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Business Enterprise Operator Training Program Administrator

Work Locations: 150 OOD Cmplx 150 East Campus View Boulevard  Columbus 43235-4604
Organization: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Compensation: $29.49
Unposting Date: Nov 26, 2023, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Job Skill: Program Management
Technical Skills: Program Management
Professional Skills: DEI, Developing Others

Agency Contact Name: Kaitlin Sturgill
Agency Contact Information:


Business Enterprise Operator Training Program Administrator (23000B6A) 

Job Duties


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Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.


Now accepting applications for

Business Enterprise Operator Training Program Administrator

(Program Administrator 2)



This position offers the flexibility of a hybrid schedule that combines working from home with regular in-office and/or community presence. 


In-person work requirements may change for training, meetings, and other operational needs. 


Employees must reside at a location that allows for reasonable response time to workplace reporting requirements.  Daytime travel within Ohio may be required.



Who We Are:

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. It is accomplished through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Division of Disability Determination (DDD). A fourth area is the Division of Employer and Innovation Services (EIS), which is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with employers.


What We Do:

OOD works with partners in businesses, education, and non-profit organizations to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities; helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities; and is the sole agency determining medical and vocational Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio. To learn more about OOD, click here.


Our Guiding Principles:

In striving for excellence in service, we will:

  • Listen first
  • Act with a sense of urgency
  • Honor diversity
  • Foster inclusiveness
  • Value collaboration
  • Inspire innovation
  • Be transparent
  • Be accountable
  • Celebrate success


What is a Business Enterprise Operator Training Program Administrator and what do they do?

We are hiring for Business Enterprise Operator Training Program Administrator who will manage the training program charged with licensing blind and visually impaired persons who would like to run their own vending/food service business.  The duties include recruitment of qualified individuals, hands-on training, identifying, and assessing training needs, creating on going educational opportunities and implementing various training delivery systems.   This role will monitor effectiveness and will work with stakeholders to determine future needs.   We are looking for someone that will work well with a variety of people, which include Business Enterprise Operators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, and our great team of business consultants and management to train and onboard new licensed operators.   This person will also work with the Business Enterprise Operator leadership in planning an annual statewide conference and ongoing trainings for promotional opportunities.  We are looking for someone who has a high desire to collaborate, comes to the table with fresh ideas while also being open to listen to others’ ideas.   To succeed in the role, the selected candidate must be highly organized, conduct instructor-led training activities, collaborate with teams, and set up and monitor coaching and mentoring systems.   This person will be traveling throughout the state on a regular basis, with very little overnight travel. The successful candidate must enjoy working with people and being part of a team. 

What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans. 

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave 
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Employee Development Funds

  • The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees.  The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement.  The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary.  Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mission Statement:

OOD is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and is actively engaged in continual DEIA improvement. OOD is amongst the top-ranked state agencies implementing DEIA planning and programming into businesses operations and services. 


OOD strives to hire, sustain, and promote a workforce that not only embraces this mission but is also reflective of the rich diversity of the Ohioans we serve. OOD is intentional in cultivating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment where all voices are heard, respected, and valued, as demonstrated by the way we treat all individuals.




4 years' training or 4 years' experience in business administration, management science, or public administration.

OR, Completion of undergraduate core program in business administration, management science, or public administration; AND 2 years' training or 2 years' experience in supervisory, administrative, &/or managerial position.

OR, Completion of undergraduate core program in academic field commensurate with program area to be assigned per approved position description on file; AND 2 years' training or 2 years' experience in supervisory, administrative, &/or managerial position.

OR, 1 year of experience as Program Administrator 1 (63122).

OR, Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Job Skills: Program Management


Knowledge of supervisory principles/techniques; business administration, management science or public administration; public relations; employee training & development; interviewing; public accounting. Ability to gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; deliver speeches before government officials & general public; write, letters, papers & reports; handle sensitive telephone & face-to-face inquiries & contacts with general public; interview job applicants to determine work best suited to them.


Application Requirements 
Please ensure your online application (e.g., work experience/education sections, contact information) is up-to-date and clearly indicates how you meet minimum qualifications for the position.  If you meet minimum qualifications due to an educational achievement (e.g., college courses/degree, relevant licensure), you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcript by the posting deadline.  This documentation can be submitted by attaching directly on the Additional Attachments section of the application (Step 7) or via email to  

Please do not type “see resume” as a substitution for completing sections of the application.  Assumptions will not be made.  Vague or unclear descriptions of job duties or education may result in removal from consideration.  Answers to the job-related questionnaire (Step 4) must be supported by the work experience/education sections of the application.

Internal applicants: information in your personnel file does NOT supplement the need to attach supporting documents by the posting deadline.

Applications that fail to document how they meet minimum qualifications will not be considered.

  • Selection Process:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position may receive an email invitation to participate in our selection process.  The selection process consists of a remote structured interview.  
  • Application Status:  Applicants can check their application status and all vacancy-related email correspondence on “My Jobpage.”  To access My Jobpage, navigate to the Careers.Ohio.Gov job search webpage and sign in; the link to My Jobpage is displayed under the TeamOhio logo.  
  • Technical Assistance:  Applicants who require technical assistance (e.g., issues logging in or other system-related issues) should contact
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.  If you require an accommodation based on a disability for any step of the selection process, please contact so proper arrangements can be made.  

 Background Check Information 

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check.  Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position.  An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.


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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer