Assistive Technology Specialist
|Department||Department of Disabilities|
|Date Opened||1/17/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||1/31/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$46,477.00 - $74,191.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Loni Young|
The AT Specialist coordinates device demonstration, device loan and technology reuse activities providing services to individuals of all disabilities and ages. The position collaborates with state and local government agencies, non-profits and advocates to organize and deliver trainings on AT related topics, provide direct information and referral assistance on AT related topics, and fields assistive technology questions and concerns. Additionally, the AT Specialist serves as a dedicated, back-up telephone device evaluator representing MDTAP on behalf of the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications program and works in collaboration with the lead telephone device evaluator to provide assessments, installations, and outreach for the adapted telephone program.
This is a full-time position for MDOD-MD Assistive Technology Program.
LOCATION OF POSITION
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Main Purpose of Job
This position is primarily responsible for working with consumers of all ages and disabilities to provide assistive technology consultations, demonstrations, device loans, and technical assistance. The position oversees the organization and maintenance of the Central Baltimore AT Library, provides technical support to the two regional AT libraries, maintains AT inventory, assists with purchases of AT products, ensures proper maintenance of all equipment, hosts individual and group tours, and develops and maintains relationships across a variety of organizations to promote assistive technology for use by people with disabilities. Other tasks include in-person and online training sessions on a variety of AT topics, contributing article content for MDTAP's AT blog, supporting MDTAP's social media platforms, and serving as a secondary telephone device evaluator.
A driver's license is not required for this position.
Device Demonstration and Loan
-Organize and maintain the AT display in the AT Demonstrations Library
-Maintain internal inventory of items available for demonstrations and loan
-Support the Maryland Department of Disabilities during the annual inventory process and enter inventory into the required inventory system
-Plan purchases of AT products based on regular inventory assessment
-Ensure proper maintenance of all AT demonstration and loan items;
-Schedule and host individual and group tours, consultations and AT assessments
-Demonstrate AT and Accessible IT devices/platforms/services to individuals and groups at MDTAP and throughout the state
-Develop and implement policies and procedures for the Device Loan Program
-Administer Device Loan Program operations, including shipping/transport of products, tracking inventory on loan, troubleshooting and technical assistance
-Develop and maintain relationships across a variety of organizations to promote assistive technology for use by people with disabilities
Assistive Technology Training & Outreach
-Prepare and deliver, in-person and online, training sessions on a variety of topics related to AT and Accessible IT
-Provide weekly article content for use in MDTAP's blog, newsletter and social media for the purpose of raising awareness of AT software, devices, and concepts.
Adapted Telephone Device Evaluator
-Serve as the backup telecommunications device evaluator providing customer assessments and installations as assigned in Western Maryland, Southern Maryland, Baltimore County, and Baltimore city
-Participate in the annual TEDPA conference and other trainings as assigned
-Work with the MDTAP lead telephone device evaluator to provide required outreach to the three service regions
-Work with lead telephone device evaluator to enter required customer reports, data, and billing information
Assistive Technology Assessment
-Assist in identifying funding sources to establish and launch an AT Assessment Program
-Research and recommend strategies for establishing MD TAP as an AT assessment provider for applicable state waiver programs.
-In coordination with the Executive director of MDTAP, explore and implement as assistive technology assessments
-Perform comprehensive assessments of individuals with a full range of disabilities to determine need for computer based and other AT and recommend items that meet the individuals AT needs
-Provide required documentation and collect reimbursement for AT assessments
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.
1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
-A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Special Education, Rehabilitation Engineering, Rehabilitation Counseling, Behavioral/Social Science, or a related field
-RESNA Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) or Assistive Technology Certification preferred
-Proficiency in American Sign Language
-Excellent teamwork skills
-Experience leading workshops and/or staff trainings
-Strong written and verbal communications skills
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850,
MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.
People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.