Careers at DSB
Want to join an agency that has consistently been a national leader amongst blind agencies in competitive employment? Join us in the advancement of our mission—“Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for People with Visual Disabilities”—and you’ll help lead the way.
Washington State offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and retirement. Employees enjoy extensive opportunities for professional and personal development.
Reporting to the CFO, this position is responsible for professional and technical advice to agency managerial staff through written and verbal communications channels and to provide technical support for the agency’s case management system. This position supports the agency mission through critical information management, reporting and training. The position serves as an expert professional practitioner who has extensive knowledge and expertise in management information systems. The position requires expert database and spreadsheet skills, sound professional judgment, and effective communications.
This position—located in Lacey, Washington—provides administrative and technical support to the agency programs and performs Information Technology related tasks supporting client services. This includes support for hardware and software products, network infrastructure equipment, IT help desk and telecommunications services. The position requires knowledge of agency software (Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.), in-house case management system (System 7), Help Desk System (Footprints) and the various state network services. Office support is also provided in the form of reception and mail duties, as well as administrative support for Business Services and the Assistant Director of Operations in the Seattle office.
The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind’s (DSB) goal is to open doors of opportunity to those who are blind and visually impaired to: pursue their dreams, determine their goals, develop their skills and abilities, and participate socially and economically in the community. Many of the services provided by DSB staff require travel and field work. Approximately 20% of the DSB workforce is blind and visually impaired. Staff who are blind and visually impaired may need and request services of Reader/Drivers to facilitate their job performance by performing visual reading and driving functions.
The Department of Services for the Blind is most interested in candidates who have the flexibility to be available daily for on-call part time work. This position may appeal to individuals who are retired and/or those who are available every day to work flexible hours.
This position is on-call; work is intermittent, sporadic and does not fit a particular work schedule or pattern. Responsibilities include: operating a state vehicle, transporting visually impaired and blind department staff to and from various work locations; reading and completing hand written documents; and some lifting and carrying of items for staff that utilize orientation and mobility aides such as a long cane or guide dog.