[vendtalk] Fwd: Job Announcement Vending Program Director Oregon

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Tue Sep 22 03:19:52 UTC 2009

Post Code:  D717
Announcement Number:   LEBL0903
Classification Number:   Z7002
Open:   09/9/2009
Close:   09/30/2009
Location:  Portland
Availability:  Full Time

(PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE/MANAGER B (Business Enterprise Program Director))

$3,672 - $5,406 MONTHLY

To be considered for this vacancy you must apply 
to announcement number LEBL0903.


The mission of the Oregon Commission for the 
Blind is to promote the full integration of blind 
Oregonians into society through employment and 
independent living.  The Business Enterprise 
Program (BEP) offers legally blind Oregonians 
opportunities to manage food service and vending 
facilities in government buildings throughout 
Oregon.  BEP’s purpose is to create employment 
for blind persons who are referred to the program 
by the rehabilitation staff of the agency.  There 
are currently 25 facilities ranging from small dry-stands to large cafeterias.

The agency is seeking a Director of the 
BEP.    The chosen candidate will be responsible 
for the overall management, fiscal oversight and 
administration of the program.

This position is management service and is not 
represented by a union. This recruitment 
announcement will be used to establish a list of 
qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy.


The Business Enterprise Program Director oversees 
all programmatic, administrative, financial and 
federal reporting matters related to the program.  Specific duties include:

    * Provide support services for up to 25 
business enterprise units operated by blind managers.
    * Develop staff competence to complete 
program functions.  Conduct performance 
appraisals, disciplinary actions and signing off on leave requests.
    * Provide fiscal oversight of program and 
ensure all financial matters are handled appropriately.

    * Ensure appropriate training to qualified 
clients entering the vending programs, including 
interviewing and evaluation of potential managers.

    * Work with the Business Enterprise Consumer 
Committee (BECC) to ensure their active 
participation in major Administrative decisions 
and policy and program decisions affecting the 
overall administration       of the program.

    * Propose such rules and regulations as may 
be required for the operation of the BE Program.

    * License and assign managers to units as they become available.

    * Make surveys of buildings or properties to 
determine their suitability as locations for 
vending facilities to be operated by blind persons.

    * Complete necessary contractual arrangements 
for establishment and operations of vending 
facilities with appropriate property management companies.

    * Arrange for the design, installation of 
equipment, supplies, and initial stock for new or remodeled units.

    * Prepare reports as may be required on status of BE Program.

    * Ensure availability of in-service and 
upward mobility training opportunities for facility managers.

    * Document contacts with BEP managers, public 
representatives and private vendors utilizing the 
BEP’s caseload management system.

    * Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's or higher degree in Social Work/Human 
Services/Business Administration or related field


knowledge of the Randolph-Sheppard Act and 
Regulations; Oregon Revised Statutes regarding 
the BEP; and the BEP Rules and Regulations 
(Handbook).  Knowledge of small business 
operation with an emphasis on vending and food 
service and management. Also, have knowledge of 
blindness and be able to select, train and assist 
legally blind individuals in successful management of their units.


Bachelor's degree in a field not closely related 
AND one year of human services related experience 
working with business development initiatives for 
legally blind or other underrepresented individuals.


knowledge of the Randolph-Sheppard Act and 
Regulations; Oregon Revised Statutes regarding 
the BEP; and the BEP Rules and Regulations 
(Handbook).  Knowledge of small business 
operation with an emphasis on vending and food 
service and management. Also, have knowledge of 
blindness and be able to select, train and assist 
legally blind individuals in successful management of their units.


1) A completed Management Service Application 
Form (located at the end of this announcement)


2) A current resume.  Your resume must clearly 
indicate that you meet the qualifications listed above.


3) An Oregon Application form PD100 that can be 
obtained from the following website:


4) Answers to the following questions.  Please 
limit your answers to half a page each.

    * Describe your experience managing a federal 
or state program supporting business enterprise or blind individuals.

    * Describe your experience working with an 
advisory body, such as the Business Enterprise 
Consumer Committee or other such entities.  What 
is your philosophy or approach if your agency’s 
decisions are challenged by an advisory body?

    * Give two examples of instances you have 
resolved or been unable to resolve conflict in the workplace.

You may deliver, mail, email or FAX your completed application to:

E-mail your application 
to:  <mailto:recruitment.ocb at state.or.us>recruitment.ocb at state.or.us
Indicate announcement number LEBL0903 in the subject line.

Or mail your application to:
Oregon Commission for the Blind
535 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214


FAX your application to 971-673-1570

If you need assistance to participate in the 
application process, you are encouraged to call 
503-945-5698 (voice) or 503-945-6214 (TTY) 
between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday.

Keep a copy of your application materials for 
your job interviews. The Oregon Commission for 
the Blind does not provide copies. Although 
faxing your application is an option, the Oregon 
Commission for the Blind is not responsible for 
materials that are illegible or missing as a 
result of FAX transmission errors or loss in the 
mail or e-mail.  Due to the high volume of 
incoming applications, we are unable to verify 
receipt of applications.  The salary on all 
announcements may change without notice.

Notice of your application results will be sent 
to you by mail. Although agencies are not 
required to delay their selection process, you 
may request a review of your application results. 
This review request must be received in writing 
within 10 days from the date of the notice. 
Although, additional application information 
cannot be submitted for active applications, you 
may submit a new application when you feel you 
have new/updated qualification information.

If you are offered employment, the offer will be 
contingent upon the outcome of a criminal 
background and driving records check.  Any 
history of criminal activity will be reviewed and 
could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.


Requires occasional lifting for short periods.

Frequent statewide travel is required. Some 
out-of-state travel may be required.

You must have a valid driver's license and an 
acceptable driving record. If not, you must be 
able to provide an alternate method of transportation.


The Oregon Commission for the Blind offers an 
array of benefits including medical, dental, and 
life insurance, as well as paid holidays, 
vacation and sick leave.  For additional 
information, please refer to the following 
website for 

The Oregon Commission for the Blind is committed 
to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.

Oregon Commission for the Blind






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   (A)         Asian or Pacific 
Islander:  Persons having origins in any of the 
peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the 
Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific 
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Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa.
   (B)         African American (not of Hispanic 
origin):  Persons having origins in any of the black ethnic groups.
   (H)         Hispanic:  Persons having origins 
in any of the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, 
Central or South American or other Spanish cultures, regardless of ethnicity.
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Native:  Persons having origins in any of the 
original peoples of North America, and who 
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peoples of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East.
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Disabled:                  YES                         NO
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employer's obligation to provide reasonable 
accommodation under state and federal disability laws.)

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