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Accessibility Coordinator

Company: SoundTransit
Location: Seattle, Washington

Sound Transit
Accessibility Coordinator
Job #17-01106

SALARY:  $43,284.00 - $54,105.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/18/17

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


Under general supervision, assists with the coordination of the accessible services programs for the Agency; coordinates assigned Agency services, vehicles and facilities to ensure that they comply with all accessibility requirements including requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, International Building Codes (IBC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Washington State Building Codes and local jurisdiction laws and regulations; serves as the system administrator for a variety of databases and programs region-wide; and assists in presenting ADA training to staff and contractors. 


The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Coordinates Agency accessible service programs that include: responding to ADA complaints, verification of provision of paratransit services and associated costs; conducting design reviews and facility inspections. Prepares and maintains records of ADA compliance in accordance with Federal, state and agency guidelines.

• Coordinates and provides assistance to the preparation and provided ADA training to staff and contractors.

• Assists in ensuring that projects and meets ADA and other accessibility guidelines all phases of design and construction; inspects all operating facilities for ADA compliance.

• Verifies the provisions of paratransit services provided by contractor; to include but not limited to meeting the parameters of the ADA in the unique contracts, evaluates validity of certification charges paratransit services, and maintains paratransit trend analysis.

• Coordinates assigned program budget including processing of procurement documents, invoices and progress payment; tracks budget for Accessible Services coordinates credit card reconciliation, and reviews and processes intergovernmental agreement invoices and non-contract invoices for payment.

• Serves as the system administrator for findaride.org database; coordinates the Bus Buddy and Travel Ambassador Programs region-wide; and assists in presenting ADA training to staff and contractors.

• Coordinates and staffs the Citizens Accessibility Advisory and Transit Integration group Accessibility Committee.

• Serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
A High School Diploma/GED with additional coursework from a college/technical school in business, administrative management, human resources, public policy, or closely related field and three years of program/project or administrative support experience that includes two years of experience working with people with disabilities, accessibility issues, rules and regulations, or closely related work in a highly regulated program/service function; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers' License.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
Certification as an Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
ICC Certification as an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner

Required Knowledge of:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for services and facilities including components of ADA and Section 504; knowledge of ADA Accessibility Guidelines, ANSI and IBC accessibility standards, state and local accessibility laws and codes.

• Agency accessibility guidelines.

• Principles guiding application of reasonable modifications under the ADA.

• Knowledge and experience in the provision and management of complementary paratransit services for persons with disabilities.

• Principles and practices of record keeping and records management.

• Reading skills relative to contracts, architectural drawings, maps etc.

• Customer service practices.

• Policy and procedure development.

• Other pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

• Methods and techniques of data collection, research, and report preparation.

• Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.

• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.

• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.

• Working with people with disabilities.

• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

• Complaint resolution and problem solving skills.

• Presentation development and public speaking skills.

• Preparing and analyzing data and comprehensive reports.

• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.

• Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.

• Applying project management techniques and principles.

• Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.

• Monitoring departmental/division and program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.

• Work is performed in a standard office environment.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery and extreme noise when working in the field.

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.

All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: