Alternative Media Specialist, 11month/40hr (COF)

Kern Community College District

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Alternative Media Specialist, 11month/40hr (COF)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $4,643.93 - $6,561.75 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00709

Location: Porterville, CA

Department: Student Services

Basic Function
This position is contingent on funding.

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.

Representative Duties
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.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

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 RANGE$ 4,643.93 - $ 6,561.75 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 5,001.00 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 25, 2022 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 five (5) 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 2021-2024

    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.


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    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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