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Assessment Specialist (Student Accessibility Services) - Merritt
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
Date Posted 10/09/2020
Admin-Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance
Salary Salary Range: $4,331 - $5,272/Month, Hiring Range: $4,331 - $4,770/Month - The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience. -  
Employment Type 40 hrs/week 12 month
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.

Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 20.70% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/employer/program-services/summary-pension-act.pdf. For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calpers.com www.calpers.ca.gov/. The CalPERS member handbook is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/about/pubs/member/your-benefits-your-future-school-benefits.pdf., please visit the website at www.calpers.com.  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Job Title

Assessment Specialist (Student Accessibility Services) - Merritt

Time Base

40 hrs/week 12 months/year


Salary Range: $4,331 - $5,272/Month, Hiring Range: $4,331 - $4,770/Month - The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.

Position Type



Student Services/EOPS/DSPS (642)

Job Description Summary

This position is categorically funded.
Continued employment is contingent upon refunding of the position.

Under direction of the Dean of Special Programs and Grants, schedules, plans, administers, and coordinates testing activities for students with disabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Provide mandated testing accommodations to be in compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Provides technical and clerical support for all testing activities.
• Coordinates all student testing activities; and inform DSPS student with test accommodation process and procedures
• Develops testing schedule
• Acts as a liaison and coordinates with instructors and the Disability Services Program to distribute test proctoring information
• Develops and maintains a master calendar for both office planning purposes and sharing with the department.
• Maintains student appointment system for testing.
• Prepares special reports and compiles information as necessary for reporting purposes.
• Maintains student files and other records; may provide assistance with special projects
• Performs routine office duties utilizing word processing, data management and spreadsheets
• Prepares and presents a variety of oral and written reports.
• Monitor campus-wide DSPS legally required testing accommodations for every student in the program.
• Schedule and proctor all DSPS exams campus wide.
• Inform instructors on accommodation requirements and requests for each DSPS
• Provide DSPS students those with sensory, manual or speech impairments resources for exams.
• Make legally required modifications to exams.
• Maintain accurate records, procedural documents and files; prepare correspondence, reports and other documents related to the work performed.
• Retesting of DSPS students per specific needs, as required.
• Communicate information regarding exam requests, deliveries, and completions.
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree AND two years’ experience performing general office work, including records management, and general testing procedures; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of, and proficiency in, the operation and use of personal computers utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and database management software programs (e.g., MS Office Suite, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Access and PowerPoint) and the Internet browser, websites and Email.

3. Experience working with individuals with disabilities.

4. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Demonstrate strong organizational skills.
• Computer programs such as Peoplesoft; SARS appointment scheduling system, and; Student Accommodations Manager (SAM)

Ability to:
• Maintain accurate records.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Work independently with little direction.

Environmental Demands

• Occasional work performed alone
• Constant work around and with people

Other Requirements

• Flexibility or ability to respond to multiple demands

• Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs
• Occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.
• Occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs.
• Occasional twisting of body
• Occasional use of manual dexterity
• Occasional use of tactile acuity
• Occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color
• Frequent work at a rapid pace
• Frequent reaching, high, low, and level
• Frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech
• Frequent visual acuity for reading
• Constant sitting
• Constant use of clear oral communication

Tools & Equipment Used

• Computers and standard office machines and equipment
• Multi-line telephones
• Department-specific equipment

Application Deadline Date

November 9, 2020

Open Date

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