Disability Rights and Policy Specialist (Management Analyst II)

$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time
Works as a member of the Department of Family Services' (DFS) Adult and Aging Division's Disability Services Planning and Development (DSPD) unit. Promotes the self-sufficiency and well-being of people with disabilities through advocacy and education so that individuals with disabilities can fully participate in our community. Under the supervision of the Director of Disability Services Planning and Development, this position also supports the work and activities of the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board (FA-DSB) and its various committees as the board advocate for individuals with disabilities to be included into mainstream community life in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church in a manner equal to their peers without disabilities. Responsibilities of the position include:
  • Provides technical assistance to empower people with disabilities with the resources needed to enforce their rights through advocacy, education, program development and community engagement so they can fully participate in the community.
  • Advises individuals, county agencies, and the public about removing barriers facing people with disabilities in the Fairfax area, and advocates for solutions consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other civil rights laws, policies and regulations, and human services best practices.
  • Makes presentations on a number of topics relevant to people with disabilities to county agencies and community groups.
  • Responds to requests for information on disability relayed policies and procedures from county officials, agencies, and the public.
  • Supports the work and activities of the Fairfax Area Disabilities Services Board (FA-DSB) and the Department of Family Services (DFS) by participating in, facilitating and leading various county, public and private committees, workgroups and coalitions to improve access for people with disabilities in the areas of housing, employment, transportation, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil rights laws.
  • Advocates for un-served or under-served individuals with disabilities by providing them with technical assistance and empowering them with the resources needed to enforce their rights and help them access the services they need; educate providers about their responsibilities serving people with disabilities while complying with local, state and federal civil rights laws.
  • Coordinates community outreach activities on services available to Fairfax area residents with disabilities, and provides oversight and management of contracts that provide direct services to people with disabilities.
  • Interprets existing and proposed local, state and federal legislation and policies impacting people with disabilities and educates various publics about their impact on the community.
Illustrative Duties
  • Performs a wide-range of professional work in multiple administration functions within an organizational unit including analysis and project management.
  • May supervise administrative and paraprofessional staff.
  • Performs a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on departmental business processes, activities, and outcomes.
  • Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive communication and education plans on programs and services for both county agencies and community organizations.
  • Assists with developing and conducting special studies and research initiatives, by designing survey instruments, gathering data and information from department staff, developing data analysis tools, conducting statistical analyses, initiating literature reviews, etc.
  • Conducts analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data in order to track and monitor various business process indicators.
  • Serves as the point-person and liaison within the department and with central county departments regarding a designated program and functional areas of responsibility.
  • Prepares reports and presentations of analysis and findings.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the mission, goals and objectives of the organizational unit, program or activities to which incumbent is assigned.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to various functional areas of business operation (e.g., personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management).
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services.
  • Ability to identify and describe a range of possible solutions for solving business problems.
  • Ability to apply research methods to design studies and assessments, and statistical analysis techniques to identify patterns and trends in data.
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data.
  • Ability to train, lead, and/or supervise paraprofessional staff.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area; plus two years of professional work experience within the functional area such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and business management, statistics, mathematics, or related field.

Not applicable.

Experience advocating for people with disabilities. College degree in a field of study related to human services. Familiarity with the provisions of the American's with Disabilities Act and the reasonable accommodation processes. Experience in developing initiatives through analysis and planning. Experience in building community coalitions relating to people with disabilities, providing staff support to a volunteer board, and community education campaigns. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Strong oral and written communication skills.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and a driving record check. Ability to navigate the community independently, facilitate training and meetings.

Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and input, access and retrieve information from a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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