[nfb-talk] Fwd: Re-Posting Job Announcement New Mexico

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Nov 23 03:34:25 UTC 2016

>A number of folks have reported problems with 
>the attachment regarding the job opening at the 
>New Mexico Commission for the Blind. 
>Accordingly, I am placing the text in the body 
>of this email. Would you please re-send this?
>Curtis Chong
>Job Announcement
>Assistive Technology Specialist Vacancy in New Mexico
>The New Mexico Commission for the Blind is 
>recruiting for an Assistive Technology 
>Specialist. The position is in our Albuquerque 
>office and serves Central and Northern New Mexico.
>The most relevant aspects of the job posting are 
>provided below.  The closing date is December 5.
>To reach the job posting:
>1.         Visit the following link to go directly to the posting:
>2.         Go to the State of New Mexico NM 
>State Personnel Website at 
><www.spo.state.nm.htm>www.spo.state.nm.us, click 
>the link for View Job Opportunities And Apply, 
>and enter the job title in the search field.
>Applications will only be accepted through the 
>New Mexico State Personnel Office online application system!
>For users of screen access technology, please be 
>advised that the online application is difficult 
>to complete independently using screen access 
>technology. Screen reader users who experience 
>difficulty with the application utility should 
>contact Ms. Andrea Rivera-Smith of the State 
>Personnel Office @  (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.
>Curtis Chong
>Manager, Assistive Technology Program
>New Mexico Commission for the Blind
>Phone: 505-383-2239
><mailto:Curtis.Chong at state.nm.us>Curtis.Chong at state.nm.us
>New Mexico Commission for the Blind
>Vacancy Announcement
>•             Job Title: Assistive Technology Specialist
>•             Full/Part Time: Full-Time
>•             Regular/Temporary: Regular - Permanent
>•             Closing Date: December 5, 2016
>•             Pay Grade: 65
>•             Salary: The salary range for this 
>position is $31,782 - $55,307 Annually, ($15.28 
>- $26.59 Hourly).  Offered salary will be based on education and experience.
>•             Benefits: Full State of New Mexico 
>benefits, including health insurance, life 
>insurance, retirement, sick leave, annual leave, and ten holidays.
>•             Purpose of Position:
>This position will support blind/visually 
>impaired clients by evaluating their technology 
>needs, analyzing their education and workplace 
>environments, researching solutions to technical 
>problems, configuring and delivering customized 
>personal computer systems and assistive 
>technology, and orienting and training clients 
>in the use of specialized hardware and software 
>in order to help them obtain or maintain employment.
>•             Minimum Education and Experience requirements:
>Associates degree and two (2) years of 
>professional experience in assistive technology 
>related to blindness or low vision. Experience 
>in this job classification or related 
>classification may substitute for the required 
>education on a year for year basis.
>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 information.
>•             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 Central and Northern New Mexico, 
>including occasional overnight travel.
>•             Bargaining Unit: This position is 
>covered by a collective bargaining agreement and 
>all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.
>•             Agency Contact Information: Kelly 
>Quintana-Wagner, (505) 476.4456
>•             There are also approximately ten 
>supplemental questions addressing education, 
>experience, and specialized qualifications.

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