The Senior Assistive Technology Specialist is responsible for coordination of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Accessibility Program and delivery of Assistive Technology evaluations, demonstrations and supporting educational programs.
A successful candidate will have educational and work experiences with assistive technology evaluation and assessment processes and the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification from RESNA. Further, candidates with prior training and experience working with PII, PHI, and/or HIPAA protocols are preferred.
As part of our team, you will help shape customer experiences by planning, developing and managing assistive technology customer engagements, including evaluations, demonstrations, and events. All work must include attention to detail and reviewing content for accuracy and conformity to government standards and guidelines.
Must have at least 5 years of experience conducting Assistive Technology needs assessments. Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills are required. Must be team-oriented with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to follow directions and produce consistent and accurate work under the pressure of deadlines. Must possess the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will be extremely creative, proactive, energetic and comfortable working with others.
While this position will not have direct reports, one must exhibit the skills to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, the ability to build healthy and sustainable relationships and the capability to interact within all levels of the organization.??
This part-time position is expected to work approximately 75 hours per month.
Demonstrate and educate individuals regarding Assistive Technology hardware and software for people with disabilities.
Research and report on developing trends in Assistive Technology and recommend new equipment or technology.
Research, plan and coordinate accessibility programs and/or events.
Utilize Salesforce Service Cloud to track all work activities.
Follow a standardized process to create Assistive Technology Evaluation reports.
Support other agency requirements as they relate to Sections 501, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Support USDA Reasonable Accommodation Managers in the interactive process and within required timeframes.
Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification or similar credential
Passion to help others
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently and meet aggressive deadlines
Ability to work independently, self-starter
Ability to work with technical teams and internal teams to ensure client success
Additional Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Experience working with Federal program(s) preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other web-based and job specific software applications required.
Proficiency in Salesforce preferred.
About ForwardWorks Consulting, LLC
ForwardWorks Consulting provides disability inclusion, digital accessibility, reasonable accommodation and return to work services. We have successfully managed assistive technology center, reasonable accommodations, training, information technology research, branding, media and mentoring projects.
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