Accessibility Specialist

Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Accessibility Specialist

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09069

Location: Various Locations

Address: No Response

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Academic Professional; Salary Level 5, Fulltime, Exempt

Starting Salary Range: $48,122/yr to $83,441/yr. Initial salary placement will normally be at Step 1. Advanced initial salary placement for directly relevant professional, business or industrial experience may be applied fo

Job Close Date: Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Job Summary:
The Accessibility Specialist plans and facilitates the implementation of appropriate accommodations, auxiliary aids and support services for students with disabilities. Interprets and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws as they apply to disability and post-secondary educational environments. Functions as a resource for staff and faculty throughout the college by providing technical assistance and guidance on how to accommodate and ensure equal access for students.

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options.

Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
13.33 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age. Tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

For a complete list of PCC benefits please copy and paste the following link into another browser

1. Plan and facilitate implementation of accommodation, auxiliary aids and support services for students who experience disabilities. Conduct intake interviews, advise and orient students on accessing appropriate support services. Analyze disability documentation including psychometric testing, medical documentation, psychological assessments, self-reports and/or other relevant information to determine eligibility for appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations.
2. Review and provide notification of individualized adjustments for students that include but are not limited to, testing accommodations, communication access techniques, note-taking approaches, use of alternative formats for print and multimedia, and use of assistive technologies.

3. Support students in resolving disability related issues that may be a barrier to academic success. Refer student to appropriate campus and community support services.

4. Develop and present workshops and seminars to teach students how to learn more efficiently by using appropriate auxiliary aids and assistive technology aimed at strengthening individualized student learning.

8. Maintain case files and confidential student records in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and college policy. Interpret and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws as they apply to disability and post-secondary educational environments.

9. Collect data to evaluate and measure the success of disability programs. Develop retention strategies for students with disabilities. Review and evaluate assistive technologies and continually research learning alternatives for students.

Minimum Qualifications:
The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
- Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.
In the online application's Education/Employment History sections, include jobs, duties, and dates that display these qualifications.

Bachelor's degree in Education, Rehabilitation, or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.

Demonstrated experience evaluating disability documentation, including psycho educational, psychological and medical evaluations; assessing medical and technical evaluations for disability accommodations; developing and presenting in-service training. Experience working directly with student/adults who experience disability.

Knowledge of computer and assistive technologies; disability practices and procedures.

Working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and standards (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment and Section 504).

Knowledge of principles, concepts, methods and techniques of universal design; standards, requirements and regulations regarding confidentiality of information.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of medical, psychological, and technical evaluations of disabilities.

Knowledge of community resources for people with disabilities.

Skill in developing and delivering specialized professional consultations and training on disability issues.

Skill in analyzing requests for reasonable accommodations and developing and implementing plans for the provision of reasonable accommodations.

Skill in effectively communicating complex technical matters related to disabilities both verbally and in writing.

Ability to work with people of diverse age groups and social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.

Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience applying best practices, theory, research, and innovation in a college setting, in order to improve student success and student retention

- Experience managing large scale accessibility projects with multiple stakeholders.

- Experience with advanced alternate format techniques such as tactile graphic creation, audio description, and accessible STEAM content.

- Experience developing and facilitating learning opportunities especially those related to working with faculty on the proactive design of accessible learning opportunities.

Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to the (2) Required Questions from the Committee - scroll to see questions below - (attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

- Initial salary placement will normally be at Step 1. Advanced initial salary placement for directly relevant professional, business or industrial experience may be applied for new Academic Professionals.

- Upon hire candidate will be required to supply official copies of transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Faculty/Academic Professional Employees. Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter
Responses to Required Questions

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.



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