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Alternate Media Specialist

Alternate Media Specialist
San Francisco Community College District

Position Description
One (1) permanent-exempt, full-time, full fiscal year position.

Exempt employees are considered "at will" and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

Under general direction, the Alternate Media Specialist, oversees the production of alternate media (such as Braille, large print, audio or electronic text) used by students with disabilities at City College of San Francisco; serves as liaison between students, faculty and the department to secure and translate instruction-related materials into alternate formats; provides guidelines to college community regarding production of documents/information into alternate formats; provides technical consultation and assistance to faculty, staff, District wide computer labs and technology committees in the area of alternate media access; develops and maintains department resources and records pertaining to access technology; hires, trains and supervises student assistants; assists with Test proctoring and performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Duties
1. Oversees production of information and educational material into alternate format.
2. Maintains Alternate Media resources and equipment including electronic library.
3. Serves as a liaison between staff, faculty and students with disabilities and Disabled Students Programs and Services to secure and translate materials into alternate format, as well as train students on use of assistive technology.
4. Provides guidelines to college personnel on formatting of documents/information for translation into alternate format.
5. Provides group in-service and one-on-one assistance to college personnel in their design and development of web page and distance education materials to assure they meet access guidelines.
6. Provide group and individual training to DSPS staff, faculty, and students on the various assistive technologies and their function and use.
7. Provides technical assistance to campus instructional and technology committee on access requirements.
8. Serves as liaison for the Community College District (CCD) to the statewide Alternate Text Production Center and the Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant.
9. Provides technical assistance/consultation to CCD community on the California State guidelines for the accessibility of Distance Education materials, section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
10. Researches, negotiates with vendors, and collaborates with DSPS Coordinator to purchase of technical hardware/software and assistive technologies, equipment, and auxiliary aids.
11. In collaboration with DSPS Coordinator, maintain inventory and records of equipment, technology, and other assistive aids in stock.
12. Develops and maintains resource bank of current trends/developments in access technology and access strategies to accommodate various types of disabilities.
13. Maintains the Disabled Students Programs and Services web site.
14. Liaison to District Wide Computer labs in installing and maintaining accessible software and technology.
15. Selects, trains, and supervises student assistants.
16. Proctors, reads or scribes for students taking exams as needed by department.
17. Under assignment from DSPS Department Chair, provides support to Accessible Computer Lab, or DSPS Strategies Lab.
18. Serve as an advocate for disabled students and collaborate with college instructors, counselors, DSPS personnel, and other campus and community resources to assist students in pursuit of their educational goals.
19. Participate in professional development activities, program development, student activities, high school outreach, and staff committees.
20. Travel/communicate among the various CCSF campuses to carry out the above duties.
21. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Possession of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Three (3) years of full-time paid experience working with students and disabilities; AND
3a. Two (2) years of full-time paid experience producing alternate media and training in the use of alternate media;
3b. Two (2) years of full-time paid experience working as a computer graphic designer or in computer layout and design.

NOTE: Work experience with the District as a College Work Study student or Lab Aide (3591) Classification will not be considered or applied as qualifying experience.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Able to conduct workshops, training and seminars
2. Knowledge of web publishing; universal design principles of web and print media Distance Education
3. Pertinent legislation and regulation relevant to information access for persons with disabilities

New employees hired on or after October 1, 2013 will contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).

Application Procedure
To be considered for this position, the following materials must be submitted by the filing deadline. Applications filed without the required documents will be rejected. NOTE: THE EMPLOYMENT HISTORY PORTION OF APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED.

1. Completion of online application (start by clicking on “Apply for this Job” button at the top of this page); AND
2. A letter expressing interest in the position specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum and Desirable Qualifications as listed in this announcement and identifying the department above; AND
3. A current resume summarizing educational background and related work experience; AND
4. Educational verification as stated below:
Verification of qualifying education must include copies of transcripts, diplomas, or certificates posting your degree(s) and major(s). If verification cannot be obtained, the applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why such verification cannot be obtained. Request for waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Foreign degree(s)/coursework used as qualifying to meet minimum qualifications must be evaluated by a foreign degree evaluation services organization, before an application can be processed. Please contact the City College of San Francisco Human Resources Department at (415) 452-7660 for evaluation sources. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application at the time of filing will result in rejection of the application.

Verification of Experience:
Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.

Verification experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of verification is requested may result in the rejection of the application.

ADA Statement
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring process should contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer at 415/452-5053 to make the necessary arrangements. Please be aware that verification of a covered disability under the ADA may be required.

Selection Procedure/Conditions of Employment
Applicants will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine applicants’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

EEO Statement
It is the policy of the City College of San Francisco to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, disability or AIDS/HIV status, medical conditions, gender identity, or status as a Vietnam-Era veteran. These categories specifically include status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning person in any District program or activity. For further information, contact the CCSF Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Office at (415) 452-5053.

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