Assistive Technology Specialist

Basic Information

Date posted: 06/16/2020

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States)

Posted by: State of Colorado, Dept of Labor & Employment, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Salary: $1,977.23 Biweekly ($3954.46 monthly)

Contact Information

Address

720 N Main Street, Ste 320, Pueblo, CO 81003

Phone

719-565-8455

More Details

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor degree in Visual Impairment or Blindness, Computer Science or related field AND two years of professional experience providing assistive technology instruction to individuals who are blind/visually impaired.

Substitutions
Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

OR

Possession of a current certification in Orientation and Mobility Specialist and/or Vision Rehabilitation Therapist from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), or be a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and/or Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and/or Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
  • Professional experience working for a state vocational rehabilitation agency.
  • Professional experience working to assist people with disabilities to achieve successful employment outcomes.

Job Description

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5PM ON Tuesday June 23rd, or until filled.
A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement.Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.

This is a values-driven organization, committed to accountability, agility, collaboration, and respect.

We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

·  Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans
·  Medical and dental health plans
·  Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
·  Paid life insurance
·  Short- and long-term disability coverage
·  10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
·  Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
·  BenefitHub state employee discount program
·  CafeWell employee wellness program
·  Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Skye Brunick, at [email protected] or call 303-318-8205. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For inquiries about this recruitment effort, please call 303-318-8200.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

 

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities prepare for and secure employment. We help them take their rightful place in the workforce and in the community.This position, as a member of a highly specialized team of professionals, operating within the Personal Adjustment Training Program exists to train individuals who have severe visual and/or other disabilities.  This position provides training on computer programs, smartphones, and other assistive technology for customers of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.  Provides instruction in the use of assistive technology and computer application programs for personal, educational, and vocational use.

This individual will be responsible for conducting individualized interviews with clients to determine the nature and scope of computer and technology training needed to meet client expectations and career goals. They will be responsible for formulating instructional plans and providing appropriate instruction to meet the needs of students, including monitoring student performance, satisfaction, progress, and outcomes.

Conditions of Employment

  • As a condition of employment, you must successfully pass a background check (both criminal andunemployment insurance benefit overpayments).
  • This position may be required to travel occasionally for the purposes of meeting clients or attending meetings and trainings.

APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Background Check – Condition of Employment

You must pass a thorough background check prior to employment.

Minimum Qualification Screening
A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Part-time work experience will be prorated.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use “see resume” or “see attached” statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.

Comparative Analysis Process – Structured Application Review

After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions (if listed) as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase. Any attachments such as cover letters, resumes or other documents that support your experience may also be reviewed during this phase.

Supplemental Questions

Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be rated based on your writing ability (spelling, grammar, and clarity of your writing) as well as the content of your answer.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (303) 318-8200 or [email protected] at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


HOW TO APPLY:
 Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.

IF NOT APPLYING ONLINE, SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

N/A  – YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE

DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

[email protected]

METHODS OF APPOINTMENT:
 Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.