Employment Status: Full-time, temporary "exempt" position with the possibility of converting to permanent.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Salary: Anticipated hiring range is $4,372 to $5,417.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Current employees will be given preferred consideration.
Under the general direction of the Accessible Technology Initiative Coordinator, the incumbent performs duties relating to the accessibility of Information Communications Technologies (ICT) purchases, a priority area of the Accessible Technology Initiative. This includes evaluating campus product purchases for impact, evaluating the quality of vendor accessibility documentation, following up with vendors to remediate VPAT documents, coordinating EEAAP meetings to increase access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environments. Workflow for this position will comprise mostly of campus ICT purchases which flow through an online form.
This position also provides consultation and collaboration with the larger Accessible Technology Initiative Instructional Materials and Web priorities. This includes running procurement subcommittees, participating in community of practice working groups, and providing input and metrics for annual reporting mechanisms. The functions include but are not limited to:
Ensure consistent implementation of accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) procurement procedures that conform with Federal and State laws as well as CSU policy mandates.
Complete appropriate campus documentation for the Accessible Technology portions of ICT purchases.
Ensure that all ATI-related documents have the required approvals and are readily available for campus personnel involved in EEAAP implementations.
Oversee the review of ICT accessibility compliance documentation for regular purchases and competitive bid procurements (e.g. RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs).
Review ICT Accessibility form submitted by Purchase Requester.
Select products/services that require accessibility conformance testing based on impact criteria.
As needed, arrange for accessibility conformance testing to validate Vendor accessibility claims.
Provide feedback to Vendor, as needed, regarding issues with accessibility documentation or product accessibility support.
Coordinate with ICT vendors to resolve issues with product accessibility support or accessibility documentation.
Organize the EEAAP Committee in the preparation of Equally Effective Alternate Access Plans and in the evaluation of exemption requests.
Coordinate the development of Equally Effective Alternative Access Plans that will achieve accessibility for students, employees and members of the public.
Manage the online workflow for ICT purchases that are routed through online accessibility review form.
Collaboration and Outreach:
Attend regularly-scheduled Accessible Technology meetings with campus stakeholders (e.g. Accessible Technology Initiative Steering Committee, campus working groups, Accessible Technology Initiative Procurement Community of Practice).
Run the Accessible Technology Initiative Procurement subcommittee and subsequent workgroups as appropriate.
Participate in monthly procurement Community of Practice (CoP) calls and with the Chancellor's Office in general and via ATN.
Work collaboratively with larger Accessible Technology Initiative team and provides ICT expertise as it applied to Web and IM priorities.
In consultation with CSUSB Procurement office, provide language and standards for accessible ICT procurement training programs for the campus community (e.g. buyers, faculty, and staff).
Develop campus strategy for selecting ICT products/services that will be evaluated for conformance with accessibility standards.
Implement and develops ongoing accessible ICT procurement training programs for the campus community (e.g. buyers, faculty, and staff) including participant tracking.
Respond to questions related to purchasing accessible products.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Applicants must possess the following:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in related field, along with a minimum of two years of related experience.
Demonstrated knowledge in adaptive technology functionalities and the needs of users with disabilities in an academic setting, including but not limited to familiarity with JAWS, ZoomText, and Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Understanding of Web accessibility according to current access guidelines (e.g. ADAA, Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), etc.).
Demonstrated knowledge of VPAT and ability to apply WCAG and 508 standards in the remediation of vendor documentation as it pertains to accessible procurement.
Master's Degree in related field.
Assistive Technology certification through nationally recognized program.
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic access initiatives as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, including technical standards/guidelines related to academic and work environments (e.g., ADAAG, Title 24, Section 504, etc.).
Strong capacity for professional and advanced interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to organize and follow-up with multiple simultaneous assignments through completion, while maintaining detailed documentation and metrics, for inspection or reporting on demand.
Experience applying disability legislation in decision making as part of previous job functions.
Thorough working knowledge of ADA to recommend appropriate equally effective alternate access, and/or confidence in design of accommodation plans for inaccessible ICT products.
Previous experience in the higher education field with an emphasis on disability related services or accessibility.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.