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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY - ALTERNATE MEDIA SPECIALIST

Employer
Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY - ALTERNATE MEDIA SPECIALIST

R-01615
San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Accessibility Resource Center

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

FTE: 1.0

Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range:
Range: CL-40: $4,966 (Step A) or $5,251 (Step B)
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: December 2022

Job Description

SUMMARY:

Under the direction and leadership of an assigned supervisor, assists in the implementation of assistive technology throughout the campus; serves as a liaison between faculty, administration, campus computing facilities, and Accessibility Resource Center (ARC); and provides technical assistance and support to faculty and staff in regard to the use of alternate media and assistive computer technology to meet campus accessibility needs; increase accessibility for media, technology, and related programs surrounding materials and enhancing learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Install, configure, and maintain college-wide access technology.
  • Survey the current access technology needs of the campus and assist in developing a campus access technology plan. Participate in campus instructional and technology committees.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to faculty and staff in the design and redesign of educational and informational media to ensure that the California Community College Chancellor's Office access guidelines are met.
  • Serve as a resource to external agencies and campus entities concerning access technology. Participate on Alternate Media list serves.
  • Research and assist in evaluating new access software that may be suitable for implementation on campus.
  • Scan print media using Optical Character Recognition software and transcribe it to e-text for alternative forms of output (large print, braille, audio recording, etc.).
  • Produce alternate media in a variety of media formats that will enable students with disabilities access to the instructional material and services provided by the college, including but not limited to, the production of alternate print material such as e-text, large print, and braille. Develop, implement, evaluate and revise alternate media formats as necessary for ADA compliance.
  • Advise on the development and implementation of processes to meet institutional brailling and captioning needs, including methods for providing educational and informational materials in alternate formats.
  • Create and promote a positive and supportive college-wide instructional climate for students with disabilities who use assistive technology by providing assistance to faculty and staff in diagnosing and resolving problems associated with supported services.
  • Monitor activities (analysis, specification, testing, training and documentation) associated with system enhancements and new systems development efforts to ensure they are accessible to people that use access technology.
  • Develop and maintain a resource bank of access strategies for various types of disabilities and related instructional alternative media and adaptive technology (e.g., distance learning, Internet, tele-courses, and e-text), including an organizational system for tracking progress and availability of alternate media produced.
  • Conduct needs assessments and make recommendations concerning the computer needs of DSPS and other student services offices; serve as a technical resource to student services programs.
  • Maintain department website.
  • Install or assist in the installation of software.
  • Troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the area of alternate media.


SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Comply with state and program reporting requirements.
  • Provide District in-service training programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Web media access strategies for persons with disabilities.
  • Universal Design Principles in web and print media.
  • Distance education development and practices for persons with disabilities.
  • Methods, equipment, and materials used in the installation and maintenance of microcomputers, peripheral equipment and software.
  • Access strategies for various types of electronic information, including distance education, web pages, and general computer technology.
  • Technical aspects of the field of specialty.
  • Methods and materials used in computer interfacing.
  • Operation of computers and peripheral equipment.
  • Principles and practices of training and providing work direction.
  • Assistive hardware and software for people with disabilities.
  • Techniques for designing and modifying instructional and informational media to make them electronically accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Pertinent legislation and regulations relevant to information access for people with disabilities (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Title V regulations governing Disabled Students Program and Services, etc.)
  • Resources available for production of alternate media for people with disabilities.


ABILITY TO:
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot microcomputer systems and peripheral equipment.
  • Troubleshoot computer software and hardware problems relative to the production of alternate media.
  • Operate a variety of machines including computers and peripheral equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students, orally and in writing.
  • Maintain currency of qualifications for area of assignment.
  • Understand and implement guidelines for producing accessible electronic media.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Assist in identifying student concerns and problems and identify available alternatives for problem resolution.
  • Resolve problems in an efficient, effective and timely manner.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
  • Train and provide work direction to others.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Understand and implement guidelines for producing accessible electronic media.
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Accurately assess the state of the college in regard to access needs concerning the curriculum, distance education, and all types of electronic and non-electronic sources of information.
  • Train faculty and staff in the use of assistive technology and alternative media in educational environments.
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor's degree in computer science or information systems; and two years increasingly responsible experience in installing and maintaining standard and assistive hardware, software, and peripheral equipment; evidence of successful experience in training people to use microcomputer systems and software.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Lab or other indoor environment; subject to lifting, climbing, and possible exposure to electrical hazards.

* Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Additional Information

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GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing D-HR-Jobs@gcccd.edu.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.


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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.


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