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People Making
A Difference!

State Government

for the Blind &
Visually Impaired

341 W. Washington
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0012



If you have questions,
please contact us at:

(208) 639-8389 or
(208) 639-8394 

(208) 639-8403

Non-Classified Opening

Program Staff - Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)

Non-Classified Classification

Comm for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Open for Recruitment: March 13, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # NONCLS034877
Salary Range: $13.25 per hour

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Program staff are team members in the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) under the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI).

SWEP is a seven week program for participants 16-21 years of age who are enrolled in formal education and are functioning at or near their grade level. Participants are from all areas throughout the state of Idaho. The program involves six weeks of paid work experience, one week of job skills training, recreational and social opportunities and practice in activities of daily living skills. Local Boise employers and the ICBVI work closely together to develop job placements that fit each student’s needs, experiences, and abilities. Housing is provided, for the participants, at the Boise State University Suites.

SWEP staff will be supervising the activities of daily living, recreation, job skills and dorm life for the participants. All shifts are available, including evenings, nights and weekends. These positions are temporary, and 9 weeks in duration, from June 5 to August 4, 2017, including one week of required training.

Benefits are not available with these temporary positions.

The successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation.


Program staff are involved 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Duties include supervision, instruction and guidance in several areas, including: 

  • Meal planning, purchasing and preparation 
  • Independent use of public transportation and community traveling 
  • Employment skills 
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Driving, or assisting with transportation to work or recreational activities  
  • Other activities as needed

Required Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication and social skills 
  • Ability to enforce program rules as needed 
  • Be at least 21 years of age  

Previous experience working in a summer program, working with adolescents, and CPR/First Aid certification are a plus.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume, with at least three (3) references, to:

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Attention: Larry Henrie
341 West Washington
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0012

You may also email your letter and resume to lhenrie@icbvi.idaho.gov or fax to (208) 639-8403, attention Larry. 

Announcement will remain open until all positions are filled, or June 1, 2017, whichever comes first.

If you need additional information, please contact:

Larry Henrie 
(208) 639-8389 


Greg Metsker  
(208) 639-8394

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.