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High School certificate or equivalent. Experience in retail operations and customer service.Good computer skills including Windows applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Skill in analyzing, problem solving and exercising good judgment in critical decision making.

Ability to interpret and apply AbilityOne, Federal, and State policies; and to establish/maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, and agency personnel. Abilities related to working in a retail environment to include customer service, merchandising, inventory control, Federal Base Supply Store customer requirements, Point of Sale system operation and acceptable sources for replenishment and work to increase sales at stores while reducing operating expenses.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written



Experience working in a military environment and working in a Federal Government environment


Salary: $36,200 - $50,200


Phone: 804-662-7003

Cert: Any Certification

Special Requirements:

This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1.Employment is contingent upon passing and maintaining a federal NAC background check .A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

Employees are contractors to the federal government filling a non-classified positions within the Virginia Industries for the Blind are offered a competitive benefits package that includes an annuity-based retirement plan, 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.

Federal law requires VIB to fill at least 75% of its direct labor roles with qualified candidates who are blind. If you are qualified and meet the definition of blindness below, please apply. Blindness is defined as “a central visual acuity that does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses or visual acuity if better than 20/200 is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees. ”If you are qualified and meet this medical requirement, you will receive preference for this job and compete against other qualified applicants who meet this definition. If no application from a qualified person who is blind is received, this job may be filled by a qualified person who is not blind. If selected for this job based on this preference, you will receive a conditional offer of employment until medical documentation is received validating your vision impairment.

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 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Are you requesting consideration through the Alternative Hiring Process and have you received an approved Certificate of Disability? If yes, please attach your Certificate of Disability to this application under the documents section using the optional document section. In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


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