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

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

Salary Range: $72,010 - $92,782 p.a.

Area of Consideration: Agency

Agency: Deparrtment of Human Services

Office of the Director

Opening date: January 14, 2013

Closing Date: January 19, 2013

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Tour of Duty: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday - Friday

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

Duties

Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of the Director. This position functions as ADA Compliance Specialist, responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the DHS' compliance with implementation of ADA Title I and II state and local Government Programs and Services; providing technical assistance to DHS in meeting the requirements of ADA and other related disability rights laws; and investigating complaints of ADA noncompliance or violations of other disability rights laws brought by DHS employees. The incumbent conducts surveys, audits and reviews for Department of Human Services to assure compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Provides technical assistance to all DHS entities in interpretation of provisions of Title I and II of the ADA. Assists in development of DHS' ADA Self Evaluation and annual ADA Implementation Plans. Independently plans and conducts in-depth studies. Identifies problems that concern employment and service delivery and provide reliable solutions after evaluating the impact of alternatives.

Develop enforcement strategies, model investigative or review plans or significant investigative procedures, implement new laws or regulations, or address areas where existing guidelines have been ineffective.

Analyzes and audits operational problems identified through reports, quality reviews, assessments, and various complaints from groups or individuals to determine causes and develops solutions. Participates in the development of effective DHS policies and procedures to facilitate the accomplishment of program goals related to DHS compliance with ADA Title I and II. Communicates information to management for effective evaluation of program operations and milestones.

Develops, maintains, and monitors integrated reporting system (s) affecting ADA Title I and II compliance.

Provides a wide variety of special assignments and projects for the Senior Advisor for Policy and Program Support utilizing expert knowledge of ADA, other disability rights laws and District law and regulations. Provides training to all DHS divisions on the requirements of ADA and other disability rights laws and regulations.

Qualifications

Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

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

Basic Requirements: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

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.

Selective Placement Factor(s): Please respond to the following selective placement factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document.

Selective Placement 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 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: Expert knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to employment (training and recruitment, unemployment, workers' injury compensation, etc.) in order to assure compliance with ADA and other related disability laws.

Ranking Factor #2: Expert knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods to select and apply appropriate techniques in determining the District's compliance with ADA Title I. Ability to analyze, summarize, and report on quantitative and qualitative data with respect to social studies, community need, and/or government information.

Ranking Factor #3: Expert knowledge of, and skill in selecting, adapting and applying investigative methods to alleged violations of ADA Title I as reported by the public.

Ranking Factor #4: Strong communication skills. Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to make recommendations; to make presentations; to interview, mediate and negotiate; to effectively interface with the people with disabilities, in various settings including meeting and on the telephone; and to prepare findings and reports.

Ranking Factor #5: Proficiency in computer applications and internet research.

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

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.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the

Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required

to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide

District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

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

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.

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.

Closing Statement

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

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

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.

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.

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