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

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Feb 21 21:07:52 PST 2012

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

California State University, Fresno is currently accepting applications for
their Assistive Technology Coordinator position. Below and attached is the
job announcement. May you please forward this to any potentially
interested/qualified individuals.


Job Announcement

Job Title: Assistive Technology Coordinator (ITC - Career)
Job ID: 11696

Department: Services for Students w/ Disabilities

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/ Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 0420 Information Technology Consultant -12
Job Grade: Career



$4,314.00 to $8,831.00 per month
(Anticipated hiring salary range: $4,314.00 to $4,600.00 per month)


This is a full-time, regular appointment working in the Services for
Students with Disabilities program.

The Services for Students with Disabilities program at Fresno State
endeavors to ensure a fair learning environment where students are able to
succeed based on their own efforts and initiative, unhampered in their
academic pursuits by disadvantages associated with their particular

Our staff members work with students, faculty, and other resources of the
university to coordinate accommodations for which students are entitled
under federal legislation. In doing so we affirm the worth of each
individual in the spirit of diversity, a natural part of our university.

In all our professional interactions we strive to provide clear, timely
information, and to be supportive of our students as they pursue their
education. We encourage self-advocacy for students and will assist faculty
in meeting the needs of all Fresno State students.

Position Summary

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 is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the SSD Assistive
Computer Lab and leading a staff of technicians. This position 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
incumbent collaborates with the Disability Management Specialist and student
to assess assistive technology needs including hardware, software and
special equipment for classroom use. This position also provides onsite
training and training materials for SSD students to ensure efficient and
maximum use of technical resources in the Lab.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- 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 recommendations.
- 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.
- Ability to lead, coordinate, and maintain the daily operation of an
Assistive Technology Lab.
- Strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and oral and
written skills along with
demonstrated team building skills.
- Ability to work respectfully and effectively with students with a variety
of disabilities and
assistive technology needs.
- Ability to conduct individual student assessments, evaluations and
recommendations for
assistive technology and compatible computer equipment to enhance student
- Ability to create and evaluate for accessibility; documents, PDF, web
pages, etc.

Education and Experience

-Bachelor's degree in assistive technology, computer science, information
educational technology, communications, or related fields with training
in the use and
application of assistive technology, both hardware and software, for
individuals with
- 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.
- Experience in the use of assistive technology and related hardware and
software including:
HARDWARE: Adaptive/ergonomic furniture, Braille embosser and related
software, speech
synthesizers, digital voice recording devices, CCTV, adaptive devices,
networked printers
and high speed scanners
SOFTWARE: Office 2007, FileMaker Pro, Kurzweil and other screen reader
Dragon Naturally Speaking, Math programs, JAWS, Zoomtext, etc.

Preferred Skills

- Technical skills for evaluating, purchasing, upgrading and maintenance of
softwar and/or
hardware resources for the lab and the SSD office
- 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 using PeopleSoft
- Understanding of networks, data communications, and multimedia systems
- Ability to research, review and/or write applicable assistive technology
training materials
and provide on-site training for SSD students to ensure efficient and
maximum use of
technical resources in the lab.

Filing Deadline

Applications received by March 5, 2012 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)
278-2032 <tel:%28559%29%20278-2032> .

How To Apply

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

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