Utah State University

Program Coordinator/Technician - Salt Lake City

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/22/2020 6:24 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based upon experience with excellent benefits


The Program Coordinator/Technician (Engineering Technician III) is a full-time (40 hours per week) benefited position located in Salt Lake City. Supervision is through the Utah Assistive Technology Program located within the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.


Job Location: Judy Ann Buffmire Building, 1595 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works directly with individuals with disabilities, professionals from statewide disability-related organizations, OTs, PTs and other medical professionals to ensure the proper evaluation of clients’ needs and the customizing and fitting of mobility and various types of assistive technology equipment. Seek external assistance when required for more complex mobility needs.
  • Assesses the functionality of donated, used mobility equipment. Scraps/recycles mobility equipment that cannot be refurbished and organize and store usable parts. Cleans, sanitizes and refurbishes used mobility equipment. Seeks to continually expand knowledge and technical reference materials to enhance refurbishing operations.
  • Delivers and picks up mobility equipment in the areas between Ogden and Provo, Utah. Transports scrap materials to recycling facilities, purchases program supplies using program vehicle. 
  • Overall responsibility for the safe and effective implementation of all program objectives. 
  • Responsible for communication with all outside agencies, vendors, and organizations and ensures that all communications and services provided are done in a timely, effective, and professional manner.
  • Works to create, develop and improve working relationships with outside disability-related organizations to better achieve program objectives and to expand the services that the program can provide.
  • Manages all program resources and supervises the daily operation of the program.
  • Provides effective supervision to part-time employees and volunteers. Works to continually improve and streamline processes to better provide services to people with disabilities. Oversees data management, paperwork, and reporting processes and ensure accuracy and timely completion.
  • Maintains, cleans and organizes all areas of the work environment to ensure efficient and effective work processes and to better enhance the public’s perception of the program and its ability to offer services to people with impaired mobility.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree plus two years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of work and education. 
  • Mechanical repair background preferred with knowledge of basic power tools, hand tools and basic electronics.
  • Strong customer service experience and a proven ability to positively interact with outside agencies, vendors, and clients in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to fluently speak, read and write in the English language is required. Spanish language skills are a plus.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to organize and inventory equipment and tools.
  • Solid PC skills, especially with Microsoft Office suite and experience with computer data entry and inventory spread sheets.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities and mobility equipment is preferred.
  • Honesty and excellent ethics required. Experience successfully dealing with money and monetary transactions required. Strong ability to multi-task and be proactive.
  • Self-initiative and the ability to work well with limited supervision.
  • Ability to do research and to stay on top of upcoming assistive technology products to make appropriate recommendations to clients.
  • Must be able to go to different locations to pick up equipment following the University Vehicle Use Policy.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Names and Contact Information for 3 References to be entered in the Candidate Profile 

3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application



**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based upon experience with excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. Employee is often required to lift heavy equipment (up to 50-65 pounds), stand for long periods of time (6-8 hours per day), climb a ladder, kneel, bend and use good manual dexterity.

College/Department Highlights

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The CPD has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.


The CPD is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization. We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work. We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.


CPD Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.


CPD Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.

We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion.


We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.


We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.


CPD Funding Statement

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the CPD are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the CPD with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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