Disability Rights And Policy Specialist (management Analyst Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

As an integral member of the Department of Family Services’ (DFS) 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 Disability Rights and Resources Manager, staffs and supports the work and activities of the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board 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 is responsible for providing technical assistance during board meetings, support and advise external and internal 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. This position requires initiating, developing, and implementing several disability related projects and initiatives simultaneously and independently. Manages special events related to disability awareness, analyzes and interprets legislation, policies and procedures to make recommendations based on potential impact to individuals with disabilities. Coordinates and writes communication tools, including Disability Rights and Resources’ print publications, outreach materials, website content, 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.

Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are project development and management, data management, analysis, and technical assistance, facilitation and delivery of advocacy presentations.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

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;
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

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

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;

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, 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.


  • Three (3) years of experience confronting the barriers facing people with disabilities. Three (3) years of experience working with the various civil rights laws that protect persons with disabilities in the areas of employment, transportation, housing and community-based services, or emergency preparedness.
  • Experience working independently, being highly motivated, flexible, and passionate about equal rights for people with disabilities.
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal skills and demonstrates expertise with facilitation of dynamic groups representing a diverse variety of interests.
  • Three (3) years of experience working directly with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the reasonable accommodations process, or enforcement options available under the capacity of existing laws.
  • Experience in building coalitions and community organizations benefitting 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.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services check.

This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

  • 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 performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview, may include practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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