Accessibility Specialist – Disability Services

Accessibility Specialist – Disability Services

Requisition ID: req1116

Disability Services

Campus: SY-Sylvania Campus

Employment Type
Academic Prof – Full Time

Best Consideration Date

Position Summary

Portland Community College’s Disability Services Office is looking for an Accessibility Specialist to join our team.  Under the direction of the Disability Services Director, the Accessibility Specialist plans and facilitates the implementation of appropriate accommodations, auxiliary aids and support services for students with disabilities. The Specialist also interprets and ensures PCC’s compliance with local, state and federal laws as they apply to disability and post-secondary educational environments and functions as a resource for staff and faculty throughout the college by providing technical assistance and guidance on how to accommodate and ensure equal access for students.

If this sounds like an important role you would like to play for Portland Community College, please review the job posting below and apply today!

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Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.

Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Student centered approach that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion, development, and growth
  • Demonstrated knowledge of disability laws and regulations, including the ADA as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Knowledge of information and communication technologies, including computer systems, mobile devices, and assistive technologies, coupled with ability to articulate the benefits/drawbacks to students
  • Experience developing and facilitating learning opportunities – especially those related to working with faculty on proactive design
  • Experience managing large scale accessibility projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with advanced alternate format techniques such as tactile graphic creation, audio description, and accessible STEAM content

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Rehabilitation, or related field (NOTE: Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating disability documentation, including psychoeducational, psychological and medical evaluations; assessing medical and technical evaluations for disability accommodations; developing and presenting in-service training
  • Experience working directly with student/adults who experience disability

Position Grade

Starting Salary Expectations
$56,939 to $60,992 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range
$56939 to $98729 Annual Salary


PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee’s Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP.  PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:  (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
  • 1 day of sick leave per month
  • 11 holidays
  • 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work is performed in an office environment. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Incumbents may travel to businesses or college fairs requiring the use of a personal vehicle.


Minimal physical effort is required.  Learned physical skill is required to perform keyboarding.

Background Check Required: Yes

As an AA/EEO institution, PCC continues to promote staff diversity. Minorities, women, veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation will be considered in compliance with the ADA.

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