Post Date: 10/07/2019
Close Date: 10/24/2019
United States of America (Exempt)
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
October 24, 2019
Pay Range and Position Type: $59,092.09 - $88,638.75 Annually. This salaried, management position is not eligible for overtime. This recruitment may be used to fill other regular, limited duration, or temporary positions.
Multnomah County, the most populous county in Oregon, is home to approximately 766,135 residents and responsible for providing a wide array of services to our diverse communities in an equitable and inclusive way. At the County, we operate to foster safety, trust and belonging for our community throughout the work, services, and programs we provide. In order for our employees to best serve the people, we recognize that as an organization, we must do better to provide an inclusive work environment for all employees.
As the Disability Resource Specialist, you will be the county’s leading disability equity expert and also work to increase awareness, and provide technical assistance to departments and employees around issues of accessibility and accommodation. As a member of the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Civil Rights Unit, you will develop a collaborative working partnership with HR, the Including Disability in Equity and Access (IDEA) Employee Resource Group, Supervisors/Managers, and the County Attorney’s Office. This position will educate, provide clear communication, strengthen and/or implement and enforce policies that support employees with disabilities, including trainings and other county-sponsored events, considering the full range of disabilities in the workplace. This role will develop a work plan that supports the recommendations of the “Equity and Accomodations for Employees with Disabilities” report. The position also supports Americans with Disability Act policy and procedures, coordinates ADA related grievances and serves as the County’s Title II ADA Coordinator.
Responsibilities in this role will include:
Responding to inquiries and questions from employees, managers, supervisors and provides technical assistance on the ADA accommodations process
Identifying, training and providing support to a designated core group of ADA specialists who are dedicated to supporting employees through the ADA accommodation process
Revising current and/or adopting new policies to draw on Universal Design and embed the practice of Universal Design in all aspects of county policies and practices
Conducting needs assessments to understand the cost and the various types of accommodations necessary for employees at the county.
Working with departmental stakeholders, ensuring ADA compliance for county buildings, services, events, materials, business processes, websites, communication, and resources.
Applying an intersectional approach to all work, considering multiple intersecting identities, and eliminating oppression in the workplace and in communities
Applying trauma-informed and culturally responsive practices to all work
Coordinate ADA related grievances
Serving as a member of the Civil Rights Unit and Office of Diversity and Equity and actively participating in team initiatives to eliminate oppression and bias
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
A Bachelor's Degree - in lieu of a degree, will we consider equivalent years of related experience
Four (4) years of experience providing training and support for people with disabilities
General knowledge of principles and practices of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disability Act and other disability laws.
Knowledge of the needs of and barriers that exist for people with disabilities
Ability to make recommendations on issues that are confidential and sensitive to individuals with disabilities
Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
Direct experience (professional and/or lived) with the ADA Accommodations process
Experience applying an equity lens and targeted universalism in policy, program, and organizational decision making
Experience with Universal Design for Services and/or Education
A project management certification, and/or experience in the principles of project management
Screening and Evaluation
The Application Packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application.
A completed online application.
A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
A cover letter that expands on your resume and addresses:
Why you are interested in this position and how your experience (professional and/or lived) align with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed.
Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.
The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.
Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough criminal records check and reference check.
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.
Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.
+1 (503) 9889033 x89033
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