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JOB NO.: 96846-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Human Resources, Payroll

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96846-AS

Working Title: Workplace Accommodation Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, human resource management, or closely related field is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-2 years' experience in employment relations and/or experience providing direct case management/vocational rehabilitation/disability services to individuals with a broad range of disabilities is required.
-Experience providing accommodation strategies in employment settings (or related environments, i.e. student accommodations, community, etc.) is preferred.
-Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies and procedures, and providing consultation to employees and supervisors about disability accommodations is preferred.
-Experience administering and managing leaves of absences, accommodation requests and cases (e.g. ADA, FMLA) is preferred.
-Experience evaluating medical records/documentation and applying disability related employment regulations is preferred.
-Experience handling employee relations cases is preferred.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Workplace Accommodation Specialist will manage disability accommodation requests from the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), UW-Madison staff and faculty in 27 departments that are within SMPH. The incumbent will have extensive contact with supervisors, departmental chairpersons and others throughout the school. The position is located within the Dean's office and is under the general supervision of the Employment Relations (ER) Manager.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

The primary duties include timely and comprehensive facilitation and case management of disability accommodation requests from employees and applicants, leading the interactive process at SMPH and disseminating general information and training about the disability accommodation process. The Accommodation Specialist will work collaboratively and collegially with the campus Employee Disability Resources Office and the SMPH ER Manager.

Additional Information:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State FMLA and ADA regulations impacting employee disability accommodation services.
-Broad knowledge of disabilities and medical conditions, occupational demands and accommodation recommendations.
-Demonstrated ability to use personal interviews and medical documentation to validate the existence of a disability, to determine work-related functional limitations and to identify reasonable accommodations.
-Ability to lead 1:1 and group interviews/meetings, and solicit pertinent information.
-Analytical and critical thinking skills.
-Ability to manage and resolve conflict.
-Ability to act with integrity, exercise discretion and maintain strict confidentiality.
-Proficient in the English language with both oral and written communication.
-Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with ability to interact with large and small groups and individuals at all work levels.
- Demonstrated ability to show empathy and compassion; maintain composure in stressful situations; interact skillfully and decisively in contentious and/or challenging conversations and interactions.
-Demonstrated sensitivity to and desire to promote diversity.
-Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and software applications.
-A record showing commitment to customer service and the application of appropriate flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view.
-Adept at communicating with and experience working with individuals with a wide variety of disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions.
-Ability to operate independently with minimal prompting.
-High attention to detail with ability to consistently manage deadlines.
-Ability to work collaboratively as a team; ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse individuals and stakeholders.
-Ability to prioritize tasks, objectives and deliverables often with competing timeline


Sherie Reinders
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Dec 3 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 19 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 2/2/2019
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