Job Opening: State Services for the Blind St. Paul, Alternaitve Formats

STATE PROG ADMIN INTER , Alternative Formats
$ 17.56-$ 25.51 hourly, $ 36,665-$ 53,265 annually
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Date Posted: 09/15/2009
Closing Date: 10/05/2009
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Division/Bureau: State Services for the Blind
Location:     St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 09DEED000187
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required: yes
Job Grouping: General Administration
Classified Status: Classified

Job Description: This position provides technical program oversight, support, training, and research to the Communication Center Audio Services Section, primarily in the areas of: 1) creating and coordinating the creation of digital computer structures of material in accordance with DAISY standards; 2) recruiting, training, providing support to and coordinating assignments for structuring volunteers; 3) providing expertise in the use, testing, and development of the custom digital DAISY recording program at SSB; 4) researching and monitoring variables influencing the production of e-texts and other alternate accessible media for Minnesota students in coming years; 5) providing specialized assistance to colleges and universities accessing textbooks through assistive technology; and 6) maintaining current knowledge of accessible technology, activities, trends , and relevant laws.

There is some traveling to various educational facilities around the state, as well as possibly attending some in-state and out-of-state conferences.

Minimum Qualifications: Please describe your qualifications, experience and knowledge in the “Job Specific Questions” portion of Resume Builder in the following areas: Failure to address these areas may result in your resume not being considered.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher, in liberal arts, education, library science, engineering, biological science, physical science, natural science, mathematics, or related fields.

Knowledge and understanding of textbook formats, structures, and taxonomy sufficient to create digital DAISY book structures.

Working knowledge of and experience with computer fundamentals, database management, and software programs, including word-processing and spreadsheets.

Demonstrated strong problem solving skills. Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, test scenarios, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, and deal with several abstract variables.

Demonstrated excellent organizational, time management, and detail skills.

Ability to work on computer tasks for extended periods, up to 8 hours.

Demonstrated excellent human relations skills.

Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills to persons of varied skills, abilities, and intellect.

Your resume MUST contain sufficient detail of past experiences to determine qualifications based on the above criteria. Selection of interviews will be based on assessment of experience/qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with a DAISY software program to produce alternate media for persons with barriers to accessing printed materials.

Ability to apply training theories in the development, implementation and ongoing support of specialized volunteer programs.

Experience as a volunteer or volunteer coordinator.

Experience working with persons who are blind, visually-impaired, physically disabled and/or learning disabled.

Knowledge and understanding of educational, vocational, and access technology needs of persons with barriers to accessing printed materials.

Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. The software program matches your skills with the skills needed to perform the duties of the position. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

To ensure consideration for this position, once you submit your resume through Resume Builder, you must apply directly to posting number 09DEED000187 by checking the “Apply for this job” box found near the top of this announcement.

How to Apply: You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume through the online Resume Builder at <>. You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work preference information so we can match you with future job openings that meet your interests.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.

Contact for More Information: Sue Zeches, 651/259-7107 /