Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 9:39 AM
The IT Technical Specialist III performs advanced professional IT activities for a specialized, complex assignment or functional area requiring application of an advanced professional knowledge of IT principles, practices, and procedures. Requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May supervise and/or direct the work of project teams or other lower level staff. Additional Department Summary: The Technology Accessibility Specialist will serve as the primary training resource for accessibility-related topics, tools, and support for the campus, including web accessibility guidelines, universal design for learning, and other topics as needed. . This position will create and administer campus-wide accessibility training materials and opportunities. This person will also be responsible for spearheading awareness campaigns, liaising with campus content managers and instructors, and gauging the effectiveness of these efforts. Successful candidate will work in a collaborative team environment, and be responsible for advising, consulting, developing, structuring and implementing web-accessibility training solutions for the campus. They will work closely with others in technology accessibility to determine needed directions for training efforts. They will participate and contribute to campus efforts and professional groups regarding web accessibility. Required Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in a relevant IT field (Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered), OR Master's degree in a related field, OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system, multimedia, instructional technology skills or project management methods and applications. May require intermediate or advanced level training or certification. Skills and Knowledge: Excellent written and spoken communications skills. Good problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate technical information to groups or individuals with varying technical skill levels. Ability to communicate directly with stakeholders regarding accessibility requirements and expectations. Ability to consult with and train non-technical persons on technology accessibility. Experience with web accessibility techniques and guidelines. Familiarity with productivity suites and media authoring tools. Preferred Qualifications: Experience developing and implementing compliance-related training. Working knowledge of WCAG 2.0 guidelines. Experience with assistive technology. Experience developing accessible self-paced online training materials. Trainer experience with technology-related training in higher education. Experience training staff, faculty, and students in higher education. 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 39332.76 Midpoint - $ 57033.60 Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
• Location: Tuscaloosa
• Post ID: 24852097 tuscaloosa