ACB Job Connection

Updated 11-2-2017

Welcome to the Job Connection of the American Council of the Blind. Nationwide job announcements received are listed here under a variety of categories. When available, a link is provided which will take you directly to an employer's web site.  Please note that ACB cannot always guarantee that a position will still be open at the time you contact the employer. We wish all job seekers the best of luck and hope this service will be of use.
 
Job announcements will remain posted up to 30 days.
 

Job Title: Assistive Technology Specialist

Job Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular - Permanent
 
Purpose of Position:
This position will support blind/visually impaired clients by evaluating their technology and assistive technology needs, analyzing their education and workplace environments, researching solutions to technical/accessibility problems, configuring and delivering customized personal computer systems and assistive technology, and orienting and training clients in the use of technology and assistive technology in order to help them obtain or maintain employment. For more information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1881946/assistive-technology-specialist-nmcfb-64313?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.
 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Associate’s degree and two (2) years of professional experience in assistive technology related to blindness or low vision. Experience in this job classification or related classification may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis. If you have indicated in your application that you have an education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to the application. Your application WILL NOT be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information.
 
Working Conditions:
Work is generally performed in an office setting, though work requires frequent visits to client homes, secondary and post-secondary schools, and employer locations; regular exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT), personal computers, printers, scanners, video magnifiers, and Braille displays/embossers; and requires extensive telephone usage. Duties require lifting of typical computer hardware, as well as walking, standing, sitting, bending, and crawling. Regularly works with individuals with secondary disabilities, some of which resulting in challenging behaviors. Occasionally exposed to service animals. Regular travel is required throughout central and northern New Mexico, including occasional overnight travel.
 
Bargaining Unit:
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.
 
Agency Contact Information:
Kelly Quintana, (505) 476-4456
 
Closing Date: November 6, 2017
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Job Location: Lafayette, LA
USAO Western District of Louisiana
Lafayette Division
Law Student Volunteer, Summer
800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2200
Lafayette, LA 70501
United States
18-WDLA-VSLIP-LAF
 
About the Office: 
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana, serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The U.S. Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal law, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties. Criminal Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) may prosecute cases that include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; and internet predators. The Civil Division attorneys handle civil cases that include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); bankruptcy; immigration; and Federal Tort Claims Act. Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff's counsel in areas, including Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
 
Job Description: 
Our interns conduct research, draft/write motions, responses and various pleadings. The interns may assist in debt collection, trial preparation, assemble exhibits, interview witnesses and provide trial support. To ensure that all interns finish the summer with a good writing sample, every intern will work under the guidance of an AUSA to prepare documents to be filed with the court. Interns will also be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of AUSAs. Our goal is to introduce our interns to the federal legal system, to develop their legal skills and, above all, to enjoy their summer.
 
Qualifications: 
First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Superior research and writing skills, an eye for detail, a desire to work as part of a small team of professionals, and a commitment to fairness and integrity is essential. Must be a U.S. citizen. Interns must be able to commit to 8 to 10 weeks in the summer. Requests for split summers will be considered. Law school graduates are not eligible for summer positions. Will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by this office.
 
Salary:
Volunteer (uncompensated). Course credit or work-study opportunities may be available depending on school requirements.
 
Travel: 
Minimum travel to other staffed and/or non-staffed offices.
 
Application Process: 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, current law school transcript, and legal writing sample via email to USALAW.HRO@usdoj.gov. The cover letter should be addressed to the Summer Legal Internship Coordinator. Please send all documents in .PDF format. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before and after the application deadline. To be considered for a summer internship, please submit your application materials no later than January 19, 2018. Under NALP guidelines, we can only accept 1L applications starting December 1.
 
Application Deadline:
Friday, January 19, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
3 positions in Lafayette.
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Summer 2018, Civil / Criminal Division

Job Location: Burlington, VT
USAO District of Vermont
Law Student Volunteer, Summer
11 Elmwood Ave
Burlington, VT 05402
United States
18-VT-01
 
About the Office: 
As the principal litigator for the United States of America in the District of Vermont, the United States Attorney prosecutes all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defends the United States when it is a party in a civil case. More information about the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vt.
 
Job Description: 
Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the local rules of practice for the Vermont United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.
 
Qualifications:
Law Student Status: Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to first-year (second semester), second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for law student volunteer positions. An eligible student is an individual who is enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree and is taking at least half-time academic course load in an accredited university. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills, and be in good academic standing at his/her university.
 
Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.)
 
Salary: 
Unpaid
 
Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no greater than 10 pages, and unofficial law school transcript in a single combined PDF attachment using the file format LastnameFirstname. Applications can be emailed to Benjamin.gerace@usdoj.gov.
 
Applications must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018. Applicants who submit early applications may be contacted regarding an interview before the application deadline. Applicants will only be contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for additional information or to schedule an interview, not to confirm receipt of your application. In-person interviews will be conducted at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Burlington, Vermont, or in special circumstances by video teleconference in consultation with another U.S. Attorney’s Office.
 
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.  Background check required.
 
Application Deadline:
Friday, January 19, 2018
 

Job Title: Sales Associate – Level I (Part-time)

Job Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Under close supervision, performs general retail sales support and customer service duties.
Requirements:
·      First preference will be given to legally blind and/or wounded warrior candidates
·      High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
·      Requires good people skills. 
·      Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
·      Proficiency using computer/Window applications or ability to use once training provided.
·      Six months Point-of-Sale and retail or customer service experience preferred. 
·      Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
If interested, you may apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 
Job Title: Sales Manager
Job Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Responsible for selling office supplies, furniture, and additional products to new customers throughout federal markets along with assigned BSC/E markets as well as annual sales and customer growth goals.
 
Requirements:
·      High school diploma or equivalent is required
·      4-5 years of previous sales experience in the federal marketplace and knowledge of office products and furniture.
·      Trained in professional selling techniques that are based on customer needs, analysis and the fulfillment of customer needs. 
·      Must be self-motivated.
·      Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
·      Knowledge of the AbilityOne Program is extremely helpful, as well as experience with military, federal government, and state use organizations. 
·      Strong computer skills are required to assist with presentations, sales planning, and online Internet training, and reporting through CRM.
·      Portraying a professional image is a must.
·      Reside in or near the federal marketplace area. 
·      Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
·      Must be able to stand in a trade show environment for several hours at a time
·      Travel up to 25%-50%
 
If interested, you may apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Sales Associate – Level I

Job Location: Sand Island, HI
Under close supervision, performs general retail sales support and customer service duties.
 
Requirements:
·      First preference will be given to legally blind and/or wounded warrior candidates
·      High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
·      Requires good people skills. 
·      Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
·      Proficiency using computer/Window applications or ability to use once training provided.
·      Six months point-of-sale and retail or customer service experience preferred. 
·      Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
 
If interested, you may apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Sales Associate – Level II

Job Location: Travis Air Force Base, CA
Under general supervision, performs retail sales support duties including customer service, inventory control, ordering, product identification, shipping/receiving, and clerical functions in support of daily operations.
 
Requirements:
·      First preference will be given to legally blind and/or wounded warrior candidates
·      Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent.
·      Basic knowledge of JWOD Program and Federal Supply Schedule.
·      Requires good people skills. 
·      Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). 
·      Proficiency using computer/Window applications.
·      Two years’ experience with Point-of-Sale system in a retail environment preferred.
·      Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
 
If interested, you may apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.