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Classified Employment Opportunities

SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIALIST
Disability Resources

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Monday, June 23, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Disability Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated customer service and organizational skills to join an outstanding team of classified administrators, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our business community, and to our students. Under direction, coordinate academic support services for students with disabilities; ensure students accessibility to services and necessary equipment; assist in the recruitment, selection, training, and scheduling of student assistants and short-term, non-continuing employees; and perform related work as required. This is a categorically funded full-time 217 days per year Classified position. Generally the work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., but work schedules may vary, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Appointments are contingent upon Funding and Board approval.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Abilities and Knowledge:

The ability to analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action; learn, interpret and apply laws, regulations and policies and procedures; maintain currency in the use of adaptive equipment through trainings and workshops; perform clerical and administrative work; understand and follow oral and written directions; produce professional written communication in the form of e-mail, forms, and procedural documents; train and direct the work of others; work independently with a minimum of supervision; exercise judgment when interacting with administrators, faculty, staff, and community agencies regarding service provision to students with disabilities; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population which includes a student population with medical frailty, psychiatric disorders, physical limitations, acquired brain injuries and learning disabilities; maintain cooperative working relationships.

The knowledge of support services and adaptive equipment/furniture required by students with a wide range of disability limitations; federal, state, and local resources for persons with disabilities; modern office methods and practices; proper English usage, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar; operation of personal computer software programs including word processing and spreadsheet tools; proper reception and telephone etiquette. Preferred additional knowledge: Laws regarding disabilities.

Required Education and Experience:

Associates degree AND experience in providing services to students with disabilities.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Experience in an educational or public setting

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

SCOPE

The Support Services Specialist coordinates testing accommodations; determines testing schedule; arranges use of testing facilities; proctors students during exams; ensures integrity of testing environment and materials; maintains current knowledge of changes in test administration policies and procedures; processes service requests for other mandated accommodations such as classroom assistants, note takers, readers, and specialized equipment and furniture for eligible students with disabilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting items (up to 50 lbs., unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises and trains student assistants and short-term, non-continuing personnel to take and transcribe lecture notes, read classroom materials, serve as test proctors, or provide other classroom assistance for students with disabilities; coordinate the work of STNC employees; processes requests to provide necessary adapted furniture and specialized equipment to facilitate access to buildings or classes throughout the District for students with disabilities; maintains records of loaned equipment; schedules and proctors academic course exams and college placement tests; diagnostic tests, and/or financial aid tests; maintains order during tests; ensures security of testing materials; generates and provides access to course material in preferred alternate media for example, large print, audio cassette, Braille and electronic text; interprets and explains departmental and college policies and procedures as well as compliance with the ADA and Title 5. Provides information and answers questions regarding services to students, staff, faculty and the public; maintains District-wide inventory of equipment, furnishings, etc., related to accessibility using a complex database; serves as a District resource for adapted furniture accommodations; maintains confidentiality in compliance with both FERPA and Title 5 regarding students with disabilities using services through the Disability Resources Department; participates in outreach efforts at special events to recruit student employees and provide information to students and community members.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for these positions, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
  2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the positions, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary Range: $22.82 - $27.76 per hour (2013/14 Classified Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $25.18 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.) Salary is applicable to each position.

  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).

Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.