The Assistive Technology Specialist is responsible for making academic materials accessible to students with disabilities at all OTC campuses and locations. Other duties involve facilitating the proctoring of exams for students with disabilities, supervision of the Assistive Technology lab, and production of digital letters of accommodations.
Essential Job Duties
Keep accurate records to assist the Director of Disability Support with mandated reports and documentation.
Coordinate with the Disability Support Services (DSS) reception and staff in Testing Services to schedule appointments for students receiving services from DSS (including counseling and testing)
Uphold the integrity of the testing room (Assistive Technology Lab); abide by and uphold policies and procedures established by National College Testing Association (NCTA).
Assess the assistive technology requirements for individual students with disabilities and provide appropriate assistive technology accommodations at all OTC campuses and locations.
Work directly with publishing companies and vendors to acquire materials in alternative format or convert the materials into alternative format.
Coordinate with staff in IT and Administrative Services to oversee use of and maintain current licensing for assistive technology software.
Supervise the activities within the Assistive Technology lab.
Provide basic troubleshooting and support, individualized training, and group professional development activities, as needed, for assistive technology in use at the College.
Respect and maintain the confidentiality of the Disability Support Services department and the students who receive accommodations.
Actively foster and maintain a departmental climate that is supportive of students, their concerns, and is respectful of differences.
Ensure the generation of accurate and timely electronic letters of accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.
Maintain a currency of knowledge in order to serve as a college-wide subject matter expert regarding best practices in the field of assistive technology.
Possess a working knowledge of applicable laws that ensure equal access to students including Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.
Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
Comply with college policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned, including attending college functions, serving on committees and attending community events.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Associate degree in computer information systems, office management or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining spreadsheet and database applications (such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access).
Demonstrated knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 508 Electronic Media Accessibility standards and other applicable laws.
Ability to manage on-going and complex issues related to technical support for students with disabilities.
Proven ability to convert materials into formats that are accessible to students with a variety of disabilities.
Proven ability to work professionally and collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Ability to work well with others.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).
Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities
One year of experience in an assistive technology related job.
Experience working with students who have disabilities in a collegiate setting.
Basic understanding of HTML, Mark UP, and SQL, or similar web design and ETL tools.
Experience with Colleague, or a similar higher education Student Information System (SIS).
Experience working within a collegiate setting.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions. Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.
***OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE INSTITUTION DESIRES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE. THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.” THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.
Qualified applicants should submit the following documents:
OTC Application for Employment
Cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements
Your professional resume
Copy of college transcripts
Ozarks Technical Community College’s primary mission is to provide accessible, high quality, affordable technical and general education that is responsive to the educational needs of the community and its diverse constituencies.
Ozarks Technical Community College prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, and disabilities that include HIV and AIDS, and medical conditions. Bona fide occupational qualifications will be allowed in those instances where age, gender, or physical requirements apply to the appropriate and efficient administration of the position.
Internal Number: 493136
About Ozarks Technical Community College
Ozarks Technical Community College’s primary mission is to provide accessible, high quality, affordable technical and general education that is responsive to the educational needs of the community and its diverse constituencies. Ozarks Technical Community College prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, and disabilities that include HIV and AIDS, and medical conditions. Bona fide occupational qualifications will be allowed in those instances where age, gender, or physical requirements apply to the appropriate and efficient administration of the position.