Employment Opportunities

  • Autism2Work

    Autism2Work is hiring multiple service desk analysts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In order to be considered for this role, candidates must have a diagnosis which is on the Autism Spectrum. These are long-term openings that include hourly rate, 401k, and full medical benefits. High school diploma required, associate or bachelor's degree in information science, computer science, or related field is preferred.  Previous experience in IT is a plus!

    This ground-breaking initiative employs IT professionals that have been affected by autism. In order to be considered for this role, candidates must have a diagnosis which is on the autism spectrum.

    In this role, the service desk analyst is tasked with receiving and analyzing service requests (“tickets”) to ensure that submitter has the proper authority for the requested service or system. After determining permissions, they would complete the request in accordance to defined procedures. The service desk analyst will have the ability to update, create, or delete user access across multiple systems and platforms. The ability to remain focused while utilizing multiple systems simultaneously us paramount for this position.

    Technical Requirements

    • Creation of IDs for non-employees
    • Access management across platforms that we support; RACF; LDAP; Active Directory; Data Custodianship; etc.
    • Definition of groups within active directory
    • Definition of file permissions within active directory/LDAP
    • Mainframe resource and rule maintenance (RACF)
    • Secondary auth ID creation
    • Management of Security Request Management queue—assignments and workflow to designed data custodians; including Incident and Request ITSM.
    • Knowledge of incident management best practices
    • Access management on enterprise roles
    • Batch processing/JCL
    • Knowledge of Incident management best practices
    • Exposure to DB2 and Oracle databases and queries
    • Help desk level experience of active directory administration support
    • Access administration using RACF (Highly recommended)

    Key Competencies

    • Work independently to complete request and complete the minimum number of tickets a day
    • Possess the ability to work in a team environment and support others in the completion of assigned work
    • Able to work independently to complete requests and complete the minimum tickets per day
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via verbal and written communication
    • Ability to learn and operate several systems simultaneously in order to complete a request

    To Apply: Send your resume directly to Autism2Work@cai.io.

    Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

    Bender Consulting Services, Inc. specializes in recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities for competitive employment opportunities in the public and private sectors. Positions include careers in information technology, finance, accounting, human resources, engineering, nursing, law, and other general business areas.

    President and CEO Joyce Bender is the host of the international web-based talk show Disability Matters with Joyce Bender. A person with epilepsy and a hearing loss, she has dedicated her life to furthering the employment and empowerment of people with disabilities. Bender received the New Freedom Initiative Award under the Bush Administration and the President’s Award from President Clinton.

    For more information and to see current positions, please visit Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

    American Association of People with Disabilities

    Since 2002, the AAPD Summer Internship Program has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. Each summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully accessible housing

    At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in a one-week orientation session to learn about AAPD and the disability rights movement, meet the other interns, and participate in a variety of engaging workshops and events. As part of the AAPD network, interns also receive opportunities to attend events on Capitol Hill, conferences, community events, briefings, and more

    Any undergraduate student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate from a US college or university who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply.

    For more information about applying for a summer AAPD internship, piease visit the American Association of People with Disabilities.

    BroadFutures

    Who BroadFutures Serves

    • Young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 with learning disabilities.
    • Young adults who are transitioning from high school to higher education, taking a break from their educational pursuits, or focusing on workforce skills.
    • Young adults who:
      • Possess a high school diploma or will be earning one prior to the start of the program;
      • Have a documented learning disability;
      • Are motivated to be a part of the program;
      • Are responsive to direction and able to work at a consistent pace.

    BroadFutures’ Program 

    • Training:
      • Two weeks of training before internship including:
        • Appropriate etiquette and communication in the workplace
        • Roleplaying with drama for interviews and effective workplace skills
        • Presentations from workforce experts
        • Yoga and mindfulness
        • Highly individualized support, with a student to staff ratio of 5:1
      • Friday trainings during Internship
        • Reinforce skills learned in training and roleplay areas for effective workplace performance and improvement
    • Mentoring:
      • Goal setting before program and monitoring of goals during program
      • Supporter and liaison between intern, employer, and BroadFutures
    • Internships:
      • 7–11 week paid internships at professional offices
      • 20 hours a week, Monday through Thursday

    For more information about applying for a BroadFutures internship, please visit BroadFutures.

    Disability:IN 

    Disability:IN NextGen Initiatives consists of two programs: the Mentorship Exchange and the Talent Accelerator programs. Both programs connect college/university students and recent graduates with disabilities to experienced professionals, from Disability:IN partner companies, for a supportive relationship and sessions focused on providing insights into effective job search and career development strategies. You can apply for the Mentorship Exchange or the Talent Accelerator or both programs.

    For more information, please visit Disability:IN.

    Summer Internships in Commonwealth Agencies and Departments

    Looking for a summer internship? Are you in your second or third year of study? Consider applying for an internship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! For more information, please visit the Commonwealth of PA Internships.