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Digital Rights Specialist

State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN,US

Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.



At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.



About the Indiana Educational Resource Center:



The Indiana Educational Resource Center (IERC), located on the campus of ISBVI, is a statewide, centralized repository of braille, large print, and specialized aids and equipment for the education of students who are blind and visually impaired, as well as the distribution of digital file formats to students with documented print disabilities. The IERC provides Accessible Educational Materials to students in the local education agencies per their Individualized Educational Plans.



Salary:



This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $53,222. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Role Overview:



The Digital Services Specialist manages the distribution of Accessible Educational Materials (AEMs) for students with documented print-disabilities. You will collaborate with other staff to deliver producs and services related to the AEMs.



This role requires that you know how to:

Maintain copyright assurance for digital files.

Convert materials using file conversion software.

Utilize assistive technology.

A Day in the Life:



The essential functions of this role are:

Oversee and manage the functions of the state Digital Rights Management (DRM) database.
Implement established policies and procedures to ensure the timely distribution of AEM statewide.
Work with digital files: downloading, converting, and disseminating to multiple devices.
Provide technical assistance loading digital files on Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops.
Process online orders for digital files.
Monitor and maintain data on online orders.
Collect and compile data and reports required.
Assist users with technical issues or questions related to digital files.
Communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with patrons, peers, and management, via phone and email.
Provide technical assistance and hands-on instruction with all functions of the online ordering system and walk patrons through an online ordering process.
Work with web page content and structure.
Write and revise user documentation.
Analyze and convert technical instructions to materials that non-technical users can understand.
Comprehend and carry out technical and non-technical instructions and requests.


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What You'll Need for Success:



Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field preferred.
Experience with AEM and assistive technology.
Experience with the accessibility features of devices such as IOS, Android, Chromebook, and Windows.
Moderate knowledge and skills in using various applications and equipment for accessibility in a school setting.
2-5 years working in the field of accessible educational materials, preferred.
2-5 years working with students who have print disabilities per IDEA legislation, preferred.
Experience with installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining student assistive devices and software, preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:



The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes:

Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
150 hours of paid new parent leave
Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
Education Reimbursement Program
Group life insurance
Referral Bonus program
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Free Parking for most positions
Free LinkedIn Learning access



Equal Employment Opportunity:



The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.



If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at jobs@spd.IN.gov.



The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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