ADA Compliance Officer

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • Torrance, Ca
  • December 16, 2020

Website El Camino College

El Camino College

ADA COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Req: C2021-005

Division: PURCHASING & RISK MANAGEMENT

Close Date: December 16, 2020 3pm PST

Complete job description and application available online at: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_classified

BASIC FUNCTION

The ADA Compliance Officer oversees District policies, procedures, and standards for a comprehensive accessibility compliance program for individuals with temporary and permanent disabilities. This position resolves complaints concerning compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and enforces accessibility from a physical and programmatic standpoint. This position reports to the Director of Purchasing and Risk Management.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Develops, implements, evaluates, and enforces District policies, procedures, services, practices, and standards related to ADA and accessibility compliance obligations in such areas as public communications, informational resources, facilities design, equipment purchases, public events/meetings, information technology, transportation, employment, and the workers compensation return-to-work program.

Facilitates timely, thorough, and good faith interactive processes for employees and applicants with disabilities. Ensures that employees/applicants are informed of the full array of available options during an interactive process. Prepares, maintains, and ensures proper and timely documentation of all required communications, records, and reports related  to  the  interactive  and  reasonable  accommodations  process  (i.e.,  medical questionnaires  documenting  functional  limitations;  communications  with  medical providers  identifying  job  impacts;  evaluations  from  third-party  case  managers determining  fitness for duty, etc.) Follows-up  on temporary accommodation plans, medical notes, and employees who are out on leave and returning to work from leave. Ensures all HIPAA, FERPA, and privacy laws are followed.

Provides guidance and/or remediation in  relation to Sections 504 and  508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Reviews a wide range of products, content, and materials to ensure compliance with Sections 504 and/or 508 accessibility standards, including Web Content Accessibility  Guidelines  (WCAG).  Provides  recommendations  for  remediation  and/or mitigates problems by fixing identified accessibility issues when possible.

Establishes and maintains prompt and thorough procedures for, investigations of, and responses to complaints, grievances, inquiries, and requests from employees, the general public, and enforcement authorities (i.e., OCR) regarding accessibility concerns, physical and/or  programmatic  barriers,  and  general  ADA  compliance  issues.  Implements corrective actions. Monitors progress through timely communications and follow-up interactions. Maintains correspondence and documentation of cases filed, resolved, and pending resolution.

Coordinates with Facilities to monitor and review any construction, building designs, or modifications of District facilities to ensure compliance with ADA regulations. Makes recommendations. Develops, communicates, and coordinates transitional plans with all parties involved when structural changes are necessary. Ensures follow-through and completion of accessibility design work. Conducts periodic ADA-related surveys in order to address architectural barriers.

Coordinates with Purchasing to obtain special equipment, materials, or supplies for implementing  reasonable  accommodations  or  improving  public  access.  Reviews purchasing agreements and risk management contracts pertaining to accessibility to ensure ADA compliance.

Coordinates with Event Operations to review plans for special events and other public programs/meetings so that accessibility is barrier-free. Recommends accommodations and/or  alternate  formats  to  staff  coordinating  events  to  ensure  that  appropriate arrangements are made in advance.

Coordinates with ITS and other departments to review software programs and adaptive technologies  to  ensure  products  and  services  sufficiently  support  504  and/or  508 accessibility and overall ADA compliance. Researches and recommends access/adaptive technology or other alternative solutions that meet ADA regulations and requirements.

Coordinates with a wide range of other campus departments and divisions (within Academic Affairs, Student Services, Human Resources, President’s Office) to ensure non- discrimination for persons with disabilities and accessibility to District programs, services, information, and facilities. Assists divisions, departments, and units to incorporate access needs into their comprehensive planning process when applicable.

Designs,  publicizes,  and  conducts  educational  programs  and  trainings  to  increase campus-wide knowledge and  understanding of ADA policy, issues, and  compliance responsibilities  among  employees,  contractors,  vendors,  and  community  members. Tailors information to target audience.

Prepares reports and presentations related to ADA issues as assigned.

Participates on college committees as the subject matter expert on accommodations, facility design, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, and accessibility.

Establishes  and  maintains  appropriate  network  of  professional  contacts.  Maintains currency  of  legislative  changes  affecting  ADA  and  other  accessibility  compliance regulations.  Analyzes  the  effects  of  any  changes  and  makes  recommendations  to management.

Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) for Clery Act reporting requirements. Maintains up-to-date certification for CSA status.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of full-time equivalent work experience  in  coordinating  and  implementing  ADA  compliance  and  accommodation programs. Current ADA Coordinator Training Certification or willingness to obtain and maintain current certification while employed with the District is required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, guidelines related to accessibility and civil rights compliance for individuals with disabilities.

Knowledge of and experience with WCAG 2 accessibility standards and guidelines.

Knowledge of innovative, workable solutions to complex and sensitive problems. Knowledge or experience working in an institution of higher education is desirable. Knowledge  of  FEHA,  FMLA,  leaves,  and  other  laws  impacting  access  and  non- discrimination.

Knowledge of Titles I, II, and III of the ADA.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and experience working with historically and systemically marginalized populations while maintaining a supportive atmosphere.

Abilities/Skills:

Skilled at evaluating, assessing, and resolving accessibility issues to wide-ranging types of facilities, programs, and services.

Skilled at providing effective and engaging training programs.

Skilled at reading, interpreting, and abiding by collective bargaining agreements. Skilled at fact finding and investigative methods, practices, and procedures.

Skilled at designing and managing a centralized in-take and documentation system. Ability to facilitate the resolution of grievances/complaints related to ADA compliance. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing complex information into understandable formats.

Ability to analyze situations holistically and identify problems and risks.

Ability to anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain productive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Ability to understand and interpret technical documents (i.e., contracts, building plans, etc.)

Licenses or Other Requirements:

Valid California Driver License required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work performed primarily indoors.

Overnight travel may be required periodically.

Mobility to various locations both on-campus and off-campus.

Work requiring positioning of self to evaluate physical accommodations.

Stationary work for extended periods of time to process paperwork and input data. Communications done in person, over the phone, or via video conference.

SALARY: $109,524.00 ANNUALLY

*Salary increases are granted on the first day of the month following each year of service, until step 6 is reached.

Employees contribute 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement

System (PERS).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Full-time, 12-month classified administrative position. Excellent fringe benefits including eight 32-hour work weeks during the summer. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject  to  verification  of  all  information  provided  on  the  employment  application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

TO APPLY

Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_classified

2) Resume – Resumes are NOT accepted in place of any part of the application and you should complete all sections of the application even if the entries duplicate information on your resume.

3) Cover Letter in word format describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

4) Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications if applicant holds one. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as  ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within  the  USA.   For  information  on  transcript  evaluation  services,  please  visit:  HYPERLINK http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

Applicants  with  disabilities  requiring  special  accommodations  must  contact  Human

Resources   at   least   five   (5)   working   days   prior   to   the   final   filing   date: https://elcamino.formstack.com/forms/reasonable_accommodation_requestform

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing  date. Failure to do so will result  in  an  incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3479 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by email:    hr@elcamino.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

* Previous employment performed in a different public retirement system may allow eligibility to continue in the same retirement system.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, El Camino College has published  Annual  Security Reports and all required  statistical  data, which  can be found on the Police Department  webpage at http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/police/cleryact/index.aspx. These publications include Clery crime statistics for the previous three years relevant to El Camino College classes and activities, in addition to institutional policies concerning campus safety and security. The information is also available in printed form in the lobby of the Police Department and in select locations on campus. Upon request, the Campus Police Department can provide or mail out copies of this publication. Contact them at 310-660-3100.

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

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