicate with State and Local LEA's and other officials in provide training in order to meet DoD requirements and regulations; compile factual information, involving an inventory history     

Facilitates the process of distributing excess property of the DoD to TN LEAs: resolve problems and provide technical advice on the 1033 Program (transfer of DoD excess personal property) and the 1122 Program (purchase of new property using Federal Schedules for counterdrug/counter narcotic prevention); conducts studies to determine inventory trends and LEAs needs: communicate findings to management both orally and written in a clean, professional and effective manner     

Collaborates with the State Coordinator: develop the deadlines, projects, and work to be done such as compliance reviews or asset transfer requests to be reviewed; resolves conflicts as required; coordinates the work with others as necessary; keeps the State Coordinator informed of progress 

Position Requirements


Bachelor's degree AND one year of equivalent work experience with surplus property, inventory control, and/or property reutilization* and accountability experience     

Experience can substitute for the required degree.     

*Property Reutilization experience is ideal   


·        Knowledge (Understanding) of inventory control practices     

·        Ability to work with Local Law Enforcement and Federal DoD agencies in implementation of                    required inventory practices     

·        Research abilities     

·        Ability to establish and maintain relationships     

·        Analytical skills     

·        Problem solving skills     

·        Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g., Excel, Word)     

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.   

Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Office @ (615) 532-9050.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit resumes to ylonda.banister@tn.gov.

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