Disability Resource Coordinator

Arlington, Virginia
$60,112.00 - $104,499.20 Annually
Aug 22, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time
Position Information

Are you committed to full equality of opportunity?

Arlington County's Human Rights Office is seeking an experienced professional to provide technical and administrative oversight of the Disability Resources Program and to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Arlington County. This professional manages the reasonable accommodation interactive process for County applicants and employees with disabilities. The incumbent will also ensure access for persons with disabilities to County Government programs, services, and activities through the provision of information, technical assistance and coordination of accommodations.

Specific duties include:
  • Guiding, advising and training managers in the application of policies and procedures for ADA compliance and for accommodations for employees with disabilities,
  • Knowledge and ability to administer the interactive process;
  • Assisting the Executive Director in designing, developing, and updating related policies and procedures;
  • Effectively interacting with senior agency officials, HR staff, and employees to implement accommodations;
  • Advising on architectural plans and providing technical assistance on new construction and renovations as needed or requested to ensure compliance;
  • With oversight by the Executive Director, managing ADA audits and coordinating the development of corrective actions;
  • Serving as a liaison to the Disability Advisory Commission and/or other commissions; Coordinating with other County Departments to procure vendors for disability-related services;
  • Responding to information and assistance requests from residents and visitors on disability and access issues and making referrals to appropriate resources;
  • Conducting and assisting in ADA Grievance investigations and disputes using established procedures
  • Effectively collaborating with the County Attorney's Office, as needed;
  • Reviewing the process by which regional disability organizations are funded through grants and monitoring bi-annual grant activities and managing payments to grantees;
  • Managing and monitoring contracts for County sign language interpreting services;
  • Facilitating the provision of reasonable accommodations, such as Braille materials and audio amplification devices, where requested.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation programs, health, social services or public administration, plus extensive experience working in the administration of programs related to persons with disabilities and in the interpretation and application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA in a public setting.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience and knowledge of disability processes, procedures, and laws from a medical, functional, and psychosocial specialty may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

Desirable:Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Master's degree or higher in rehabilitation counseling, social services, or public administration.
  • Evaluating and approving ADA requests for accommodations;
  • Conducting ADA Grievance investigations and assisting in dispute resolution;
  • Managing ADA audits;
  • Providing advice on the disability requirements of the Fair Housing Amendment Act and the Virginia Statewide Building Code; and/or
  • Managing contracts.

Additional Information

This is a 40-hour per week Monday through Friday position, with occasional meetings in the evening 2 - 3 times per month.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be accepted.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High school
  • Some college
  • Associate's Degree
  • BA/BS not related to position
  • BA/BS related to position
  • MA/MS not related to position
  • MA/MS related to position


How much experience do you have working full-time in research, development and administration of programs related to persons with disabilities that includes working with the public and individuals at all levels interpreting and applying Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA in a public setting?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


How much experience do you have in managing and implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance programs?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Indicate if you have experience with any of the following by checking all that apply:
  • Providing reasonable accommodations
  • Conducting ADA Grievance investigations
  • Developing ADA educational materials
  • Managing US Department of Justice ADA audits
  • Responding to ADA audit issues/citations
  • Disability requirements of the Fair Housing Amendment Act
  • Disability requirements for the Virginia Statewide Building Code
  • Conducting ADA training
  • Managing contracts
  • ADA transportation programs
  • Working with citizen advisory groups or commissions
  • None of the above


Use the space below or attach a cover letter to describe your experience with the following:
  • Evaluating and approving ADA requests for accommodations;
  • Conducting ADA Grievance investigations and assisting in dispute resolution; and
  • Conducting ADA needs assessments and making referrals to appropriate sources.
If you do not have this experience, type N/A.

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