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Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Construction Management, Human Resources, or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years of experience in ADA/Section 504 compliance, accessibility of programs, services and activities, and physical accessibility for design and construction/barrier removal to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must obtain and maintain certification as Accessibility Plans Examiner from the International Code Council/International Building Council or other accredited school or agency. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.9
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to supervise and manage the activities and staff of the disability affairs unit to ensure Fulton County Government is in compliance with disability and non-discrimination policies, and related regulations.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal disability, accessibility, and non-discrimination laws, policies, and related regulations of all County programs, services, and facilities, including the provision of reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Provides guidance to and consults with the County administrators and employees on the statutes of the ADA: develops, conducts, and reviews training presentations and material, programs and strategies regarding the ADA; develops and updates County policies and procedures as needed; and reviews outside department policies to ensure compliance with applicable legal mandates; identifies appropriate resources and recommends a course of action/guidance to assist County managers/staff in responding to ADA workplace issues;
Provides technical assistance and expertise regarding barrier removal and the physical accessibility of Fulton County owned or leased facilities: addresses inquiries, requests, and complaints of accessibility for the physical facility; conducts site reviews of facilities; drafts site review documents and findings, including technical reference drawings for remediation of access and/or compliance concerns of identified barriers; provide input and direction to design teams and architects for new and renovation construction projects, including design review, site visits during and after construction, and compliance review.
Provides technical assistance and expertise regarding the accessibility of programs, services and activities: receives and reviews ADA related inquiries and grievances; provides responses or makes recommendations for responses as appropriate; develops and implements departmental procedures; ensures service delivery in a non-discriminatory manner; provides guidance to County administration and department staff and external organizations specific to the ADA; makes recommendations for 'best practices for disability related inquiries.
Manages the implementation and facilitation of the Reasonable Accommodation and Effective Communication process: develops and implements procedures by which employees' and applicants' requests are addressed; provides technical assistance, advice, and facilitation to County departments regarding RA and EC requirements; provides alternate formats of communication where necessary; provides information and referrals; maintains confidentiality of all applicable personal, disability, medical or clinician provided information; makes recommendations for reassignment opportunities for employees seeking reasonable accommodation; advises county program/service providers on their responsibilities under the ADA, including the provision of Reasonable Modifications to policies and practices for the general public they serve.
Assists Director on ADA related issues and programs: provides data and reports; drafts initial language for departmental contracts; conducts research and provides documentation; responds to inquires; makes recommendations regarding ADA or EEO investigations, complaints, and resolutions.
Assists in the development and implementation of a County-wide Self Evaluation Plan for ADA compliance: provides guidance and expertise in the planning stages; creates project schedule; drafts Request for Proposal and participates in contract negotiations; coordinates with and oversees contractors; conducts training, including regulations, access to services, program accessibility for service delivery and sensitivity to persons with disabilities; creates a database for the capture of access elements; develops a corrective action plan and Transition Plan for remediation against related deficiencies.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures: maintains an awareness of new procedures, trends, and advances in the industry; reads professional literature; participates in continuing education activities; attends meetings, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes, and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including contracts, EEO and ADA updates and notices, grievances, policies and procedures, and human resources information and data; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including compliance reviews, training presentations, and case files; compiles data for further processing or for use in the preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
Operates or uses various equipment, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains a digital level, door pressure gauge, and other equipment; operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
Communicates with County officials, supervisors, other employees, third-party service contractors, the public, medical personnel, advocacy groups, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review the status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Performs other related duties as required.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place, and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine the necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, assigning, and reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, and evaluating employee job performance.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include the ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include the ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include the ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control, and planning of an entire program or set of programs.