ADA Comp. Spec. (Human Svcs.)
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Agency: Office of Disability Rights

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS- 1801- 13

Salary Range: $72,010 - $92,782 PA

Area of Consideration: Open to Public

Opening Date: November 30, 2012

Closing Date: December 14, 2012

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Duration of Appointment: Career Service (Permanent)

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

Promotion Potential: None

Tour of Duty: 8:30 am- 5:00 pm; Monday -Friday


Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent will conducts surveys, audits and reviews of all agencies throughout the District of Columbia to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Provides technical assistance to all in the interpretation of aforementioned provisions of the ADA. Participates in the development of District agencies' ADA Self Evaluation and annual ADA Implementation Plans. Develops enforcement strategies, model investigative or review plans, or significant investigative procedure, implement new laws or regulations, or address areas where existing guidelines have been ineffective. Investigates complaints, plans, develops, and conducts program analyses of substantial scale and impact concerning Housing, Education and Human Services aspects of the District's ADA Compliance Program for actual or potential effectiveness in achieving planned goals and objectives. Analyzes pertinent legislative proposals and enactment's, and makes appropriate reporting recommendations to the Director/ Deputy Director. Develops and implements rules, policies, guidelines and procedures to ensure consistent and timely compliance reviews.


Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Education Requirement: It is desirable that the incumbent be a graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Comprehensive knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, requirements of other related disability rights laws and District laws and regulations affecting individuals with disabilities.

Ranking Factor #2: Expert knowledge of, and skill in selecting, adapting and applying investigative methods to alleged violations of ADA housing, education and human services provisions, and Olmstead Compliance Plan, as reported by the public.

Ranking Factor #3: Ability to demonstrate high levels of fact finding and analytical abilities including both deductive and inductive reasoning are mandatory for this position. Skills in effectively presenting information, findings and recommendations in written and oral forms.

Ranking Factor #4: Proficiency in computer and internet research.

Conditions of Employment

Physical Effort: The work is predominately sedentary; however, some walking, standing, stooping, bending, light lifting and use of public transportation may be encountered.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Residency Requirement

Residency Requirement: This position is subject to the Residency Requirement. Any person appointed to this position shall be a bona fide resident at the time of appointment, or become a bona fide District resident within a 180 days from the effective date of the appointment, and shall maintain District residency for the duration of the appointment. Failure to establish or maintain District residency shall result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Closing Statement

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

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.