[NFB-NM] FW: Assistive Technology Specialist Supervisor Vacancy in New Mexico

Tonia Trapp nfbnewmexicosecretary at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 04:26:19 UTC 2018

-----Original Message-----
From: Salas, James, CFB [mailto:James.Salas at state.nm.us] 
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Assistive Technology Specialist Supervisor Vacancy in New Mexico


We are recruiting for an Assistive Technology Specialist Supervisor position
with the New Mexico Commission for the Blind.  The position is in our
Albuquerque office.

The most relevant aspects of the job posting are provided below my signature
block.  The posting is open until filled, but please apply as soon as you

To reach the job posting, 
1. Visit the following link to go directly to the posting: 


2. Go to the NM State Personnel Website at 
www.spo.state.nm.us, click the link for View Job Opportunities & Apply, and
enter the job title in the search field.

Applications are accepted through the New Mexico State Personnel Office
online application system only!

Note to screen reader users: Recent updates to this online application
utility have made it difficult to complete independently using screen
reading technology.  Screen reader users who experience difficulty with the
application utility should contact Ms. Andrea Rivera-Smith of the State
Personnel Office at (505) 695-5606 for assistance.  She can also confirm
that your application (including uploaded transcripts, licenses, etc.) has
been successfully received for consideration.

Please forward this announcement to any individuals that you believe might
be interested in a great job with our agency.  Interested individuals can
contact me to discuss the position.  

Thank you.


James L. Salas 
Deputy Director 
NM Commission for the Blind
Phone 505.383.2251
James.Salas at state.nm.us


New Mexico Commission for the Blind
Vacancy Announcement
- Job Title: Assistive Technology Specialist Supervisor

- Full/Part Time: Full-Time

- Regular/Temporary: Regular - Permanent

- Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

- Pay Grade: 70

- Salary: The salary range for this position is $35,381 - $61,568 Annually,
($17.01 - $29.60 Hourly).  Offered salary will be based on education and

- Benefits: Full State of New Mexico benefits, including health insurance,
life insurance, retirement, sick leave, annual leave, and ten holidays.

- Why does the job exist? This job is responsible for managing and
supervising the Assistive Technology Unit which provides a wide variety of
technology services to the Commission's vocational rehabilitation clients,
including evaluating new technologies/assistive technologies and assessing
their applicability to clients, evaluating client needs, evaluating college
and employer environments, making recommendations to Vocational
Rehabilitation (VR) Counselors, configuring and delivering systems, and
delivering training.

- How does it get done? The incumbent supervises four Assistive Technology
Specialists and three support staff. This position plans, directs, and
schedules the work of the unit; approves leave requests; evaluates
performance; trains staff; keeps abreast of technology and assistive
technology needs of consumers; makes technology and assistive technology
recommendations to Vocational Rehabilitation counselors; negotiates price
agreements with technology, assistive technology, and training vendors;
assigns consumer training duties to staff; delivers technology training to
consumers; and determines outside resources for delivering training to

- Who are the customers? Students and adults with blindness or severe visual
impairments, family members, school personnel, employers, and Vocational
Rehabilitation Counselors

- Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and six
years of experience with assistive technology, including screen readers,
screen/video magnifiers, optical character recognition systems, Braille
production, and portable book readers. Two years of supervisory or
management experience. Basic computer technology, including Windows and Mac
OS computers, tablets, Microsoft Office, networks, peripherals, and

- Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in
assistive technology related to blindness or low vision. Substitutions
Apply. See Substitution Table below.

- Substitution Table: These combinations of education and experience qualify
you for the position: 
1. High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 years of experience
2. Associate's degree and 4 years of experience
3. Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience
4. Master's degree or higher and 0 years of experience
-- Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the
-- If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours"
in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those
semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions
apply for semester hours.
-- If you have indicated in your application that you have an education
higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your
unofficial transcript to the application. Your application WILL NOT be
considered for further review if you have failed to provide this

- Working Conditions: 
-- Work is generally performed in an office setting, though work requires
frequent visits to client homes, secondary and post-secondary schools, and
employer locations; regular exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT),
personal computers, printers, scanners, video magnifiers, and Braille
displays/embossers; and requires extensive telephone usage. Duties require
lifting of typical computer hardware, as well as walking, standing, sitting,
bending, and crawling. Regularly works with individuals with secondary
disabilities, some of which resulting in challenging behaviors. Occasionally
exposed to service animals. Regular travel is required throughout New
Mexico, including occasional overnight travel using agency vehicles.

- Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered by a collective bargaining

- Agency Contact Information: Kelly Quintana, (505) 476.4456

- There are also approximately ten questions addressing education,
experience, and specialized qualifications. 
-- end

Tonia Trapp, secretary
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
nfbnewmexicosecretary at gmail.com

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