[vendtalk] FW: FW: Pat Maurer -- job announcement in Oregon

Kevan Worley kevanworley at blindmerchants.org
Mon Jun 6 16:52:16 UTC 2011

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From: Diane Bocci [mailto:Diane.Bocci at cfb.state.or.us]
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:24 PM
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Subject: Pat Maurer -- job announcement in Oregon

Please post the following announcement for a Business Enterprise Program
Specialist position at the Oregon Commission for the Blind.  The position is
located in Salem, Oregon. The announcement is also attached to this e-mail.

Oregon Commission for the Blind

Business Enterprise Program Specialist

For over 50 years, the Oregon Commission for the Blind has been an important
resource for visually impaired Oregonians, as well as their families,
friends, and employers. Our mission is to assist blind Oregonians in making
informed choices and decisions to achieve full inclusion and integration in
society through employment, independent living, and social self-
sufficiency.  Our nationally recognized programs and expert staff work with
the visually impaired to instill confidence and build skills in all aspects
of day-to-day life: from grocery shopping to reading to surfing the Web.  We
are headquartered in Portland, but have field offices and resources
available in Salem, Eugene, Lincoln City, Bend, Redmond, Medford, and

Business Enterprise Program

The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) offers legally blind Oregonians
opportunities to manage food service and vending facilities in government
buildings as well as in the private sector 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 Business Enterprise Program Specialist serves as the primary coordinator
for the BEP program, providing facilitation, communication, training,
support and new site development where needed.  The Specialist advises and
assists blind clients in managing food service facilities, with
employer/employee relations, inventory control, sales tactics and pricing
structures; trains, as needed, on menu planning, food preparation, equipment
care and business development; ensures that businesses are operated
according to State and Federal regulations; helps negotiate with building
managers and cafeteria site owners; procures equipment, materials and
supplies; and assists with installing, replacing or repairing equipment and
vending machines.

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or
Social Sciences, or a degree related to the agency program that demonstrates
the capacity for the knowledge and skills;


Any combination of experience or education equivalent to three years
technical-level experience that typically supports the knowledge and skill
requirements for business or public administration.


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

 To apply, follow the "Apply" link below to the Oregon Jobs Page and
complete the Oregon employment application online. All application materials
must be received by the closing date and time posted on the announcement.  A
resume (text or attachment) will not replace the work experience section of
the application.

This announcement has supplemental information required for submission.
The Oregon Commission for the Blind is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action employer, committed to a diverse workforce with equal opportunity

ob_classification.cfm?jobID=325787> or

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