The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services**, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind is seeking a flexible and energetic candidate for the position of Field Representative in the Business Enterprise Program. The successful candidate will work with our client managers and colleagues to maximize each operation. The selected candidate must have a strong working knowledge of current food trends and technology used in business and retail operations, possess superior time management and follow through skills, and ability to professionally represent the program. This is a full time (40 hours a week - Monday - Friday) position located in Windsor, CT and will require travel.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rebecca Martinez at Rebecca.Martinez@ct.gov or (860) 424-4869.
(**Formerly called the Department of Rehabilitation Services)
This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
If selected to interview, please bring the following at the tine of interview:
- Non State employee: Three (3) professional references from current or former Supervisors.
- State Employee: Two (2) most recent service ratings at the time of interview.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Board of Education and Services for the Blind this class is accountable for supervising clients in the operation of a small business or vending facility and for monitoring vending machine locations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, designs, develops and promotes business opportunities for legally blind individuals through such areas as retail, food service and vending machine locations within municipal, state and federal buildings; develops training programs and provides training for operators in implementation of new or changing opportunities; conducts on site visits to provide business management consultation to operators; plans, designs and coordinates renovation, construction and placement of facilities; writes job and equipment specifications, follows bid process and awards contracts; prepares budget reports and facility plans; provides and maintains necessary supplies and equipment; assures adherence to state and federal regulations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of small business operation including purchasing, bidding, contract preparation/review and bookkeeping; knowledge of principles and practices of retail sales; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; some knowledge of restaurant management including food preparation, portion control, menu planning and recordkeeping; some knowledge of and ability to apply counseling and training techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in retail sales and/or restaurant operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the operation of all aspects of a small business.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in business management or other relevant area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- Certified in a Connecticut approved food service sanitation program, such as ServSafe or equivalent.
- Knowledge of menu planning and pricing.
- Knowledge of Point of Sale system.
- Knowledge in Business Management.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to work an unscheduled work week as necessary.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.