1772 Alternate Media Specialist

Recruitment #PEX-1772-099338


Location: Disabled Students Programs Services (DSPS).  Ocean Campus and Various Centers.

Contact Person: 
Olga Galvez, , Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS). (415) 452-5855.  ogalvez@ccsf.edu

Appointment Type: One (1) Permanent-Exempt, full time (40 hours/week), full year (260 days/year)position.

Exempt employees are "at will" and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

This position is grant funded and is funded on a yearly basis.  Hours are subject to change after appointment dependent upon grant status.

Position Description:
Under general direction, the Alternate Media Specialist oversees the production of alternate media (such as Braille, large print, audio, or electronic text) used by students with disabilities at City College of San Francisco; serves as a liaison between students, faculty, and the department to secure and translate instruction-related materials into alternate formats; provides guidelines to college community regarding production of documents/information into alternate formats; provides technical consultation and assistance to faculty, staff, District-wide computer labs and technology committees in the area of alternate media access; updates and maintains DSPS Web page; develops and maintains department resources and records pertaining to access technology; hires, trains and supervises student assistants; assists with training DSPS students in the use of adaptive software/hardware in the Accessible computer labs, provides reading, scribing and proctoring of exams and performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Duties:
1. Oversees production of information and educational material into alternate formats.
2. Maintains Alternate Media resources and equipment including electronic library
3. Serves as a liaison between staff, faculty, and students with disabilities and Disabled Students Programs and Services to secure and translate materials into alternate format, as well as train students on the use of assistive technology
4. Provides guidelines to college personnel on the formatting of documents/information for translation into alternate format.
5. Provides group in service and one on one assistance to college personnel in their design and development of web pages and distance education materials to help assure they meet accessibility guidelines.
6. Provides technical assistance to campus instructional and technology committee on access requirements.
7. Serves as liaison for the Community College District (CCD) to the statewide Alternate Text Production Center and the Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant.
8. Provides technical assistance/consultation to the CCD community on the California State guidelines for the accessibility of Distance Education materials, section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
9. Makes recommendations on the purchase of technical hardware/software and assistive technologies.
10. Develops and maintains resource bank of current trends/developments in access technology and access strategies to accommodate various types of disabilities.
11. Maintains the Disabled Students Programs and Services website.
12. Liaison to District-Wide Computer labs in installing and maintaining accessible software and technology.
13. Selects, trains, and supervises student assistants.
14. Assists DSPS students in the DSPS Accessible Computer Labs as needed.
15. Proctors, reads, or scribes for students taking exams.
16. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Possession of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Three (3) years of full-time paid experience working with students and disabilities; AND
3a. Two (2) years of full-time paid experience producing alternate media and training in the use of alternate media;
3b. Two (2) years of full-time paid experience working as a computer graphic designer or in computer layout and design.

NOTE: Work experience with the District as a College Work Study student or Lab Aide (3591) Classification will not be considered or applied as qualifying experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered a candidate for this position, an online application must be submitted (go to the job announcement, job posting number CS00181P on City College of San Francisco's job website at https://jobs.ccsf.edu/postings/5014) along with the following materials. 

Substitution of required documents is not permitted.

To be considered for this position, the following materials must be submitted by the filing deadline. Applications filed without the required documents will be rejected.


1. Completion of online application by going to the posting on City College of San Francisco's job website (link provided above under How to Apply) and click on the "Apply for this job" button; AND
2. A letter expressing interest in the position specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum and Desirable Qualifications as listed in this announcement and identifying the department above; AND
3. A current resume summarizing educational background and related work experience; AND
4. Educational verification as stated below:
Verification of qualifying education must include copies of transcripts, diplomas, or certificates posting your degree(s) and major(s). If verification cannot be obtained, the applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why such verification cannot be obtained. Request for waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Foreign degree(s)/coursework used as qualifying to meet minimum qualifications must be evaluated by a foreign degree evaluation services organization, before an application can be processed. Please contact the City College of San Francisco Human Resources Department at (415) 452-7660 for evaluation sources. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application at the time of filing will result in rejection of the application.

Verification of Experience:
Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.
Verification experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of verification is requested may result in the rejection of the application.

Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine applicants qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the selection process Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Issued:  April 20, 2021
Carol Isen 
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-1772-099338
CCD/ FG  (415) 452-7669

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