[Athen] FW: Job Opening - Assistive Technology Coordinator, California State University, Fresno

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Mon Aug 29 23:13:37 PDT 2011

Subject: Job Opening - Assistive Technology Coordinator, California State
University, Fresno

Please forward the job announcement below to any potentially interested



Job Title: Assistive Technology Coordinator

Job ID: 11696

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 0420

Information Technology Consultant -12

Job Grade: Career

Department: Services for Students w/ Disabilities


$4,314.00 to $8,831.00 per month

(Anticipated hiring salary range: $4,314.00 to $4,600.00 per month)


Under the general direction of the Director of Services for Students with
Disabilities (SSD), the Assistive Technology Coordinator is responsible for
providing SSD students with consultative support and services in the use of
assistive technology in the SSD Assistive Computer/Equipment Lab. The
incumbent collaborates with the Disability Management Specialist and student
to assess assistive technology needs, both hardware, software and special
equipment for classroom use. The position provides on-site training and
training materials for SSD students to ensure efficient and maximum use of
technical resources in the Lab.

Position Summary:

The incumbent conducts assistive technology installation, training,
maintenance, and technical support for a variety of disabilities in SSD's
Assistive Technology Lab. Performs a variety of technical tasks related to
adaptive computing needs on a variety of hard/software platforms. Evaluates
and procures new adaptive technologies to ensure information and computing
systems remain accessible to persons with disabilities in a dynamic and
evolving technology environment. The position is also responsible for
upgrading and maintenance of software and/or hardware resources for the Lab
and the SSD office and maintains an accurate inventory of all technical
resources. The incumbent maintains current knowledge of new technological
developments in assistive technology. The incumbent consults with other
campus personnel regarding the installation and use of assistive technology
and provides information regarding appropriate assistive technology to
purchase. This position is also responsible for assisting the Director with
SSD major office equipment purchases.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Knowledge of assistive technology and appropriate hardware and software

- Working knowledge of, and ability to apply standard theories, principles,
practices, and techniques applicable to Assistive Technology, Accessibility
and Universal Design concepts to develop conclusions and make appropriate

- Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and legal requirements (such
as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508, CSU Executive Order 926
and the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative) applicable to working with and
accommodating students with disabilities.

- Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present
information and ideas in written or presentation form.

- Basic understanding of networks, data communication and multimedia systems

- Familiarity with effective training methods for students with disabilities

- Knowledge and ability to provide information regarding the purchase and
use of assistive technology, software and hardware to other campus personnel

Ability to:

- work respectfully and effectively with students with a variety of
disabilities and assistive technology needs

- work collaboratively and effectively with other SSD staff and with
personnel in other university offices

- take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform
work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.

- create and evaluate for accessibility: documents, PDF, web pages, other.

- conduct individual student assessments, evaluations and recommendations
for AT and compatible computer equipment to enhance student success.

- anticipate problems and address them proactively.

- train others to develop new skills and procedures using assistive
technology applications and Universal Design concepts.

- provide work direction and evaluate Lab Assistants (student assistants).

- operate and maintain an Assistive Technology Lab.

Experience with Assistive Technology Hardware/ Software including:


- Adaptive equipment

- Alternate media tools forBraille

- Portable electronic text players

- Digital voice recording devices

- Closed circuit magnification systems (Optelec,Merlin CCTV)

- Networked printers


- Microsoft Office

- FileMaker Pro

- Internet Explorer (or similar)

- Adobe Acrobat

- Kurzweil

- Dragon Naturally Speaking

- Math Type (or similar)


- Zoomtext

Education and Experience:

- Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, educational
technology, communications, or related fields with training in the use and
application of assistive technology, both hardware and software, for
individuals with disabilities.

- Two years of Assistive Technology (AT) experience: Understanding and
expertise in the use of assistive technology. Certification in Assistive
Technology may replace one year of direct experience.

Preferred Skills:

- Experience in direct- client assessment and work plan development.

- Significant experience with use of database applications

- Experience with use of Web authoring and editing applications

- Knowledge of the campus accessibility standards for creating accessible
Web sites and procuring accessible equipment

- Experience with:

People Soft


Natural Reader

Text Aloud

Read and Write

Dolphin Easy Reader

Easy Converter


Adobe Connect8

Filing Deadline:

Applications received by September 1, 2011 will be reviewed for minimum
qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or
search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be
forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:

An online application, a resume, and three professional references,
including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses
your qualifications for the position is strongly recommended. Full
consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all
application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided
upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing
so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a
reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case
basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and
engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring
reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559)

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online
employment site at: http://jobs.fresnostate.edu.

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of
individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

Background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the
job requirements of a position. These could include, but are not limited
to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and degree
and license verifications. An offer of employment may or may not be
extended based upon the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes
statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that
occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or
controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately
adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes
institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime
prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can
obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or
by accessing the following web site:

Other Applicant Information:

A current listing of available staff and management employment opportunities
may be accessed through Fresno State JOBS at (559) 278-2360 or online at

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application
materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will
receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions
represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with
qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may
be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by
obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and
implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with
applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and
regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive
Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race,
color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender
identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy,
mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered
veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about
proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an
investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both
executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to
equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various
collective bargaining agreements.

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