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Specialist I- Hourly

Austin Community College
Austin, TX
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Position Information
Eastview Campus
Flexible. May work up to 19 hours per week.
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
Director, Manager, or Supervisor
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
General Statement of Job

To provide specialized services and support to departmental office or program.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • May work in a specialty area within a department or office.
  • May coordinate, evaluate, develop, and implement specialized materials to support departmental programs.
  • May provide training or support training programs.
  • May review and process documents, maintain databases, and provide reports.
  • May provide information to others regarding processes and procedures.
  • May assist with general reporting and maintenance of databases as required.
  • Additional Job Specific Duties

    • Produces alternative format classroom materials and textbooks (i.e., braille, audio, larger print, electronic, etc.) for students with recorded disabilities across the Austin Community College (ACC) District.
    • Convert PowerPoints into Word documents with descriptions of images.
    • Prepare pdfs with text recognition and tags.
    • Maintain data entry or process any office documents.
    • Help produce braille materials using transcription software.
    • Perform clerical duties in support of the Alternative Text Materials Department.
    KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Processes and procedures related to the departmental work being done.
    Current laws regarding media accessibility and copyright. Alternative format production. Assistive technology and equipment. Knowledge of characteristics and dynamics of specific disabilities.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.Technology Skills

    Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications and student information and database systems. Proficient with use, setup, and troubleshooting assistive hardware and software in both the MAC and PC environments.Required Work Experience

  • As required.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Knowledge of assistive technology.
    Knowledge of alternative text/media.Required Education

  • As required.
  • Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


    The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

    Mission and Vision

    The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

    • General education and academic transfer
    • Workforce education
    • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
    • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)


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