Accessibility Director-CCC Technology Center

Location
Oroville
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Accessibility Director-CCC Technology Center

Salary

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Location
Main Campus, CA

Job Type
Exempt Full-time

Department
Planning and Information

Job Number
1617-00261

Closing
5/15/2017 4:00 PM Pacific

Description

Full time 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
MSC-Range 25; $116,019.22 per year
Contingent upon continued grant funding

Overview
Under the direction of an assigned administrator, ensures that usability and accessibility are integrated into all applications and websites produced or overseen by the California Community Colleges Technology Center (CCCTC). Leads remediation efforts for current and future services ensuring that students, prospective students, faculty, and staff are able to utilize information and communication technology. Serves as a primary point of contact for colleges engaged in CCCTC-led initiatives; fostering partnerships with Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS), Human Resources, procurement, and Information Technology staff.

Representative Duties
The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *.

1. Develops a baseline understanding of the current state of accessibility for all applications and websites; documents accessibility issues and workarounds; develops and implements remediation plans, working collaboratively with the current remediation project teams*
2. Leads the integration of usability, accessibility and services, guiding product owners in the selection, purchase, and design of future applications and services while following best practices and providing oversight of verification and validation testing*
3. Develops vendor selection guidelines compliant with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Policy and pertinent state and federal laws. Works to ensure compliance with current state mandate regarding web application compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA*
4. Leads projects to ensure accessibility of software services and rich media offerings used within the California Community Colleges Technology Center to support program initiatives such as video captioning and audio transcription*
5. Works closely with the District's Americans with Disability Act (ADA) coordinator and with Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) staff to ensure that students, faculty and staff with disabilities are provisioned with technologies needed for approved educational or employment accommodations when leveraging the solutions provided by California Community Colleges Technology Center*
6. Develops, reviews, and suggests modifications to the California Community Colleges Technology Center Accessibility policy, exception processes, and procurement guidelines; ensures policy compliance, working closely with other members of the California Community Colleges Technology Center staff; participates in strategic and tactical planning for the California Community Colleges Technology Center*
7. Assists the Chief Technology Officer with strategic planning to integrate an excellent usability/accessibility experience as a core value and attribute of the California Community Colleges Technology Center*
8. Develops a common set of metrics and reports to measure both strategic and operational success that can provide resources to service providers and content creators*
9. Leads and coordinates accessibility testing efforts for all initiatives of the California Community Colleges Technology Center; ensures the publication of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) for each initiative byproduct*
10. Hires, supervises, and evaluates staff and contracted service providers.
11. Performs other duties as assigned or required, within the scope of the position.

Qualifications/Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent*; AND
  • Five (5) years of applicable experience with assistive technology.

    *Bachelor's Degree education equivalency equals two (2) years of increasingly responsible work experience for each full year (24-30 units) of college. (College and experience may be combined, but may not replace, the required Minimum Qualifications.)

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
  • Some travel required.

    DIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS:

    Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and contribute in a shared governance organization.

    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: May be acquired through education, training and/or experience.
    Knowledge of: District policies and procedures, rules and regulations; laws and ordinances pertaining to the specific responsibilities of the position; supervisory and managerial concepts and principles; education systems, specifically the California Community Colleges system; significant communication strategy skills, including but not limited to content reuse, information architecture, web technologies, and presentation.
    Ability to: ensure departmental compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies and procedures of the District and those related to the position; motivate and provide successful leadership as needed; comprehend and stay current with evolving technologies within multiple areas; effectively implement project management methods to ensure increased productivity; effectively multi-task and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously; exhibit the ability to analyze data and utilize strong problem solving skills; accurately assess the technical content needs of a department or program; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions of the position; make sound, educated decisions; work independently; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted throughout the course of work; work with diverse populations; maintain records accurately and with confidentiality as required. Show familiarity and technical understanding of assistive technology commonly used in an educational environment. Explain current and emerging digital accessibility issues and practices in a higher education context. Demonstrate knowledge of universal design/usability principles as well as federal and state laws related to digital accessibility for persons with disabilities. Understand and become familiar with new technologies and how they relate to supporting best practices with usability/accessibility.

    Supplemental Information
    WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Provides direct supervision to assigned hourly and student employees. Provides technical direction to departmental staff.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT:
    Travel is required.

    CONTACTS:
    Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Normal office environment. Subject to interruptions, noise and computer-generated video radiation.Telecommuting may be authorized.

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

    1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
    2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
    3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.

    The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

    The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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    ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
    REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS


    All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

    COVER LETTER:
    Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

    RESUME OR VITA:
    Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

    DIVERSITY:
    Butte College serves a diverse population. In a separate statement, address how your skills, experience and education have prepared you to serve and meet the needs of a diverse student/staff population.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    In a statement addressed to the hiring committee, explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed below and attach a copy of all relevant certificates and proof of completed trainings.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent*; AND
  • Five (5) years of applicable experience with assistive technology.

    *Bachelor's Degree education equivalency equals two (2) years of increasingly responsible work experience for each full year (24-30 units) of college. (College and experience may be combined, but may not replace, the required Minimum Qualifications.)

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
  • Some travel required.

    TRANSCRIPTS OF ALL ACADEMIC WORK:
    You are required to provide transcripts for all coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.
    If you have foreign transcripts please include copies of a U.S. evaluation and translation.

    FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS:
    Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please contact the Office of Human Resources for a list of agencies providing this service or our website at; http://www.butte.edu/hr/job_opportunities/associate_faculty/foreign_degree_eval.html

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