[Athen] [ATHEN] Instructional Materials Specialist - Accessible Technology Postion at Sacramento State

Repa, Melissa J. repam at saclink.csus.edu
Fri Jan 18 09:48:16 PST 2008

California State University, Sacramento is currently recruiting for the following position:
Instructional Materials Specialist - Accessible Technology
JOB#: 07/08-140; Information Technology Consultant, Career
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The position consults with and provides direct support to faculty in their efforts to develop, convert and maintain instructional materials in accessible formats, including materials to be delivered on campus or in an online environment. The position's primary focus is on the research, development, evaluation and implementation of accessible design in the production of instructional materials. The performance of the duties outlined below must be carried out within the mission of university and must at all times conform to the statement of the Shared Code of Conduct for the Division of Information Resources & Technology.

* Assist faculty with the creation of accessible documents and uploading instructional materials into the learning management system.
* Provide hands-on training to faculty and staff on techniques to create universally designed (accessible) instructional material.
* Assist faculty to plan, develop and implement online instructional material, including content, online tests and other instructional material.
* Communicate problems and solutions to colleagues and customers.
* Help faculty locate accessible versions of textbooks through various accessible media repositories.
* Create accessible syllabi and upload into the learning management system.
* Participate in the hiring of student assistants to help develop accessible instructional material.
* Personally retrofit and convert existing inaccessible instructional content.
* Log and track faculty and staff accessible instructional material support to aid in determining long term needs.
* Develop procedures and processes to ensure new instructional content is accessible.
* Research and recommend emerging applications, accessible tools and universal design strategies and advise on their implementation.
* Assist with the development and maintenance of web sites.
* Research, review, interpret and translate federal and state laws and technical standards related to accessibility into easy to understand language.
* Design and develop training materials and facilitate workshops specifically applications typically used to produce accessible documents.
* Develop, design and deliver a series of online accessibility tutorials on steps to create accessible content.
* Provide training for individuals, small groups and large participant workshops.
* Deliver assigned aspects of user consultation, materials development, training and documentation on time and as specified.
* Submit project status reports as specified.
* Maintain excellent working relationship with other departments and customers.
* Continuously acquire new technical skills and enhance professional growth and development through participation in self-development, conferences and professional training as approved.
* Serve as a resource on the Accessible Technology Initiative project.

Postal Address:
Staff Employment
Office of Human Resources
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6032
Phone: 916-278-7343
Online App. Form: http://www.csus.edu/hr/staff/ataf2.htm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. First review of applications begins February 4 and continues until position is filled.
RECRUITMENT RANGE: Based upon the availability of funds, the anticipated appointment range is $4,500.00 -$5,000.00 per month. Salary offers within this range are contingent upon the experience and qualifications of each individual applicant. (This does not apply to promotions of on-campus employees have a potential salary range of $4,314 to $8,831, per MOU.)
Eligible on-campus applicants in CSUEU Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in this recruitment.
This is a full-time probationary-track position which may become permanent upon successful completion of a probationary period.
BENEFITS/FLSA: This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university in a job related field, Master's degree in related field is desirable. Experience providing training and consultations in a higher education setting, preferably in instructional material development. Basic knowledge of adult learning and instructional design techniques and theories. Experience with Windows and Macintosh operating systems, course management systems, MS Word, PowerPoint, PDF and web development software. Familiarity with accessible formats is desirable. Experience in delivering presentations and conducting training and workshops. Basic knowledge or willingness to learn about accessible technology issues, applications, laws and compliance requirements, including Section 508 technical standards, is desirable and helpful in performing the above work assignments.

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Information Technology Consultants provide consultative support to students, staff, and faculty, to enhance the use and access of technology and information systems. The core functions for the Information Consultant are user consultation, site administration, and development. To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified course work in applicable fields of study. Three broad skill levels are defined for the information technology series: Foundation, Career, and Expert. The factors used to determine different skill levels include technical know-how, critical thinking skills, and interaction capabilities. A position is placed at a skill level based on the skill requirements of the position. An individual may be working at different skill levels in various work assignments or skill dimensions; however, the overall skill level determination is based on where the majority of the skill requirements fall in the skill level continuum. The career level is broad and includes intermediate through senior level positions. Incumbents at this level work relatively independently and possess the experience to be fully proficient in performing most or all of the work assignments defined for their position. Typically, incumbents have acquired the requisite skills and knowledge through a combination of education, training, and progressive work experience to be able to demonstrate competence in independently applying technical judgment to standard and nonstandard applications and systems, solving a wide range of problems and developing practicable and thorough solutions, and using effective communication and listening skills.

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