District Accessibility Services Coordinator
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District Accessibility Services Coordinator
Ideal Candidate Statement:
The ideal candidate will have the interpersonal skills and experience working with various employees – administrative assistants, instructional aids, staff, administrators, and faculty. The ideal candidate will have a customer-service approach while balancing the act of empowering others by conducting workshops and trainings effectively. The person will also possess technical skills using various tools and techniques to ensure electronic or information and communications technology accessibility on various platforms.
Job Description Summary:
Under the general direction of the area vice president, provide expertise in universal design applications and assist district employees with ensuring that documents and other information and communications technologies (ICT ) are accessible using universal design techniques. Assess and fix electronic documents (PDF , Word, Excel, Power Point and other software applications) for Section 508/WCAG 2.0 standards compliance;
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Office productivity suites – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat
• Web technologies
• Microsoft Windows OS and Mac OS
• Assistive technologies (JAWS , VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
• The latest WCAG standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA ), and Section 504 and 508© of the American Rehabilitation Act
• Learning Management Systems such as Instructure Canvas, Blackboard, and Desire to Learn (D2L)
• Audit tools for evaluating accessibility on documents, websites, and other electronic media.
• Current regulations on information and communications technology accessibility.
• HTML semantics/tagging, Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA ), hyperlink integrity, and remediation of Section 508 accessibility issues.
• Work collaboratively and effectively communicate with faculty and staff
• Solve problems and provide recommendations and solutions
• Plan and organize work
• Prepare for and conduct training sessions
• Serve as a technical resource for ICT accessibility to faculty and staff
• Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
• Operate a computer and assigned office equipment
• Meet schedules and timelines
• Work in a team
• Maintain records and files
• Differentiate colors and provide guidance on color contrast requirements that meet WCAG standards
• Prepare comprehensive narrative and reports
• Provide services at both Fremont campus and Newark Center.
• Effectively and independently lead projects to completion
ESSENTIAL DUTIES :
• Train employees on making documents and other media that comply with Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA)
• Perform live trainings for employees on universal design.
• Perform periodic accessibility audits of institutional websites and web applications.
• Perform complete audits and validation testing on software and documents, based upon Section 508 and/or W3C WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines.
• Maintain current – knowledge of emerging trends related to accessibility of information and communications technology.
• Recommend a standard tool for checking for accessibility on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
• Work in collaboration with Information Technology Services, Student Accessibility Services, Distance Education, and other related departments to plan, coordinate and educate the college community about the importance of universal design.
• Identify and recommend areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially as it relates to information and communications technology accessibility.
• Participates in conferences and activities related to technology and accessibility.
• Write detailed findings to document identified issues and recommend potential solutions and best practices for remediation of accessibility violations.
• Work with third-party service providers, vendors, and serve as a liaison for information and communications technology accessibility services.
• Monitor and advise on new or changing laws and technical standards related to technology accessibility.
• Prepare and conduct training on accessibility related topics.
• Assist in making complex documents accessible and recommend solutions for future reference.
• Develop training materials and guides – to make various documents accessible such as manuals, training videos, and quick tips.
• Inspect documents manually to ensure the accuracy of automatic accessible checkers.
OTHER DUTIES :
Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s in computer science, information technology, or related field preferred; associate’s degree in –Informational Technology or related field and at least one year of experience working on information and communications technology accessibility.
Familiarity with Federal Government accessibility testing is preferred.
Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number: S114-14
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Close Date: 7/2/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS *
1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA )
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
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