DAS employs students and staff members to help provide accommodations for students with disabilities. All of the employment opportunities at DAS are listed on OSU Jobs. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with DAS!

Part-time Professional Employment

DAS hires American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters and Typewell Transcribers to provide accommodations for students in OSU classes.

For additional information about positions available for transcribers and interpreters, please visit the links below.

Student Employment

Our student workers are very important to the work we do. They caption videos, create accessible electronic textbooks, proctor exams, and take notes, along with myriad other responsibilities. Below are some of the most common student positions at DAS.

  1. Student Worker - Accessible Formats
  2. Student Worker - Alternative Testing Services
  3. Testing Proctor
  4. Notetaker

Student Worker - Accessible Formats

The main responsibility of a student worker in Accessible Formats is to create accessible content for students with disabilities. This may include caption media and create accessible text out of books and other content. This position also includes delivering and setting up computer equipment as needed. The students in Accessible Formats report to the Assistive Technology Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with faculty and students to create accessible content such as captioned media and accessible text content.
  • Track and update the DAS database on a daily basis
  • Deliver and set up computer equipment as needed
  • Maintain a consistent and dependable work schedule
  • Support other DAS programs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Use a computer to word process, access database information, email, and search the internet
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong English and grammar skills
  • Work well independently and as a team member
  • Problem-solve in stressful, complex situations
  • Work in a hectic, noisy, and fast-paced environment
  • Effectively work with diverse populations
  • Maintain confidentiality

Download and print the DAS Student Employment Application.


Student Worker - Alternative Testing Services

The purpose of the DAS office is to provide equal access to higher education for students with disabilities. The services are designed to be supportive, ensure compliance, and promote the development of student self-advocacy skills while maintaining fundamental academic and technical standards. DAS's services and personnel interactions are designed to be purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and celebrative. The Alternative Testing Student Worker reports to the Testing Center Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Pick up and drop off exams
  • Organize and maintain proctor files and testing services paperwork
  • Provide procedural and technical assistance to DAS students, proctors and OSU faculty/staff that interact with Alternative Testing Services
  • Input and update testing information in database
  • Work effectively with other departments on campus
  • Assist with training and monitoring testing proctors
  • Other duties as assigned including assisting with other DAS services as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Use a computer to word process, access database information, email, and the internet
  • Detail-oriented
  • Learn and train others on a variety of assistive technology
  • Work well independently and as a team member
  • Maintain a consistent and dependable work schedule
  • Problem-solve in stressful, complex situations
  • Work in a hectic, noisy, and fast-paced environment
  • Maintain confidentiality

Download and print the DAS Student Employment Application.


Testing Proctor

Testing Proctors report to the Testing Center Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Follow proctor policies and procedures to administer scheduled exams
  • Organize proctor files and monitor testing environment
  • Pick up and drop off exams
  • Notify Testing Center Coordinator of any issues or problems
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Detail-oriented
  • Learn and train others on a variety of assistive technology
  • Work well independently and as a team member
  • Maintain a consistent and dependable work schedule
  • Problem-solve in stressful, complex situations
  • Work in a hectic, noisy, and fast-paced environment
  • Maintain confidentiality

Download and print the DAS Student Employment Application.


Notetaker

Notetakers are independent contractors hired under the direction of the Notetaking Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Keep in contact with assigned student through email
  • Take accurate and legible notes
  • Attend class daily
  • If class is missed, obtain a copy of the class notes for the student
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Update contact information using DAS Online Services
  • Enter your CRNs each term online in order to be matched to a student
  • Electronically sign the Notetaker Contract and Invoice(s) each term
  • Notify Notetaking Coordinator of any issues or problems

Click here to sign up to be a notetaker using DAS Online Services. Visit our Notetaker information page for more information.

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Page Updated 10/2014