[Athen] Job Opportunity - Alt-Media Production Assistant at UC
jpolizzotto at berkeley.edu
Wed Oct 3 09:24:25 PDT 2018
UC Berkeley will be hiring two alt media production assistants in the
Disabled Students' Program (DSP). Please share this job opportunity widely.
Alt-Media Production Assistant ( 4723C) #25772
Disabled Students Program
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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
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political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty
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:
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 helps students to achieve
academic success through its programs. DSP provides a wide array of
legally mandated services to students with disabilities and consists of
approximately 38 FTE, serves over 2500 students, and hires over 400 service
providers and student volunteers to provide educational support to this
growing population. The unit has an annual operating budget of
approximately $3.5 million in state and permanent funding, while gifts and
endowments add to that total.
• Breaks down scanned image files into smaller files, and adds appropriate
• Converts course materials into an electronic format using appropriate
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.
• Manipulates scanned files using appropriate Optical Character Recognition
• Reviews and proofreads course material to ensure accuracy and
effectiveness of converted text. Edits documents that contain extensive
markup, symbols, images, and tables.
• Imports diagrams, charts and graphics into Photoshop or MS Word and
creates or manipulate accurate graphical representations that can be
converted into Tactile Graphics.
• Imports scanned files into the appropriate software application based on
a student’s individualized disability needs.
• Adds appropriate tags and audio descriptors and alternative tags to
• Prepares materials for electronic conversion (i.e., disassemble and
organize textbooks in preparation for scanning).
• Analyzes instructional materials and makes appropriate adjustments to the
scanning software and hardware settings and resolution.
• Obtains, scans, and returns ‘clean’ articles and textbooks to/from
• Prints and embosses hardcopy materials for students with print
• Reassembles students’ hardcopy materials into a re-usable format.
• Updates database records. Other duties as assigned.
• Ability to work independently.
• Knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems.
• Knowledge of document scanning and alternative format conversion
• Ability to type at a speed of no less than 70 words per minute.
• Ability to format in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
• Knowledge of Google Drive.
• Knowledge of mathematics.
• Effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Detail oriented
• Knowledge and understanding of multiple alternative media formats.
• Knowledge of OmniPage Professional, AbbyyFineReader, and Adobe Acrobat
• Knowledge of Kurzweil, WYNN, and CLARO.
• Knowledge of MathType and Scientific Notebook.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background
check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire
people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the
context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right
to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background
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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative
action policy see:
*Alternate Media Supervisor*
Disabled Students' Program
University of California, Berkeley
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