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Braillist JobID: 56852 Position Type: Closing Date:
11/13/2018 Certified Professional/Braillist Date Posted:
9/13/2018 Department:
Special Education Date Available:
09/13/2018 Location:Area:Job Category: Hattie Mae White Bldg.NorthwestCertified Educational Support Staff Job Code:Contract Type:Months: AC0473None11 Salary Minimum:Salary Maximum: $21,653$27,607
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Job Code: AC0473



Job Family - Academics

JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, develops printed materials for Braille transcription and proofreads all transcribed materials for compliance with Braille codes and references. Creates and produces tactile graphics per established guidelines.


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  1. Transcribes educational materials, applies the Braille technical formatting in accordance with the Braille Rules and Formats Reference Books.
  2. Scans, edits, and prepares printed materials for Braille transcription.
  3. Creates and produces tactile graphics in accordance with the Tactile Graphics Guidelines.
  4. Proofreads and corrects all transcribed materials before embossing.
  5. Embosses transcribed units. Binds Braille materials and distributes to students and/or teachers.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

WORK EXPERIENCE: 6 months to 1 year

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: HTML, Microsoft Office Ability to proofread Braille material preferred.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work and tasks are often straightforward, routine, structured and guided by established policies and procedures. Little, if any, independent judgment is required, outside of making basic choices in the selection and application of established methods. The job receives frequent, ongoing supervision.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on routine matters affecting few individuals and usually within the confines of the job's own department. Specific job activities and results are typically reviewed closely. There are limited requirements for developing new ideas or changes in methods, procedures or services.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Follows rules and procedures. Decisions can have minimal or no impact to HISD. Errors can be readily detected, usually by the employee, and, if made, would result in minor expense for correction.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Basic communication - very little communication required such as receiving basic instructions. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and co-workers in own department.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.