Accessibility Specialist (Analyst II)
City of Portland
The purpose of the ADA Coordinator position is to ensure that the Portland Police Bureau is in compliance with Title II of the American Disability Act (ADA as multiple different programs and services the ADA title II coordinator must be able to help the Bureau navigate ADA compliance at various times and through various programs and services. This position will make sure that PPB provides accommodations for the bureau and community members with disabilities. The ADA Coordinator will be a key staff member of the Portland Police Bureau’s Equity and Inclusion Office and will serve as the bureau's expert and advisor on disability/ADA accessibility issues for bureau staff and community members.
An ideal candidate will have excellent outreach and coordination skills as well as a proven track record of accessibility-related work from policy/resource development, training and to project implementation. Strong communication and experience as an expert in the field is highly desired.
As an Accessibility Specialist, you will:
Conducting audits of accessibility and bureau/public accommodations.
Ensure the PPB website, documents (PDF, Forms, etc.), social media, and facilities meet accessibility standards.
Help normalize making ADA considerations within the bureau.
Ensure that no person, on the basis of ability and any other intersecting identity (race, color, or national origin) will be excluded from meaningful access to, participation in, denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any bureau program, service, administrative act, or activity.
City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by the date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.
Currently, this position will be fully remote with occasionally in-person work. In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” will: 1) become a remote/onsite mix or 2) revert to full-time at a city work location.
Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Experience in interpreting, analyzing, explaining, and applying relevant laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures that pertain to ADA title II compliance and disability equity.
Ability to work with a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment and provide guidance to staff to accomplish overall ADA Title II objectives
Experience with facilitating inclusive participation in programs and activities.
Experience collaborating and communicating cross-culturally clearly, logically, and persuasively, with cultural awareness, both verbally and in writing with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making.
Experience preparing concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other documents.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as Bureau/Office managers and staff, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.
Applicants must also possess:
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by the date of hire.
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**
Recruitment Activity Schedule:
Job Posting closes: 11/14/22
Applications Reviewed: 10/31/22- 11/18/22
Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 11/21/22
1st Round of Interviews: Early December
2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Late December/Early January
Job Offer: Early/Mid January
This timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training, and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
Your résumé should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.
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