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STAFF SPECIALIST II EDUCATION

Recruitment #14-005297-001

Introduction

Division of Rehabilitation Services

Office of Blindness and Vision Services

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD  21218

Main Purpose of Job

To provide business training and support to licensed blind vendors to maximize their abilities and opportunities to operate vending facilities in the MD BEP in accordance with the Randolph-Sheppard Act, its regulations, Education Article, Section 21-301-303 and COMAR Regulations.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides ongoing support to assigned blind facility managers to assist them in improving their overall profits and operation by developing strategies and marketing concepts. Monitors and evaluates vending facilities operations including the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.  Performs operation reviews of assigned facilities; collect and evaluate data, conduct sanitation inspections in accordance with MD BEP policies, local health departments, state and federal regulations. Meets with property management to maintain good relations and to assure customer satisfaction with quality of service; help resolve problems or complaints regarding the operation of the vending facilities or program matters. Monitors facility equipment through physical inventory, arrange for repair, replacement and transfer of equipment at assigned facilities. Coordinates the timely transfer of existing vending facilities between licensed blind managers and provides oversight as needed to facilities where no vendor is assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s Degree is required; a Master’s Degree of 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours of course work in, Business  Administration, Management, Hospitality Management or closely related field is preferred.     

EXPERIENCE:  Two years of professional experience in a managerial or administrative capacity in retail, food service, vending or business management area.   

NOTE:

1. Additional experience as defined above directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Bachelor's degree at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education.   

2. Possession of a  Master’s Degree of may be substituted for one of year of required experience  in, Business Administration, Management, Hospitality Management, or closely related field in retail, food service or hospitality.

3.  The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Working knowledge of business administration practices and requirements of a small business enterprises; knowledge of the Randolph-Sheppard Act and its regulations, regulations governing the food service industry; skill in managing, organizing, and planning; ability to communicate effectively; possess good customer service skills; ability to analyze financial and budgetary information; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with property management officials, licensed vendors, and outside contractors; ability to exercise initiatives and use sound judgment in making decisions; ability to interpret and apply State, Federal, and local regulations.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #14-005297-001. The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD   21218.  To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org.  TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.  

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  This position has been designated as a Special Appointment.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity



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