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
Number of Vacancies: 1
City/Town Location: Boston
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
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
- Ability to organize, run, and moderate meetings;
- Experience conducting surveys to determine architectural
- 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
- Knowledge of, and proficiency in, the use of computers,
including word processing and database applications. Microsoft
- Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential
- Ability to travel extensively within the Commonwealth.
The application must include:
- 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
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
- 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.