[Athen] UC Berkeley Job Posting

Martha Velasquez mvelasquez at berkeley.edu
Mon Jan 25 16:36:11 PST 2016

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Job #: 21086

*Job Posting Detail*

Posting Title: *Alternative Media Production Assistant (4723C) #21086*
Requisition: 21086
Department: Disabled Students Program
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley

*About Berkeley*

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic
teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a
perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and
social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s
culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic,
political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty
and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a
high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty
and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at
Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of
the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
*The First Review Date for this job is: 2/4/2016*

*Departmental Overview*

The Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) is recognized for its commitment to
ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to
educational opportunities at UC Berkeley and help students to achieve
academic and personal success through its programs. DSP offers a wide range
of services for students with disabilities. These services are individually
designed, and based on the specific needs of each student.

The responsibilities of this position involve the provision of alternative
media to students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal
law that assures students access to their academic coursework. DSP handles
more than 3,500 alternative media projects during the academic year,
serving more than 80 students. The purpose of this position is to convert
standard print material into an alternative format (electronic or audio)
that is accessible for the student. Following departmental standards, the
incumbent analyzes and edits instructional materials as necessary, and uses
highly specialized software for the conversion of materials into accessible

*Key responsibilities include:*
• Prepares materials for electronic conversion (i.e., disassemble and
organize textbooks in preparation for scanning).
• Obtains a ‘clean’ copy of source material for assigned article/book from
the Library and/or online when legibility of the copy provided by the
student or course instructor is poor (e.g. faded, marked up, etc.) Re-types
text if clean source material is not available.
• Converts course materials into an electronic text or audio format.
• Reviews and proofreads course material to ensure accuracy and
effectiveness of converted text.
• Analyzes instructional materials and makes appropriate adjustments to the
scanning software and hardware settings and resolution.
• Imports scanned files into the appropriate software application based on
a student’s individualized disability needs.
• Manipulates scanned files using appropriate Optical Character Recognition
(OCR) tools.
• Imports diagrams, charts and graphics into Photoshop or MS Word and
creates or manipulate accurate graphical representations that can be
converted into Tactile Graphics.
• Adds appropriate tags and audio descriptors and alternative tags to
Tactile Graphics.
• Reassembles students’ hard copy materials into a re-usable format.
• Posts alternative media files to student/course specific bSpace accounts.
Complies with federal, state and university copyright laws and protection
of distributed alternative media.
• Prepares and sends routine e-mail correspondence. Maintains relevant
database records. Prepares reports and statistical information. Other
duties as assigned.
• Provides instruction and technical support to staff, and DSP students
with using self-scan stations.

*Required Qualifications*
• Ability to work independently.
• Knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems.
• Knowledge of document scanning and alternative format conversion
• Ability to format in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
• Knowledge of AbbyFineReader, and OmniPage
• Ability to type at a speed of no less than 70 words per minute.
• Knowledge of Google Drive.
• Knowledge of mathematics.
• Effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Detail oriented.

*Preferred Qualifications*
• Knowledge and understanding of alternative media methods and strategies.
• Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.
• Knowledge of Kurzweil, WYNN, and CLARO.
• Knowledge of MathType and Scientific Notebook.

*Salary & Benefits*
The hourly salary range is $24.23 to $27.09, depending on qualifications
and experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit:

*How to Apply*
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when

*Criminal Background Check*
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal
Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon
successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
*Equal Employment Opportunity*
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected
veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For
the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative
action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

*Alternative Media Supervisor*
Disabled Students' Program
University of California, Berkeley
Guidelines: http://dsp.berkeley.edu/alternativemedia.html
Lab Info: http://www.dsp.berkeley.edu/alt-media-center
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