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Job #1301009

Specialist, OSD

Job #1301009
This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.

Position Information

Location Northridge
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Position Focus Students with Disabilities
Salary $2,879-$3,599/Monthly
FLSA Status Exempt
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Job Purpose

To provide academic advising and related student support services in the  Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Reports To

OSD Coordinator

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists with recruiting prospective students by participating in College Connection program, including kick-off, admissions, advising, tours, and follow up.
  2. Provides information on services available through OSD.
  3. Conducts intake interviews, gathers disability documentation. Under the supervision, determines program eligibility and identifies/approves accommodation needs.
  4. Assists OSD Coordinator in maintaining updated student information in departmental database and case management files.
  5. Ensures implementation of appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities and monitors the effectiveness of the accommodations.
  6. Provides information pertaining to and upholds disability related rights and responsibilities applicable under federal and state law.
  7. Disseminates information, makes appropriate referrals and assists in coordinating services with disability service organizations, state and federal agencies, physical and mental health professionals, college academic departments, and other academic institutions. Maintains collaborative/consultative relationship with college personnel and local agencies.
  8. Advises students on various aspects of college programs such as majors, course selection, transferability, and prerequisites for degree plans to prospective and current students with disabilities on Texas Success Initiatives (TSI)..
  9. Assists students with the admissions and registration process.
  10. Reviews transcripts, authorizes and interprets test scores and other information for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and completes student TSI plans.
  11. Documents and inputs data regarding advising sessions into computer system; replies to e-mails and telephone calls regarding program or course issues.
  12. Disseminates information on the enrollment process, including admissions, financial aid, and assessment, advising, and transferring.
  13. Facilitates workshops and seminars in support of recruitment and retention.
  14. May perform assessment tests, present new student orientation, or other special projects to support recruitment and retention.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • College admissions procedures, programs, and courses.
  • Physical and mental disabilities and possible accommodations.
  • Disability services organizations and functions.
  • Multicultural education programs and systems.
  • Student database systems.


  • Disability related laws and adaptive technology.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Maintaining an established work schedule.
  • Effectively communicating with persons with disabilities.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including use of tact and diplomacy.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
  • Disseminating complex information.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

Computer Skills


  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and manual dexterity.
  • Work is routinely performed in office environments

Work Experience


  • One year work experience in academic advising, or related work in a disability service environment.


  • Two or more years related work experience in adult disability services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in ASL/Sign Language and English/Spanish.



  • Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation, special education, or disability related services, or related area.


  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

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