Description

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for civil rights compliance, with emphasis on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Plans, develops, recommends, implements, monitors, and evaluates UTA’s ADA programs.  Ensures non-discrimination toward qualified individuals with disabilities at UTA in both employment and service decisions.  Evaluates compliance and recommends appropriate corrective actions.  Liaises between UTA management, persons with disabilities, and the disabled community. Oversees compliance with Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) guidelines through monitoring and oversight agency-wide.  Receives, investigates, analyzes, and makes recommendations on formal and informal complaints from customers, contractors, community-based organizations, and federal/state agencies in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Conducts trainings to educate UTA staff on ADA related job responsibilities.  Assists in coordinating and preparing for Federal Transit Administration Triennial Review and other associated reviews/audits to ensure UTA’s compliance.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING: 

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Public Policy, Educational Psychology, Social Work, Education, or Rehabilitation.

 

EXPERIENCE: 

Minimum of three years of directly working with people with disabilities AND two years of directly working in human resources functions.  Experience in developing employer-based compliance and accommodation programs mandated by Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other relevant federal and state laws.  Experience with presenting to diverse audiences, including providing in-person training.  Experience with dispute resolution.  Knowledge of all Federal and State regulations that relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act.    

Knowledge Required:

  • Civil Rights Laws
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Law
  • Reasonable accommodation process for internal and external stakeholders
  • Evaluating public access to facilities, programs, and services
  • Accessibility best practices
  • Awareness of all types of disabilities
Skills Required:
  • Communication – oral, listening, presenting to groups, and writing – especially to unify ADA efforts among UTA staff, CAT committee members, and the large disability community
  • Training – Developing, providing, and evaluating
  • Teamwork, including both internal and external stakeholders
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Sign Language Preferred
Abilities Required:
  • Demonstrates an established practical ability and personal experience working with people with various types of disabilities; promoting independence, inclusion, and choice
  • Demonstrates an established practical ability and personal experience developing and maintaining working relationships with diverse community partners
  • Demonstrates an established practical ability and personal experience developing and maintaining relationships with cross functional teams, including both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to relate to all levels of personnel including managers, executives, and Board
  • Prioritize assignments 

To carry out essential functions of this job, must have a valid Utah’s driver’s license with no more than four moving violations in the past three years; or, if a non-driver, must be able to travel efficiently by another means to and from varied locations within UTA’s service area.  Lack of a driver’s license does not necessarily preclude employment.  No applicant may have more than one violation of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within the last ten years.

 

This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
This job can be filled through a pay progression 

- OR

 An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Pay Rate: Starting at $74,757.28 based on experience.

[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

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