Job Posting: CSB Teaching Assistant - Technology Dept

Department of Education - School for the Blind

CSB Teaching Assistant - Technology Dept

$3,045.50 - $3,812.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This position is Until Filled, but the closing date is 6/30/2023

The Teaching Assistant, Technology Position, acts in support of the technology teacher specialists in the California Education Resource Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CERCBVI) at the California School for the Blind. Key responsibilities target supporting the teaching staff in the technology lab to enhance student learning and support operations in the lab to be as efficient as possible to increase resources directed at student and educational team enhancement.

The incumbent must possess good collaboration skills; the ability to effectively communicate with teachers, supervisor, other CSB staff, students, and the public; sound judgement; observational and analytical skills; electronic spreadsheet and data collection skills; as well as be self-motivated to identify needs and ensure goals are met and assignments are completed in a timely manner without the constant oversight of supervision. The incumbent must be innovative and open-minded to establish new and different processes and policies to support the Education Resource Center’s mission, vision, and goals.

This position can work with students without teacher supervision for up to 90 minutes. This position reports to and is evaluated by the Director of the CERCBVI.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

CSB is located in Fremont, next to California School for the Deaf, and is located on 25 acress. This position is a permanent, full-time, 10-month position, on-campus position. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
CSB Teaching Assistant - Technology Dept
$3,045.50 - $3,812.00

New to the state employees will start at the starting range of the salary scale

This position is a 10-month position and works on an academic calendar (August - June). In addition, it has a 4/5 timebase (32 hours a week) and the salary will be adjusted accordingly. The position also receives a $200 a month Recruitment and Retention amount that added to the paycheck.
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Alameda County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California School for the Blind provides intensive, disability-specific educational services to students who have primary learning needs related to their visual impairment. The school serves as a statewide resource to provide expertise to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and families in evidenced-based assessment, specialized curriculum, cutting-edge research and technology, and innovative models of instruction that prepare students for adult life. The California School for the Blind is under the State Special Schools and Services Division. 

This position is located in Fremont, California


For more information, visit our website at

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Prior to starting employment, this position requires a Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment and or Test (TB), a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Clearance.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Education - School for the Blind
Attn: Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Education - School for the Blind
Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Interested individuals MUST submit a SOQ with their application. The SOQ should have a title of "Statement of Qualifications, Your Name," be no more than 1 page, no smaller than 12-point font, and answer the following:

    - With consideration for the desired qualifications listed and duties as listed in the duty statement, please describe how your professional experience or education qualifies you for this position.

  • Other -
    This position requires an examination which is administered by the California Department of Education.

    Go to; go to the bottom of page, click on the link Jobs at CDE
    Under Career Opportunities, select Examination Bulletins; select Exams with Continuous Filing Dates select T or scroll down to (Teaching Assistant, School for the Blind)
    Select Teaching Assistant, School for the Blind, follow the instructions: Examination Bulletin/ How to Apply for the Examination
    Note, your submission for the examination is separate from your submission to the position. You must complete a separate application to apply for the Teaching Assistant position via your Cal Careers or mail.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
• Flexibility and ability to organize multiple workload priorities and work under pressure;
• Punctuality and good attendance
• Time management;
• Detail oriented;
• Positive attitude;
• Possess good interpersonal skills for public contact;
• Ability to work collaboratively with other staff; work effectively as a team member
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Strong computer skills and proficiency with software applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook;
• Possess good reading, writing, and mathematics skills
• Proficient typing skills
• Initiative, professionalism, and good judgment

Applicant should have the ability to work independently in a well-organized manner; and applicable State laws and regulations


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website, and the CalPERS website. 

CSB is two blocks away form the Fremont Bart Station and there is free parking available on CSB's campus.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry
(510) 936-5587

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Office of Equal Opportunity Director
(916) 445-9174
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail