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ALTERNATIVE MEDIA/ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (Instructional Support Assistant II)- REPOSTED

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Recruitment Details

Position Details

Recruitment Number VA858
Posting Period

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/27/17. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No
Working Title ALTERNATIVE MEDIA/ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (Instructional Support Assistant II)- REPOSTED
Class Title INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT II
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) $2,755 - $4,562 per month (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range).
Department Accessibility Resource Center
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Non-Exempt
Status Regular: Permanent (after one-year probationary period)
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12 month
CBU/MOU R09 - CSUEU Technical & Support Services
Quick Link http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/4435

Work Schedule

Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year/10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year/4 days during the summer
Shift Day

Position Summary

Primary Duties

Working under general supervision the Alternate Media/Assistive Technology Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise and support for the coordination, acquisition, production and distribution of instructional materials in alternate formats, in furtherance of Accessibility Resource Center’s mission to provide equal access to higher education for students with disabilities. The Alternate Media/Assistive Technology Specialist oversees the production of alternate media (E-text, Kurzweil, PDF, large print, Braille, audio files, etc.) enabling users with a print-related disability access to instructional/university materials. Additional responsibilities include, operation, training and maintenance of Assistive technology hardware and software in the ATC Lab and other accessible workstation locations, keeping workstations current, including but not limited to patches, updates, and current versions of software, cataloging materials and information and maintaining database of inventory. This position also provides lead work direction to students as well as alternate media orientation and training to students, staff, and faculty.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
Must possess:

  • Knowledge of:
    • The procedures and practices relating to providing support services related to the discipline to which assigned.
    • The procedures and practices related to ordering, issue, and inventory related to the discipline to which assigned.
    • Standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones).
    • Standard office software packages such as MS Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook and graphics programs.
  • Quickly learn the names, uses and care of common types of materials, supplies and equipment used in the instructional program to which assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Fluent with standard computing applications, including productivity applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation packages; multi-media applications; graphics applications and network applications such as WWW tools, or be able to rapidly assimilate this knowledge.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with staff, faculty, and students at all levels and accomplish goals through collaboration.
  • Judgment to determine the type, amount, and cost effectiveness of a given product for the specific assignment.

REQUIRED ABILITIES:
Must have the ability to:

  • Learn quickly the names, uses and care of common types of materials, supplies, and equipment
    used in the instructional program to which assigned.
  • Use judgment related to the suitability or materials related to specific classes and skill in logistics related to meeting a variety of needs simultaneously.
  • Learn methods and techniques related to the discipline and judgment in determining the appropriateness of the material produced.
  • Operate equipment and perform enough simple repair to keep the equipment functioning or to identify malfunctions requiring technical repair.
  • Plan, organize, and follow a schedule of activities.
  • Learn to operate equipment and to make adjustments.
  • Maintain records and project needs.
  • Correct and perform simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job.
  • Perform duties as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience

Equivalent to one year of experience performing support services for an instructional program and involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing or storing materials, supplies, and equipment.
OR
Equivalent to one year of experience in ordering, purchasing, accounting or in office work related to technical materials, supplies, or equipment or in an office which provided similar services to a technical function or unit may be substituted for six months of the experience.
OR
Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline in the specialty area to which assigned.

Additional Requirements for this Position

N/A

Recruitment Preferences

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with late adolescents or adults with disabilities.
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Content Remediation Practices.
    • ADA, Section 508 and related policies/procedures.
    • Rules and regulations related to data confidentiality such as the California Information Practices Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), HIPPA.
  • Fluent written and verbal multi-lingual/bilingual.
Special Requirements
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position operating a personal computer for long periods of time while using the computer, scanner, or other equipment. Requires the ability to coordinate the movement of electronic equipment, such as desktop computers, monitors, scanners, CCTV’s, desks, etc., weighing up to 25 lbs. Ability to assemble hardware, adaptive equipment including accommodation tables is preferred. Must be able to travel across campus to other office buildings.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Position involves frequent interaction with students, faculty and staff in a general office environment. The position may require occasional overnight travel for conference functions. Travel is via private vehicle, rental car, shuttle or plane.

Benefits

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

Benefit Information

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community

Detailed information is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/pa/chico-facts.shtml. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – see http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainability/index.shtml.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date (posting open date) 09/13/2017
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe any “hands on” experience or training you have relevant to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe in detail your experience using assistive technology. What was the technology? What was the disability of the user? What was the specific functional limitation mitigated by the use of assistive technology?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What do you see your strengths being when working in a collaborative environment?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * On a 1-10 scale with 10 being expert, rate your knowledge of the following: * Kurzweil Software * JAWS * CCTV * Optical Character Recognition * Universal Design for Learning * Accessible PDF's * Assistive Technology Devices * Web Accessibility Standards * Captioning Software * Smart Pens

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Applicant Documents