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Alternative Media Access Specialist

Company: Yosemite Community College District
Location: Modesto
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Alternative Media Access Specialist - Student Services - Columbia College Please see Special Instructions for more details. Application Closing Date: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.For questions and/or issues while making application on Yosemite Community College District's online application website, please contact Dora Lopez Human Resources Analyst at or Jessica Costa, Human Resources Specialist at Job Title Alternative Media Access Specialist - Student Services - Columbia College Site: Salary Range / Other $4,406 to $5,628 per month - Range 34 (Classified Salary Schedule 2019-2020)
40 hours per week/ 12 months per year Regular Schedule:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(May include evening and weekend hours) Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step. The District currently pays for a health option for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid. Job Description DEFINITION
Under direction, coordinates and performs highly complex and specialized work related to the development and provision of alternate media; produces and translates information into alternate formats as appropriate; assists students in accessing available technologies and materials; recommends and utilizes complex alternate media equipment; surveys campus access needs and proposes alternate media access plans; and performs related work as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a specialized technical class within the Yosemite Community College District ( YCCD ). Positions in this class provide technical and hands-on assistance to students, faculty and staff by developing and implementing access tools for students with special needs through distance education, alternate media, and various electronic information services. Incumbents have specialized responsibilities that require advanced technical knowledge of the assigned subject area in order to make decisions and complete assignments. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Incumbents in this class work under the direction of a Dean or senior manager, receiving occasional supervision while working toward a definite objective that requires use of a wide range of procedures. Incumbents plan and/or determine specific procedures or equipment required to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems, referring only unusual matters to a supervisor. An incumbent in this class does not directly lead or supervise other full-time employees, but may assign, direct and/or monitor the work of subordinate full time, part time, and/or student employees on a project or assignment basis. Minimum Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of:
--- Adaptive software, hardware and other resources used for translating and developing standard media into alternate formats.
--- Braille machines, tactile graphics machines, closed circuit televisions, Kurzweil reading machines, Madentec mobility devices and similar tools.
--- Accessibility guidelines and laws for individuals with disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act).
--- General functions, policies, rules and regulations of a community college.
--- Modern office methods and practices.
--- Strong public and interpersonal communication, planning and organizational skills. Ability to:
--- Translate and develop standard media into alternate formats using hardware, software and various technology tools.
--- Use available technologies as tools.
--- Understand and independently carry out oral and written instructions.
--- Learn, interpret and successfully apply office policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
--- Comply with state and program reporting requirements.
--- Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
--- Operate and install software, assimilate new software releases.
--- Write documentation and understand computer manuals.
--- Prioritize work and give attention to detail with a keen sense of urgency and organization.
--- Use appropriate and correct English, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
--- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
--- Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Education and Experience Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are: --- Education: Possession of an associate's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in computer science or a closely related field.
--- Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience involving the use of and instruction on adaptive computer technology. One year in an academic setting is desirable. Example of Duties EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
--- Translates books, examinations, study guides, and other media in alternative formats in order to provide access to individuals with physical or learning disabilities; converts materials into Braille, MP3, audio, large print, e-text and other formats; utilizes a variety of computer software and hardware tools to convert information into the format required by students, faculty and/or employees.
--- Meets with students to review their Student Educational Contract; verifies eligibility for alternate media services.
--- Provides demonstrations to students and other alternate media users regarding available tools; shows users how to access technology and develop proficiency with the resources; answers user questions and helps resolve problems.
--- Uses highly specialized technology and equipment such as high speed scanners, Braille machines, tactile graphics machines, closed circuit televisions, Kurzweil reading machines, and Madentec mobility devices to accomplish work objectives.
--- Surveys campus assistive technology access needs; identifies gaps and unmet needs; recommends the procurement of equipment and supplies to meet those needs.
--- Gives technical and hands-on assistance to faculty and staff to assist them in supporting the access needs of their special needs.
--- May serve as a lead worker by assigning, directing, monitoring and reviewing the work of subordinate clerical and technical staff on a regular, project and/or assignment basis; may assist with employee selection and may provide input on performance evaluations.
--- Coordinates and performs difficult technical administrative work in support of assigned programs; may help develop and prepare grant proposals and budgets.
--- Evaluates alternative media access processes and procedures; plans, develops and presents recommendations regarding methods and techniques for improving program administration.
--- Serves as a technical resource to others regarding alternate media access; explains and interprets laws, policies, regulations and procedures to faculty, students, staff and the general public; serves on committees and task forces; stays current on access technology guidelines and laws.
--- Performs research on alternate media access methods, mechanisms and processes; performs technical data analyses and comparisons; compiles, prepares and presents data to management for evaluation.
--- Develops and complex technical documents; tabulates and summarizes data; identifies trends and concerns; prepares summary reports.
--- Organizes, plans and develops work accomplishment time lines.
--- Enters, maintains, tracks, evaluates and presents complex data maintained in manual and/or automated systems.
--- Develops, prepares, recommends and monitors budgets for assigned functions; initiates appropriation, expenditure and revenue transfers and budget revisions; monitors expenditures to ensure fiscal integrity; compile, analyze, calculate and retrieve budget reports.
--- Prepares quotes, bids and purchase requisitions; receives and processes invoices and forwards for payment.
--- Establishes and maintains complex file and record systems, including those for confidential and sensitive materials.
--- Independently responds to routine inquiries and correspondence; prepares information and data requested for administrative review; prepares reports, files, correspondence and other documents; may develop and prepare visual presentations, flyers, and graphic materials; may update web pages.
--- Performs other related duties as assigned. Licenses and Certificates Depending upon assignment, a valid license to drive in California may be required. Physical and Mental Standards --- Mobility: ability to sit and stand for long periods, move about an office, occasionally reach above and below desk level.
--- Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
--- Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
--- Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
--- Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
--- Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including substantial public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments. Additional Applicant Information Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
This is a classified bargaining unit position. Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed.
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD . Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required. BACKGROUND CHECK : A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate. The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at: Open Date 03/02/2021 Close Date 04/13/2021 Open Until Filled No Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Yes
  • No
  • * If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
    • * Are any of your near relatives (child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step-relatives in the relationships listed) currently employed by YCCD? Response of YES or NO is required in the area provided. NOTE: If yes, it is required that you provide the person or persons name/s and their position title in the area below as well. (Open Ended Question)
      • * Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement:
        • Job Fair
        • YCCD Recruitment Website
        • Website-Other
        • YCCD Email
        • Family/Friend
        • Newspaper
        • CCC Registry

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