Virginia State Government VIB Associate/Supply Store Associate-Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB) is a dynamic, ever-evolving $50+ million social enterprise that offers challenging careers including production, services, retail, sales, customer service, fiscal, procurement, technology, and quality control. VIB is ISO-certified and prides itself on satisfying its customers while saving them money and advancing its mission to create great jobs for Virginians who are blind (or sighted). DBVI employees embody the values of integrity, honesty and teamwork, ensuring respect for customers and supporting personal choice.

The Virginia Industries for the Blind is an enterprise division within DBVI. VIB is an accredited affiliate of the National Industries for the Blind and a manufacturer and distributor of products and services provided under the provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act and the Ability One Program. The incumbent will provide support at the Oceana AbilityOne BSC. Responsibilities include cash register operation, providing customer service and assistance with special orders; stocking shelves; other duties in support of the operation of the Oceana BSC. Additional responsibilities include Receiving merchandise, receive / scan items to correct barcode to Counterpoint PO and inform management of any discrepancies. Monitor receiver after completion for incorrect profit percent. Follow up on missing items with notes for management to cancel or reorder.

Minimum Qualifications

High School graduate or equivalent experience preferred. General warehousing and/or retail experience. Proficient with adaptive technology.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated receiving problem-solving skills. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand up to 8 hours. Operates standing and walking electric jacks. Ability to perform duties independently without direct supervision. Proficient computer skills.

Special Requirements

This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

Employees in non-classified positions within the Virginia Industries for the Blind are offered a competitive benefits package that includes an annuity-based retirement plan, universal leave and holiday pay that is paid by VIB, as well as jointly paid benefits such as health and life insurance. Employees additionally may enroll in other employee paid supplemental plans. VIB is an AbilityOne Program participating agency, affiliated with National Industries for the Blind. As such, VIB is legally required to fill at least 75% of its ‘direct labor’ positions with people who qualify as blind. An individual whose central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or whose visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees is considered blind. This position is a direct labor role. While all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, applicants who are blind will receive preference if they are otherwise qualified for the role. Upon a conditional offer of employment, those applicants identifying as blind will be required to submit a supporting medical report.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 757-491-1847 for assistance. Minorities, people with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

Contact Information


Diana Chappell





Virginia Industries for the Blind 8004 Franklin Farms Drive Henrico, VA 23229

Working Title: VIB Associate/Supply Store Associate-Oceana

Role Title: Non-Classified

Job Open Date: 05/02/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: negotiable from minimum ($27,602)

Agency: Dept for the Blind & Vision Impair (702)

Agency Website:

Location: Virginia Beach - 810

Position Number: IS149

Job Posting Number: 1037462

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: UG