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Americans with Disability Act Coordinator

By August 5, 2022
  • Full Time
  • 250 M St SE
  • August 19, 2022

DDOT-District of Columbia

Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation, Office of the Director.

The position has primary responsibility for ensuring that all programs, services, activities, and facilities of the agency are accessible and usable by all individuals, as required by the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Title II, and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act: and compliance with equal employment opportunity (EEO) programs requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as the principal ADA Program Compliance Coordinator, Investigator, and program liaison for issues involving a person with disabilities. Monitors and reviews the work and on-site implementation of contractor EEO programs to ensure compliance with EE, Title II (ADA), and Title VI requirements.  Develops methodologies and coordinates agency self-evaluations and prepares written reports of findings. Provides leadership and assistance in the development of internal and external policies, procedures, and workflow processes, as well as the development of web-based reporting, consistent with agency protocols. Discusses issues and provides appropriate advice and assistance to individuals with ADA-related complaints and/or seeking disability-related accommodations. Reviews plans, drawings, and specifications at or before the 30% design phase and provides advice and assistance to agency program managers, engineers, procurement officials, union representatives, and contractors regarding EEO and ADA requirements and coordinates the development of program policies and procedures.

Ensures that District Department of Transportation-related information is readily available on services, accommodations, policies, and demographics relating to a person with disabilities; and works with FHWA Washington Division to make sure all ADA requirements are met. Performs and/or leads a team by conducting on-site monitoring, reviews, inspections, and evaluations of agency internal and external ADA and EEO programs, including companies and corporations that have agency construction contracts, to ensure full compliance with ADA and EEO laws, utilizes applicable presents to identify solutions and develop corrective action plans to remedy discriminatory practices, other noncompliance matters identified and prepares recommendations for enforcement actions.

Qualifications and Education

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is an experience that is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the incumbent must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression. Examples of specialized experience include expert knowledge of the mission, functions, strategic plans, goals, and objectives of DDOT, Office of Contract and Procurement, Civil Rights Division; federally funded OJT and the District Minority Contracting Act 1976, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as it relates to the DDOT Civil Rights Programs, Title VI, State Transportation EEO Programs, Complaint Investigations, and Human Relations Programs.

Licensures and Certifications

None

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is performed in a setting that requires normal safety precautions typical of an office environment, meeting, or training room. The work area is properly lighted, ventilated, and heated.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Varies

Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: CS-301-13

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Non-Union): This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.

Position Designation:  The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening under Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability – Security Sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit checks, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.

Emergency Designation: This position has been designated as an emergency employee position under the provisions of the District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12. As such, your services may be required in emergencies to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operation, food distribution, and communications. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early. Employees are required to work rotating shifts, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Employees are considered emergency personnel and are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

Benefits May Include:

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm for our city. Employee benefits may include Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov.)

· Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership

· Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-  house training available for all DDOT employees

· Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)

· Employer-assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time homebuyers (restrictions apply).

Vaccination Requirement:  The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

To apply for this job email your details to ddot.hr@dc.gov

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