Job TitleAlternate Media Technology Specialist - 1.0 FTE - CATEGORICALLY FUNDED – POSITION CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING AND BOARD APPROVAL - 12 Month
LocationYuba College - Marysville, CA.
CATEGORICALLY FUNDED – POSITION CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING AND BOARD APPROVAL
Yuba College is seeking an equity-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and innovative employee to serve as the Alternate Media Technology Specialist.
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Director DSPS, or designee, participate in surveying the assistive technology needs of the district and develop and maintain an Assistive Technology Plan. Provide support and training for faculty, staff and students in the use of assistive software and hardware and assist with the production of information in alternate formats. Install, provide ongoing support for, and maintain hardware/software/assistive technology in High Tech Center and throughout the district to include internet, computerized library resources and instructional computing resources as it pertains to assistive technology needs of the district.
Essential Duties Summary
• Provide assistance and training in the use of a variety of assistive technologies. (E)
• Serve as a liaison with DSPS Specialists regarding students’ use of High Tech Center; maintenance of High
• Tech Center including software installation, configuration, inventory and software updates. (E)
• Coordinate repairs and updates with District technology support staff. (E)
• Install, configure and maintain approved assistive technology equipment and software; such as, screen reading, voice recognition, magnification and Braille hardware and software. (E)
• Serve as a resource person relative to District assistive technology needs. (E)
• Monitor supplies and equipment and prepare purchase requisitions as necessary; maintain department inventory records, software update and licensing information and training materials. (E)
• Provide one-on-one and group training for faculty, staff, and students in the areas of assistive technology, alternate media, distance education and electronic information as directed. (E)
• Recruit, train and provide work direction to student assistants. (E)
• Advice on development, implementation and maintenance of a process to meet college alternate media needs. (E)
• Assist in the development and maintenance of a resource bank of assistive strategies for various disabilities and for the various instructional and information media used by faculty and staff. (E)
• Advise staff regarding accessible web page design, universal accessibility in technology and alternate media transcription. (E)
• Coordinate the production of information in alternative formats. (E)
• Perform related duties as needed.
• Standard application software
• Adaptive technology for persons with disabilities
• Media technology and problem solving
• Oral and written communication skills
• A diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy
• Browsers and navigating the internet
• Web page development and design
• General issues of web access for students with disabilities
• Operating systems and network operations
• Work without close supervision, confidentially and with discretion
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with faculty, staff and administration in conjunction with DSPS
• Perform a variety of planning, scheduling and reporting duties relating to DSPS service provision.
• Assist in identifying student concerns and problems, and suggest available alternatives for problem resolution. Operate a variety of computer equipment (scanners, multimedia projector, CCTV, Braille embosser)
• Keep current on knowledge of assistive technology guidelines/laws relating to individuals with disabilities, alternate media, distance education and electronic information.
• Work with faculty and staff and external agencies for questions related to alternate media, access to distance education and electronic information for individuals with disabilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to an Associate’s degree in computer science, electronics or computer support and two years of experience installing, updating and troubleshooting computer software and maintaining
• Indoor and outdoor work environment
• Carrying, pushing or pulling
• Operating a computer keyboard
• Driving a vehicle to conduct work
• Communicating information and making presentations
• Lifting up to 40 pounds
• Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally
• Walking or traveling
Range/StepRange 31 CSEA Salary Schedule. Initial placement will not be higher than the salary schedule, the top step for this position is $4582.18/mo.
Salary Range$3,725.16 - $4,106.99/MO.
BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependents for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $20,407 annually with a $310.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees + dependents for their monthly medical premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, one (1) life insurance policy and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) which is integrated with Social Security, 457/403b options, Vacation days – 7.33 hrs per month for the first year, 96 hours of vacation leave per years 1-5, 12 sick days and 20 holidays.
SALARY: Step 1: $44,701.95/YR. – $49283.90 Range 31, CSEA Salary Schedule; initial placement will not be higher than Step 3 of the salary schedule.
- This position is anticipated to be assigned to Yuba College but may be assigned temporarily or permanently within the District.
If you require reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, contact the Human Resources Office at (530) 741-6979.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Categorically funded positions are contingent upon funding. In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.
WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR: The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.
INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.
As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.
Internal vs. ExternalExternal
Review Start Date04/16/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE: An on-line Classified application and the Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (attach in Word document), 3 reference contacts are required. Each section of the on-line application must be completed. If sections are left out on the on-line application, your application will be automatically disqualified.