Disability Rights And Policy Specialist (management Analyst Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Closes
Aug 03, 2019
Ref
19-01533
Function
Analyst, Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

As an integral member of the Adult and Aging Division's Disability Rights and Resources (DRR) unit. Works to promote the self-sufficiency and well-being of people with disabilities. Under the supervision of the Director of Disability Rights and Resources, also supports the work and activities of the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board (FA-DSB) by advocating for individuals with disabilities to be included into mainstream community life in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church. This position requires you to provide technical assistance, advise individuals, county agencies, and the public about removing barriers to community inclusion facing people with disabilities in the Fairfax area, and advocate for solutions consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other civil rights laws, policies, regulations, and human services best practices. We're looking for a dynamic self-starter to fill this position. Someone who is proficient in initiating, developing, implementing and following through on several disability related projects and initiatives simultaneously and independently.

Illustrative Duties include:
  • Advises and educates people with disabilities about their rights, and providers about their responsibilities in accommodating people with disabilities all focused on keeping individuals integrated in the community.
  • Manages several Disability Rights and Resources' programs and special events including the John Hudson Internship Program and luncheon, Disability Mentoring Day, Disability Employment Awareness Month, the ADA's annual anniversary, and the Martha Glennan Advocacy and Inclusion Awards.
  • Analyzes and interprets legislation, policies, and procedures to make recommendations based on the potential impact they will have on Fairfax area people with disabilities and their families.
  • Assists with supporting the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board (FA-DSB) by preparing for and participating in monthly meetings as required.
  • Works directly with FA-DSB members on board correspondence and other projects, reports, strategic planning and board development initiatives.
  • Manages all communication planning and programs for the unit, including Disability Rights and Resources' print publications, outreach materials, website content, Facebook page, weekly e-newsletter, media outreach, and responds to e-mail inquiries received from the public website.
  • Makes educational presentations on behalf of Disability Rights and Resources to Fairfax County and community partners.
  • Addresses the barriers facing Fairfax area people with disabilities through participating in various taskforces with the goal of making broad systematic changes to policies and procedures that improve the quality of life for Fairfax area people with disabilities.
  • Represents Disability Rights and Resources at community outreach and engagement opportunities.
  • Creates and presents dynamic educational seminars focused on disability etiquette, self-advocacy, community resources and civil rights laws focused on improving the lives of Fairfax area individuals with disabilities.
  • Provides staff support to the FA-DSB's committees, particularly the Mobility and Transportation Committee and the Employment Committee.
  • Makes logistical arrangements for public meetings, frequently communicates with active roster of committee members about relevant issues impacting Fairfax area people with disabilities, assists with the development of meeting agendas, invites guest speakers to meetings, and collaborates with committee leadership on the development of board correspondence.
Schedule: Some night and weekend work is required for this position.

Functional duties include: community outreach/networking; meeting planning/facilitation; and/or working with programs for people with disabilities.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and a check of the child protective services registry to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience confronting the barriers facing people with disabilities and working knowledge of the civil rights laws that protect them in the areas of employment, transportation, home and community-based services, school to work transition and nursing facility transition and diversion.
  • Experience working independently, being highly motivated, flexible, and passionate about equal rights for people with disabilities.
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal skills and demonstrates expertise with the facilitation of dynamic groups representing a diverse variety of interests.
  • Experience working with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the reasonable accommodations process, and enforcement options available under the capacity of existing laws.
  • Experience in building coalitions and community organizations benefiting people with disabilities, providing staff support to a volunteer board, and community education campaigns.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience in creating, implementing, and managing print materials, online content, newsletters and social media campaigns.
  • Experience with planning and facilitating public events and ceremonies.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sufficiently mobile to navigate the community independently to work with customers, providers and community based organizations both within and outside of an office setting. Ability to independently plan, organize, set up and facilitate trainings in presentations to a variety of publics. Possess the ability to communicate with colleagues and the public both electronically and over the phone. Ability to effectively use phones and computers. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include 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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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