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The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering is seeking an ADA Coordinator who will serve as the Sidewalk Repair Program ADA Coordinator for the Pedestrian Right-of-Way, in compliance with the Willits Settlement Agreement
The ADA Coordinator will represent the City and serve as the ADA Coordinator for the Pedestrian Right-of-Way in relation to the settlement agreement for all Sidewalk Repair Program (SRP) ADA standards, compliance issues, requirements, policies, procedures and practices affecting pedestrian accessibility. Responsibilities include conducting annual SRP Access Improvement reviews, preparing detailed, written semi-annual reports on SRP compliance efforts, program improvements, program schedules, exemptions, Access Requests, grievances and complaints, itemized program expenditures, related new construction projects, and maintaining any checklists used or SRP data collected for use in verifying SRP compliance; ensuring the adoption and maintenance of written SRP policies and procedures as outlined in the settlement agreement for persons with Mobility Disabilities and for establishing SRP policies, procedures, and supervisory authority’s protocols required for the stoppage of work, including providing recommendation when not in compliance with the settlement agreement; conducting site visits, plan reviews, and resolving design and construction issues regarding SRP construction-related accessibility standards to ensure ADA compliance, as well as, receiving and responding to Settlement Class members' reasonable inquiries and complaints concerning physical access barriers affecting the Pedestrian Facilities; ensuring all ADA requirements are adhered to and information is disseminated to appropriate City personnel regarding all SRP-related access requirements, including changes and updates to the requirements and preparing and training staff, on an on-going basis, on all access requirements related to Pedestrian Access Improvements; and maintaining Certified Access Specialist (CASp) certification.
ADA Coordinator Duties
As specified in the Settlement, the ADA Coordinator position is assigned the following duties:
ADA Coordinator Tasks
Task I - Establishes, disseminates, and enforces ADA compliant City-wide technical standards, Federal and State requirements, practices, policies, and procedures affecting pedestrian accessibility
Skills in: Developing and disseminating ADA standards, requirements, practices, policies and procedures; researching, compiling, and organizing legal and technical information.
Knowledge of: Federal, State, City, Department and Bureau regulations, policies, procedures, and practices and rules governing operations.
Ability to: Ability to perform research to determine the legal basis for City Standards; Explain requirements and work effectively with management, staff from other City departments, clients, and consultants
Task II - Prepares comprehensive written reports on SRP compliance efforts, program improvements, program schedules, exemptions, Access Requests, grievances and complaints, and new construction and projects.
Skills in: the preparation and presentation of written documents and analytical or technical reports.
Knowledge of: Street design and construction management procedures and a solid understanding of City Standards and ADA and CBC requirements
Ability to: Communicate and coordinate well with program stakeholders; prepare program reports, memos and letters in a timely manner; effectively manage resources, make decisions, and plan the work element to meet established deadlines.
Task III - Investigates and responds to Settlement Class members’ reasonable inquiries and complaints concerning physical access barriers.
Skills in: Effective oral and written communication.
Knowledge of: Written communications standards and protocols; Customer service techniques.
Ability to: Research information and conduct investigations; Be fair and objective; Implement excellent customer service.
Task IV: Conducts SRP Program Access Improvement reviews, on-site visits/field checks, and plan reviews
Skill in: Understanding complex design and construction issues. Effective verbal and written communications. Tactful verbal and written communications with City departments, external agencies, contractors, and political offices.
Knowledge of: design and construction processes and procedures; a dispute resolution ladder; the City’s permitting authority per the L.A.M.C.
Ability to: Understand and resolve complex technical issues; make recommendations to resolve design and construction issues while upholding City, State, and Federal Standards; recognize when to escalate issues to a higher level; get along with others, including field personnel, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
Task V: Provides city-wide technical accessibility training and direction to personnel in various Departments assigned to sidewalk repair/construction duties
Skill in: preparing and presenting subject matter material;
Knowledge of: Techniques to develop and train personnel.
Ability to: Provide direction and training to broad range of City staff; speak and communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of staff and management.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, letter of interest and the names and telephone numbers of at least three work-related references (include names, titles, affiliations and telephone numbers) to:
City of Los Angeles Personnel Department - Attn: Erika Hillard Email: [email protected] (Electronic submissions only) Questions may be referred to Erika Hillard at (213) 485-5118