[Athen] UC Berkeley Position opening: ADA Compliance Officer

Martha Velasquez mvelasquez at berkeley.edu
Wed May 16 12:55:20 PDT 2018

Good afternoon all,

Our new ADA compliance position is posted. Please help UC Berkeley recruit
an excellent pool by sharing to all of your networks.

Thank you!

*ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer (6060U) #24981 *

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic
teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a
perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and
social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s
culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic,
political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty
and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a
high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty
and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at
Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of
the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at
Departmental Overview
As Berkeley’s chief administrative officer, the Vice Chancellor for
Administration (VCA) supports Berkeley’s academic mission through strategic
policy and managerial leadership of campus operations. The VCA is
responsible for leading a division with over 1,800 staff whose jobs include
human resources, information technology, facilities management, police,
procurement, and other administrative functions that support the campus

The ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer is part of the Office of the VCA and
administers all aspects of campus-wide compliance with federal and state
disability laws, as well as University policies and procedures pertaining
to protections for persons with disabilities. The position interprets law
and policies, acts as liaison for the campus disabled community and the
public, provides training, evaluates accommodation requests, assesses the
physical environment, oversees campus obligations under the Gustafson
settlement, and manages the ADA budget.
Campus Expert
• Serves as the central authority and expert on employee requests for
accommodations, compliance issues, complaints, etc. Provides guidance to
the campus on policies, procedures and requirements on accommodations made
for employees with disabilities. Reviews appeals and determines final
resolution of accommodation requests made by employees with disabilities.
Collaborates with department partners on resolution of ADA and disability
customer service complaints, rights of persons with disabilities, ways of
providing reasonable accommodations, application of best practices,
compliance matters, etc. Manages central campus access funding. Recommends
and/or makes budgetary and resource allocations. Develops projections for
short and long-term planning. Provides financial analyses and reports as
needed. Secures and allocates the budget resources needed to meet the scope
and objectives of the program, and to meet disability compliance.
• Assesses the physical environment and develops and executes maintenance
and construction projects to ensure compliance with federal and state laws,
the Gustafson settlement, and university policies and procedures.
Coordinate campus physical access initiatives including access to
buildings, paths of travel, and transportation with the Campus Architect,
Facilities, Parking & Transportation Services, etc.
• Coordinate campus access for all campus visitors, for visiting scholars,
and others. Develop procedures for the fulfillment of requests for
alternative formats, interpreting services, CART, and other communication
access needs.
• Identifies compliance issues of importance to the organization which
frequently cross organizational lines. Develops appropriate analytical and
procedural framework for addressing the issues in the organization.

• Provide strategic vision and leadership to the campus regarding all
accessibility issues. Serves as the principal planning coordinator for
University programs, policies, and procedures relating to University
compliance and the promotion of University opportunities for persons with
• Provide leadership for the development and administration of
university-wide and campus policy. In collaboration with campus partners,
propose and develop new policies and guidelines, or revise policy to
reflect changes in legislation, university policy, or local
• Maintains current information regarding state and federal laws and
regulations as well as the best practices of other universities and private
employers concerning the rights of persons with disabilities and ways of
providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities while
maintaining program performance standards.
• Ensures that University-related information is readily available on
services, accommodations, policies, and demographics relating to persons
with disabilities.
• Develop, provide and maintain written materials and other informational
pieces to broadly disseminate information regarding the ADA and the
University policies relating to persons with disabilities.
• Work with other campus entities on long term online access policies and
planning. Consult with university leadership on electronic and information
technology and website accessibility in the classroom (physical and online)
and in outreach with the public consistent with best practices in higher

Planning & Policy
• Serves as the principal planning coordinator for University programs,
policies, and procedures relating to University compliance and the
promotion of University opportunities for persons with disabilities.
• Participates with high level management in strategic thinking and
planning in regards to ethics and compliance policy. Develops benchmarks /
training for complex topics.
• Investigates, researches, and analyzes a variety of issues, programs,
reports, and policy and procedures to respond to questions, resolve
concerns/complaints, write reports and make recommendations.
• Participate in a variety of campus committees to facilitate equal access
and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Represent the
campus on system-wide committees. Responsible for developing and
implementing system-wide strategies, practices or policy governing issues
common to the ten campuses.

• Provides ADA program and facility interpretation and advice on compliance
to all sectors of the University community.
Develops and implements training programs ensuring all campus departments
are educated in their responsibilities under federal and state disability
• Serves as the central intake for matters relating to the ADA and
facilitates activity and the flow of information among the various
University offices with responsibilities relating to disability compliance.
• Provides feedback and analysis for relevant federal and state laws. May
participate in meeting with legislature. Serves as the primary University
liaison with relevant state and federal agencies, as well as other ADA
coordinators at colleague institutions and associations.

• Ensures the timely filing of all required compliance reports. Monitors
compliance with existing legal settlements.
• Develops and implements internal measures and/or reports which inform the
university administration of the status of ADA compliance and opportunities
for people with disabilities.
• Monitors and oversees implementation of campus disability strategic plan.
Required Qualifications
• Ability to analyze legislation, regulations and policies regarding
federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to work independently with all levels of
University personnel, including management and faculty, and to facilitate
agreement on issues and corrective actions.
• Ability to communicate complex information to all levels of management
and administrators in a clear and concise manner both written and verbal.
• Applies sound principles and standards in completing highly complex and
technical assignments.
• Ability to gather, organize, analyze, and report on issues and
recommendations that are complex in nature. Ability to apply policy and
legal concepts to issues.
• Excellent skills in complex decision making on critical issues.
• Excellent skills in presenting information in a thorough and complete
• Work experience with ADA compliance in higher education or government is
• Experience working with individuals with various disabilities is
• JD or other advanced degree in related areas and/or equivalent
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background
check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire
people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the
context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right
to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected
veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative
action policy see:

*Associate Director*
Disabled Students' Program
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 642-8755
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