[Athen] FW: Advertising A.T. Specialist position

Sean Keegan skeegan at htctu.net
Wed Mar 14 16:31:04 PDT 2007

A job posting at Northern Arizona Univ. for those who are interested...

Take care,


Job Description For A.T. Specialist Position Opening at Northern Arizona
University Disability Resources.

* Provides individualized training and support in the use and
identification of assistive hardware and software to individuals with

* Identifies, reviews, and recommends assistive software and/or equipment
to serve as a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities;
answers questions, provides resources, resolves problems, and researches
adaptive computer technology options. Involves close working relationships
with DSS Specialists and ITS.

* Installs, configures, maintains and trouble-shoots assistive technology
products. Contacts assistive technology companies if technical support is

* Serves as department liaison to communicate with vendors to resolve
conflicts, pursue licensing and maintenance agreements, arrange for product
demonstrations and loans.

* Conducts assistive technology product demonstrations for university
educators, students. Departments, and other disability service providers.

* Communicates with university departments on campus regarding assistive
technology needs and to increase awareness about universal design concepts
for individuals with disabilities.

* Collaborates with ITS in the development of campus-wide accessible
technology plan, which includes web page and online course accessibility.

* Provides consultation to ITS, Media Services and Distributed Learning on
disabled access issues related to technology for distance learning or

* Maintains DSS website and online forms related to DSS programs and

* Responsible for the alternative format program.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Rehabilitation Engineering AND
one year experience selecting and implementing Assistive Technology stand
alone devices and network computer systems AND one year experience writing
ADA compliant web pages; OR
* Two years experience in Rehabilitation related field AND two years
experience selecting and implementing Assistive Technology stand alone
devices and network computer systems AND two years experience writing ADA
compliant web pages; OR
* Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

* CSUN certificate of completion
* RESNA Certification
* At least 15 hours of Assistive Technology coursework

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

* Considerable knowledge of stand-alone and network operating systems, and
a general familiarity with common software applications.
* In-depth knowledge of assistive computer hardware and software for
individuals with disabilities.
* Understanding of ADA and federal regulations governing computer
* Excellent written and oral communication skills and group presentation
* Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse

General Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position.
Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires
satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background
investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in
some cases) and fingerprinting.


$50,000 - $55,000 depending on experience.

FLSA Status



This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent
benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional
Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and
tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More
information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal
year with satisfactory performance. More information about the service
professional classification is available at
http://www.abor.asu.edu/1_the_regents/policymanual/chap6/6-301.pdf .

Application Deadline:

Open until further notice.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please go to the Human Resources website:
http://hr.nau.edu If you need assistance completing your application
there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person
in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus -
on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

Please attach along with your online application, a letter of interest,
resume, and a list of three professional references.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation
to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action
Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ

Jane Mulrooney, M.S.
Director, Disability Resources
Phone: (928) 523-8773
Fax: (928) 523-8747
PO Box 5633
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5633
Jane.Mulrooney at nau.edu

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