Department of Administrative Services

Braille Coordinator (1171AR)

$31.71-$40.99 Hourly / $2,536.90-$3,279.58 BiWeekly /
$66,213.09-$85,597.04 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the area of production of Braille educational, vocational and vocational books and materials for clients served by the Bureau.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This is a technical working level classification involving the brailling of materials using a braillewriter, devices to produce raised line graphs and charts and computers. It also involves coordination with volunteer Braille production programs and instruction of volunteers in producing materials.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise lower level staff as assigned. Functionally supervises volunteers in the production of Braille materials.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directly produces specialized Braille materials using various devices such as a Braillewriter; trains and supervises volunteers in production of these materials; coordinates Braille production with other Braille programs; advises and consults with teachers of visually impaired to develop appropriate materials and resources to meet identified client needs; keeps records and prepares reports; may provide technical assistance in establishment of the objectives of the program; may prepare informational materials; may speak to lay and professional groups on objectives and needs of program; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of and proficiency in Braille; knowledge of methods of production of Braille materials including Nemeth Code for mathematics and other specialized Braille methodologies; considerable skill in use of Braille writers and printers and devices for raised line duplication; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to set priorities and effectively implement planning; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience working with the visually impaired.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved translation of print to Braille and Braille to print for both alpha and numeric information including hands-on production of Braille materials using various equipment (including computers) and methodologies (including Nemeth Code).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. A Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation, special education or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in rehabilitation, special education or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(19)-Library and Curatorial Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AR 23

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Braille Coordinator in Salary Group AR 23 approved effective November 8, 2005. (2012 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/15/2012

CLASS: 1171AR; EST: 8/14/1997; REV: 2/15/2012;