Technical Writer/Describer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Information Technology
Teaching and Learning with Technology, IT Accessibility Team
Full/Part Time:


The Information Technology Accessibility Team, a sub-unit of Teaching and Learning with Technology, is seeking an individual to assist in production of alternative documents for students with visual disabilities. Duties will include describing technical diagrams, video images and still images; converting equations to MathML, and creating tactile versions of some charts and diagrams. Time permitting, this person may also assist in maintaining and developing online information on website relating to providing accessibility in technology for students, faculty and staff with disabilities. We are flexible in work hours and location, but some meetings will take place during business hours. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about digital technologies in depth. Good communication skills are required, and the ideal candidate will have experience with using digital publication tools such as WordPress. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. A writing sample may be requested as part of the interview process.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088