[NFBWATlk] FW: [Job-Listings] University of Washington, Seattle hiring Assistive Technology Specialist/Senior Computer Specialist
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University of Washington, Seattle hiring Assistive Technology Specialist/Senior Computer Specialist
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Assistive Technology Specialist (Sr. Computer Specialist)
University of Washington
The DO-IT Center<http://uw.edu/doit> is seeking candidates with a strong knowledge of Assistive Technology for an open Sr. Computer Specialist position<https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=181484&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1>. The role helps support students with disabilities from high school to post-secondary studies and careers, using computer and Internet technologies as empowering tools. Provide computer, assistive/adaptive technology, and Internet technical support to participants, mentors, and staff of DO-IT and other projects to increase the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary academic programs and careers and the use of accessible IT. Questions can go to Scott Bellman <swb3 at uw.edu<mailto:swb3 at uw.edu>>.
SENIOR COMPUTER SPECIALIST
Open Until Filled
Salary is commensurate with experience and education
The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Click here for updates<https://hr.uw.edu/coronavirus/policy-updates/recruitment-and-hiring-during-covid-19/#job-candidatest>
“Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.<http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-academic-professional-librarians-staff-20191231.pdf>
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The DO-IT Program has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Computer Specialist.
Assist with Accessible Technology Services project efforts and UW-IT initiatives that facilitate the transition and support of students with disabilities from high school to post-secondary studies and careers, using computer and Internet technologies as empowering tools. Provide computer, assistive/adaptive technology, and Internet technical support to participants, mentors, and staff of DO-IT and other ATS projects to increase the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary academic programs and careers and the use of accessible IT. Provide consultation and training for organizations partnering and collaborating with DO-IT regarding the accessibility of their websites, documents, videos, and other IT. Draft newsletter articles and develop; update, and disseminate electronic information resources; assist in grant writing. Deliver presentations, participate in organizations and otherwise promote the development, procurement and use of accessible IT, such as accessibility best practices for websites, digital documents, and videos. Work with an agile team that develops project proposals, secures external funding, and manages projects under the rules of a variety of funding sources.
Computer and Project Support: Research hardware and software products to choose and implement assistive/adaptive computer technology and science lab equipment access devices and other access strategies for students and adults with disabilities so that they can be fully integrated into academic and employment settings. Test equipment and software, collect data on DO-IT participants, research appropriate technology and strategies for accessing the Internet, apply technical knowledge to solving access issues for specific individuals, recommend purchases of computers and assistive/adaptive technology. Provide technical support to ATS participants, mentors, staff, and partner organizations. Coordinate the procurement, set-up, and maintenance of technology resources at DO-IT Summer Study and other ATS events. Assist with the development and delivery of the DO-IT Summer Study curriculum, lessons, and activities, and field trips. Travel to DO-IT Scholar homes to set up computers, assistive/adaptive technology, and Internet access; provide training; provide in-person, by-phone, and via-email consultation. Assist with tracking progress of Scholars through high school and college and employment. Assist with project reports, budgets, records management, inventory, research, and evaluation. Manage, monitor activity, and provide technical support of ATS electronic communities. Facilitate and contribute to e-mail and in-person communication between students, staff, mentors, and employers associated with ATS projects. Otherwise provide technical support and otherwise assist with programs and activities sponsored by ATS.
Accessible Technology Specialist: Assist members of the UW IT Accessibility Team with evaluating websites and software products for accessibility, remediating PDFs and other digital documents for accessibility, and captioning videos. Provide accessible IT and other technical consultation to staff and participants. Develop technical resources and deliver presentations.
Resource Development, Dissemination and Outreach: Develop publications and web resources, including articles for the DO-IT Knowledge Base and websites maintained by ATS. Distribute ATS resources and deliver presentations at workshops, meetings, conferences and other events, especially on IT accessibility topics. Represent DO-IT/ATS in WAPED (Washington Association of Postsecondary Education and Disability) and, as part of that role, help educational institutions in Washington State make their Web pages and other IT accessible. Serve on task forces, advisory boards and committees and engage in ATS-sponsored online communities as well as those sponsored by other organizations, including AHEAD and ATHEN.
Technical and A/V Support for Events: Provide technical and A/V support for hosted events such as capacity-building institutes, UW IT Accessibility Liaison meetings, and other UW events.
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field. Or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience.
• Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and fix computer equipment and software.
• Experience in testing/using assistive/adaptive technology for computer users with disabilities.
• Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills.
• Excellent planning, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
• Ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical students, faculty and staff in face-to-face, small group and large group settings.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Demonstrated experience and ability to work with youth and with people with disabilities.
• Experience with two or more screen reading applications.
• Experience with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software.
• Experience working in the higher education environment.
• Knowledge of standards and techniques related to accessibility of websites, videos, and digital documents such as Word, PowerPoint, and PDF.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law<https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28B.112.080>.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
[The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.]<https://green.uw.edu/inform/esc/policy-statement>The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability<https://green.uw.edu/inform/esc/policy-statement>, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.<https://ap.washington.edu/eoaa/> All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso at uw.edu<mailto:dso at uw.edu>.
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