Virginia State Government VIB Associate/Supply Store Associate-Ft. Eustis in Newport News, 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). Join. 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 Fort Eustis 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 Fort Eustis 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 required. General warehousing and/or retail experience. Proficient with adaptive technology. 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.

Preferred Qualifications


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 authorized distributor under the federal AbilityOne Program and an associated agency of the 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 legally 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 legally blind. This position is a direct labor role. While all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, applicants who are legally blind will receive preference if they are otherwise qualified for the role. Upon a conditional offer of employment, those applicants identifying as legally 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 757-865-4815 for assistance. Minorities, people with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

Contact Information


Todd Armstrong





Langley & Ft. Eustis VIB Office Supply Stores Langley IEE Virginia Industries for the Blind

Working Title: VIB Associate/Supply Store Associate-Ft. Eustis

Role Title: Non-Classified

Job Open Date: 02/27/2018

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 between $21,852 - $31,536

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

Agency Website:

Location: Newport News - 700

Position Number: IS183

Job Posting Number: 1030792

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