Alternative Media Specialist (COF)

Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Alternative Media Specialist (COF)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03352

Posting Date: 06/03/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 06/17/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $4,508.67 per month

Maximum Salary: $6,370.63 per month

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
  • Flex 125
  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College

Location: CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest

Basic Function:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of complex technical tasks related to the installation, configuration, and use of assistive equipment for the disabled.

  • Provide for the installation, configuration and maintenance of alternative media using a variety of computer peripherals and equipment.
  • Review and communicate adaptive access issues related to college web pages; provide resource information, training and support for universal access; provide access assistance in web design.
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the computer field, as well as advances and changes in assistive technology.
  • Provide training on adaptive technology to faculty, staff and students to ensure that instructional materials are provided in various accessible formats, depending on students' disability-related needs; network with regional and state agencies to ensure appropriate services are made available to students.
  • Coordinate and develop a process to meet institutional brailling and captioning needs, ensuring that all college information, including college catalog, schedules and brochures, is made available in alternative formats.
  • Perform conversion of text to alternative media; monitor the provisions of providing Recording for the Blind services and other acquired materials to students.
  • Survey college access technology needs; identify and recommend adaptive software and hardware.
  • Provide guidance to faculty in the design and re-design of distance education materials and formats to ensure they meet access requirements.
  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff and the public regarding the department and the adaptive services provided.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in a field that provides the exposure and understanding necessary to accomplish the essential functions AND two years experience related to adaptive computer technology, software and/or hardware, as a user or computer technician.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Operation of a variety of computer equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Operation of a variety of adaptive or alternative media software and hardware.
  • Web design applications.
  • Access issues and their relationship to technology.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

  • Provide alternative media using a variety of computer peripherals and equipment.
  • Review and communicate access issues regarding college web pages.
  • Customize solutions for students with disabilities in a technological environment.
  • Adapt to technology developments.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Salary Grade: 45

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on June 17, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant’s responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2018-2021

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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