Fresno State campus

Testing Accommodation Assistant (SSP IB)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals
Position Description

Testing Accommodation Assistant

(Student Services Professional IB)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $4,066 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,066 - $5,752 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, this position provides assistance with mandated academic accommodations of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) for students with disabilities, both on campus and at distance learning sites.

Such services and activities may include providing information and guidance to students; evaluating student needs and assisting with coordinating and administering, events, and projects; advocating the needs of students and providing support and assistance to students facing a variety of personal as well as institutional problems, questions and challenges.

It also includes providing assistance with accommodations for standardized tests offered on the campus. As the position is responsible for the handling and administration of classroom examinations with integrity and confidentiality on a daily basis, it requires the incumbent to function at a high level of reliability, judgment and discretion. It requires direct communication with the student with disabilities and faculty to provide accommodations. In addition, the Testing Accommodations Assistant will support the Lead Interpreter and Communications Coordinator for the provision of interpreting and real time captioning services for students and other campus programs by request.


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the basic principles and trends pertaining to the delivery of services to students with disabilities.
  • Working knowledge of procedures and practices related to service delivery to students with disabilities in post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Knowledge of computer office systems and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems, and software packages (Microsoft Office Suite, Google apps, databases).
  • Ability to learn, interpret, apply, and clearly communicate established disability related procedures, policies, instructions to students.
  • Ability to organize a large volume of academic test accommodations with accuracy, efficiency, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to organize and plan for efficient handling of work and projects that involve multiple priorities.
  • Ability to relate skillfully and respectfully to diverse students with varying disabilities, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, campus, and community individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within the SSD office.
  • Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough solutions.
  • Ability to productively solve conflicts due to misunderstandings.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, confidential student files.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize and present information and ideas in written or presentation form.
  • Ability to plan and maintain student assistant budget.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to group meetings and clearly express ideas and recommendations.
  • Ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of campus organization, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to the delivery of services to students with disabilities.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job‑related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year‑for‑year basis.
  • Equivalent of one year of experience in professional student services work at the entry trainee level. Equivalent amounts of graduate level job‑related education may be substituted for the required experience.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Ability to analyze situations, determine appropriate courses of action and appropriately apply policies in pressured situations.
      • Ability to analyze and determine the most efficient methods of delivering academic testing accommodation services to students.


Department Summary

The mission of Services for Students with Disabilities is to facilitate inclusion by strengthening partnerships with the campus community to eliminate barriers and raise disability awareness. By doing so, students with disabilities will have an equal opportunity to reach academic success.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by January 21, 2024 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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