Web Accessibility Programmer @ San Mateo County Community College District - San Mateo, CA

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9 days ago

Web Accessibility Programmer

San Mateo County Community College District - San Mateo, CA

Web Accessibility Programmer

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141345S
Department: ITS DIST (DEPT)
Location: District Office
Position Number: 1C0462
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Note:
Min Salary: $87,612 (annual)
Max Salary: $112,152 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Caada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 33,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College Districts Educational Services & Planning website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
Under direction, the Web Accessibility Programmer position performs technical work involved in the design, development, and implementation of accessible web-based applications and provides support for all three Colleges and the District related to the implementation of Universal Design (Accessibility) into instruction. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with web accessibility, assisting College and District staff in making web content more accessible to users with disabilities. The position evaluates, develops, and implements a variety of moderately difficult web programs and systems, and analyzes web program problems to develop resolutions. Public contact is extensive and can include students, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, governmental agencies, and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging program information and services. A high degree of independent judgment, technical skills, and creativity are required to adequately represent the college and program, to serve as a technical resource for the program, and to design original program components and services. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and in employee time; however, management controls limit the risk of more serious consequences. The Web Accessibility Programmer can train and lead the work of other clerical staff and student assistants as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  • Evaluates College websites and applications for accessibility compliance and coordinates with College Instructional Designers, Instructional Technologists, College Web Developers, and District ITS staff to resolve issues
  • Provides web accessibility training, technical assistance, and support to College webmasters
  • Chairs the Web Accessibility Taskforce Committee, makes presentations to small and large groups at all three Colleges on Accessibility issues, best practices, and recommendations
  • Manages the Districtwide Accessibility website; builds a library of accessibility-related
    resources and resolves user-submitted accessibility issues
  • Works directly with vendors on ensuring 3rd party products meet accessibility guidelines, gathering VPATs and finding alternative solutions if-necessary
  • Serves as accessibility expert for District-approved Learning Management System. Evaluates
    instructional content within Learning Management System for accessibility and compliance
  • Generates accessible content including, but not limited to, fillable PDF and web forms, properly tagging webpage images and captions videos
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops to obtain current procedural and other information and participates in division and department planning activities as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree and/or equivalent work experience in related web development field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to pick up new technologies quickly, adapt to new systems and learn independently
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws, policies, regulations, and standards governing services for individuals with disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment, Section 508, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA)
  • Experience in front-end web design, back-end web development, MVC frameworks and APIs
  • Experience with database queries, design, and development for web applications
  • Experience with version control systems
  • Strong experience in website technologies and good knowledge of current best practices, such as but not limited to W3C standards, ADA 508 standards and cross browser compatibility
  • Work productively and cooperatively with others; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students



Physical Requirements:
This classification requires communication with individuals, small groups, and large groups; work in close proximity with individuals; comparing data, and interpreting data to others; flexibility, tact, and patience; manual dexterity; bending; pulling; pushing and reaching in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to solve complex and difficult accessibility problems related to people, processes, and technology and perform a variety of specialized duties involved in identifying and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers
  • Ability to use web programming technologies such as but not limited to PHP, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to develop and debug new and existing web sites across multiple browsers and operating systems
  • Skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, working independently, and managing multiple projects in a constantly changing environment
  • Knowledge of disabilities, human relations, assistive technology devices, and services. Ability to learn a wide variety of assistive technology software and devices, including but not limited to Jaws, Dragon Naturally Speaking, WebAIM WAVE, Tenon.io, uDoit, etc.
  • Ability to do research, compile data, prepare reports and make appropriate contacts
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining respectful, sensitive communication and working relationships with people at all levels within an organization who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities
  • Skill in oral communication, including public speaking, presentations, conducting effective meetings, and training for a diverse body of individuals
  • Skill in written communication
  • Knowledge of FERPA and ability to maintain confidentiality



Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits:
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 06/20/2022
First Review Date: 07/11/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

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