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City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

ADA Coordinator

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

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

DUTIES:

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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of full-time paid professional architecture or engineering experience
  • Valid license either as an architect or as a registered civil engineer
  • Certification as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) Note: certification is not required at time of appointment, but must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in providing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services related to accessible facilities.
  • Substantial experience in evaluating or assisting in public entities in evaluating the accessibility of facilities under Title II of the ADA
  • Knowledgeable in current federal and state accessibility standards

 

ADA Coordinator Duties

As specified in the Settlement, the ADA Coordinator position is assigned the following duties:

  • Serve as the ADA coordinator for the pedestrian right-of-way in relation to the Settlement regardingall Sidewalk Repair Program (SRP) ADA standards, compliance issues, requirements, policies, procedures and practices affecting pedestrian accessibility on a daily basis.
  • Establish, disseminate, and enforce ADA Compliant city-wide policies and procedures concerning access barriers, maintenance of accessible paths of travel, and the provision of appropriate signage at construction sites and directions to alternative, accessible routes as outlined in the Settlement for persons with Mobility Disabilities to appropriate City personnel on a daily basis.
  • Conduct ongoing SRP Program Access Improvement reviews, site visits, and plan reviews on a weekly basis.
  • Preparation of written semi-annual reports on SRP compliance efforts, program improvements, program schedules, exemptions, Access Requests, grievances and complaints, itemized program expenditures, and new construction and projects. It is estimated that each report would require at least one month to prepare, audit, review, and finalize.
  • Investigate and respond to Settlement Class members' reasonable inquiries, grievances, and complaints concerning physical access barriers on a daily basis.
  • Conduct field spot checks to verify the City's access work is in compliance with the Settlement on a weekly basis. Maintain copies of checklists used or data collected on a daily basis to verify Settlement standards. Records must be maintained for a period of 5 years.
  • Provide city-wide accessibility training to personnel in various Departments assigned to Program functions (i.e., design, construction, etc.) on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain licensure as an Architect or registration as a Civil Engineer and certification as a CASP.
    • CASp Certification Renewal in addition to the following:
      • Completion of 15 continuing education units (CEUS) during each three-year certification period.
      • Provide an update to information and documentation regarding criminal convictions.
      • Provide a record to the CASp Program of the status of all disability access inspection certifications (DAIC) issued in the name of the CASP Professional during the three-year certification period.
    • Architect licensing renewal in additional to the following:
      • Must complete continuing education (CE) coursework on disability access requirements within the previous two years as mandated by Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 5600.05.
    • Civil Engineer registration renewal.

 

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.

 

To apply

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