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Access Specialist

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

JOB INFORMATION

Agency Name: Massachusetts Office on Disability

Pay Title: Program Coordinator I

Functional Title: Access Specialist

Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time with Full Benefits Package

Bargaining Unit: NAGE 6

Shift: Day

Number of Vacancies: 1

City/Town Location: Boston

AGENCY DESCRIPTION:

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) was created in 1981 under M.G.L. Chapter 6 Section 185. The primary mission of MOD is to ensure the full and equal participation of all people with disabilities in all aspects of life by working to advance legal rights, maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and accessibility in a manner that fosters dignity and self-determination. It is the state advocacy agency that serves people with disabilities of all ages.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists in the coordination of the daily operations of the Community Services Program. Provides technical assistance, training, and policy guidance on disability laws through in person meetings and/or trainings, telephone, email and written correspondence. Performs other duties at the discretion of the Assistant Director for Community Services.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Coordinates and assists in the planning, organizing and presenting of the Community Access Monitor Program.

B. Coordinates and assists in the planning, organizing and presenting of the Advanced Community Access Monitor Program.

C. Coordinates and assists in the planning, organizing of the Regional Commissions on Disability Meetings.

D. Provide technical assistance and policy guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Massachusetts Architectural Access Board Regulations, state and federal housing laws and other pertinent laws to state agencies, municipal officials, businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals with disabilities, and other members of the public at large.

E. Other duties at the discretion of the Asst. Director for Community Services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE:

  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks;
  • Familiarity and understanding of disability laws, including but not limited to the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board rules and regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act Design Standards, Fair Housing, Title II and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines;
  • Ability to organize, run, and moderate meetings;
  • Experience conducting surveys to determine architectural access;
  • Knowledge of general report writing;
  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures of disability issues;
  • Ability to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner in person, by telephone and in writing;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral expression;
  • Knowledge of, and proficiency in, the use of computers, including word processing and database applications. Microsoft suite preferred;
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information;
  • Ability to travel extensively within the Commonwealth.

The application must include:

  1. Cover Letter;

  2. Current Resume;

  3. Writing Sample of not more than two pages and answering the following question - What does accessibility in the built environment mean to you?

Failure to include all items listed above may result in disqualification of the application.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Boston , Access Specialist, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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