CUNY Disability Accommodation Specialist, Level 1 (Center for Students with Disabilities: York College/CUNY) in Queens, New York


This class of positions provides various services to disabled students. There are two assignment levels within this class. The following are typical tasks within this class of positions. Employees may perform other related duties for the purpose of providing support services to disabled students. Depending upon the needs of service, the duties of this position may require the use of one's own automobile in the performance of official duties; moreover, these duties may be performed on campus or at the student's home. Positions report to the College Director of Disabled Student Services, or equivalent. Upon application to the University Personnel Director, a college may utilize this title for persons who are to provide similar services to disabled employees.

Assignment Level I

  • Serve as a test accommodations proctor at various examinations to ensure administrative coordination with the appropriate faculty member.

  • Assists with the recording, note taking, and videotaping of classes, lectures, and other academic presentations, assisting faculty and staff as appropriate.

  • Serve as reader, note-taker, or transcriber for disabled students; also serve as lab assistant as required.

  • Visit student's home to ferry instructional materials between home and campus; insure hook-ups of special equipment at student's home.

  • Provide technical support to participating faculty members so as to facilitate the delivery of services to disabled students.

  • Maintain liaison with departments or other administrators overseeing tutors, and coordinate available college tutoring services so that the needs of the student may be fulfilled.

  • Maintain financial need criteria on projects participants, making appropriate referrals to the applicable state-sponsoring agencies.

  • Coordinate services available to students that deal with the anxiety, dysfunctional organizational patterns and the like.

Assignment level II

  • Conduct individual academic and programmatic needs assessments and evaluations for disabled students.

  • Develop individual specialized educational plans to enable students to attain their full academic potential.

  • Identify student disabilities, and then determine and provide those compensatory learning techniques that are appropriate to the student's needs.

  • Serve as assistive technology specialist; provide the appropriate individualized assistive accommodations for disabled students.

  • Coordinate the provision of remedial activities appropriate to the needs and capacities of the student.

  • Provide assistance in course review and selection so as to encourage students to satisfy academic requirements of their program of study.

  • Provide career development service and support with an acknowledgement of student disabilities so as to assist students in achieving career goals; provide disability-related advisement and accommodation planning for students; maintain liaison with medical professionals regarding the nature of student disabilities and appropriate accommodations.


Disability Accommodation Specialist




York College/CUNY, located in southeastern Queens, is seeking a Disability Accommodations Specialist--Level 1. The Center for Students with Disabilities is part of the Division of Student Development.

The successful candidate should expect to perform the following tasks:

  • Coordinate testing and facilitate exam proctoring for all students who take exams within the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

  • Coordinate testing services for students with disabilities to include scheduling of exams, scheduling of proctors, readers, and scribes, assisting with interviewing and hiring of proctors, readers, and scribes, and receiving and delivering exams to the departments/professors.

  • Provide reports based on service delivery, usage, and testing accommodations accessed and provided.

  • Create tracking systems, such as an excel spreadsheet, for scheduled exams in order to keep track of students’ scheduled exams and for reporting purposes.

  • Serve as a liaison among CSD, faculty, and students to communicate with faculty and staff in multiple departments regarding students’ needs and testing accommodations that include rescheduling and conflicts.

  • Assist with assistive technology services to help provide the appropriate individualized assistive accommodations for students with disabilities.

  • Provide training and orientation seminars for students, faculty/staff, and other campus community members around testing accommodations.


Assignment Level I

An associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and two years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.

Assignment Level II

A baccalaureate degree from and accredited institution of higher education, and four years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.


The following skills are highly preferred:

  • Experience supporting individuals with disabilities

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding disability access and compliance

  • Experience with current technology including but not limited to: Mac & PC Platforms, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS, Kurzweil 1000, Zoomtext, & Blackboard

  • Effective oral and written communication skills


New hire: $32,592.* CUNY Incumbent: $36,830 *---This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Closing Date - November 16, 2016


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: York College

Job Title: Disability Accommodation Specialist, Level 1 (Center for Students with Disabilities: York College/CUNY)

Job ID: 15687

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular