Overview- The accessibility consultant provides clients with guidance on compliance with accessibility laws, codes and standards.
Essential Job Functions
Review proposed projects for compliance with applicable accessibility regulations. Provide clients with guidance on how to meet requirements for accessible routes, parking, public restrooms, residential buildings, site accessibility, and other accessibility-related items.
Interpret accessibility regulations and clearly explain the requirements to a variety of clients and stakeholders.
Perform surveys of existing buildings for accessibility compliance. Draft reports outlining the findings of the survey and provide recommendation for remediation of non-compliant conditions.
Prepare accessibility code variance requests for State Accessibility Board. As necessary, represent clients in hearings.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Engineering required.
Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Massachusetts Architectural Access Board Regulations, Fair Housing Act, and ANSI A117.1 is desired, but not required.
Background in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or Project Management is preferred but not required.
0-10 years experience in the architecture, construction, or building engineering industries. An entry-, junior-, or mid-level consultant would be considered for this role.
Required Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to present clearly and articulately to a wide range of audiences.
Ability to accurately read, interpret, and understand technical documents such as codes, engineering cut sheets, building plans, and guidance documents.
Ability to independently manage time and project workloads.
Ability to work independently and on project teams.
Physical Demands, Overtime, and Travel Requirements
Physical Demands- Work is performed in both an office setting and visits to constructions sites. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, walk stairs, sit, bend, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear. The position requires the ability to speak, write, and communicate clearly. Employee may lift and move up to 50 pounds and will occasionally use ladders to gain access.
There may be occasions where overtime (or working after regular business hours) will be required to meet the demand of the position.
Travel Requirements- Expected regular travel in the Greater Boston Area.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYMENT OR A GUARANTEE OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT.