Disability/Equal Employment Specialist
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberS03233PWorking TitleDisability/Equal Employment SpecialistDepartmentEqual Opportunity OfficeAbout the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department
Equal Opportunity OfficeCollege/Unit/Department websiteeoo.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information
8am-5pm Monday-FridayAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date05/23/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date07/01/2019Special Instructions to Applicants
Resume, cover letter requiredLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.Position Information Classification TitleHR/EEO/OD ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications
JD Degree Preferred. Experience with development of Affirmative Action Plan and monitor search and hiring process as it relates to regulatory obligations. Working knowledge of regulatory structure governing equal opportunity/affirmative action obligations, including planning for ADA modifications, on-site accessibility surveys and performing cost assessments. Experience reviewing architectural plans, and measuring distances and heights according to document scale.Position Summary
Develop and analyze the University of Georgia’s annual Affirmative Action Plan and monitor search and hiring process as it relates to regulatory obligations. Review architectural plans for compliance. Consult with Project managers on accessibility of new construction/ADA modifications. Consult with managers of public event spaces. Consult with University Architect mapping team. Perform on-site accessibility surveys. Liaise with University Architect, Facilities Management, Student Disability Resource, and Human Resources.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Working knowledge of regulatory structure governing equal opportunity/affirmative action obligations.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to review architectural plans.
Ability to measure distances and heights according to document scale.
Ability to plan for ADA modifications
Ability to perform on-site accessibility surveys and perform cost assessments.
Routine office environment with some work performed outdoors, including measuring distances and heights according to document scale.Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.Does this position have financial responsibilities?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
-review architectural plans for ADAAG compliance via Bluebeam, including measuring distances and heights according to document scale; discuss any potential concerns with assigned project manager, seek further information about any design variance from ADAAG.
-explore proportionality of costs of accessibility modifications during renovations.
-consult with project managers on accessibility of new construction and renovations, including planning ahead for potential ADA modifications that may be needed in the event of employee or student accommodations.
-consult with managers of public event spaces (including but not limited to Sanford Stadium and Performing Arts Center) regarding facilities accessibility and accompanying policies to ensure equal opportunity of meaningful access.
-consult with University Architect mapping team to ensure campus maps adequately identify accessible routes, means of accessing various buildings, and potential barriers to individuals with mobility disabilities.
-perform on-site accessibility surveys of targeted areas of campus (including restrooms, accessible entrances, ramps, parking areas, and circulation routes) for compliance with ADAAG, using official checklists and measurement tools as needed.
-liaise with University Architect, Facilities Management (including Grounds), Student Disability Resource Center, and Human Resources to improve University-wide ADA compliance across multiple domains.
-coordinate and draft responses to inquiries or actions by federal regulatory authorities such as Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.
-periodically survey and re-survey campus signs (informational and wayfinding) to ensure they adequately identify most-accessible routes and correspond well to available campus maps.
-Develop and analyze the University of Georgia’s annual Affirmative Action Plan and monitor search and hiring process as it relates to regulatory obligations.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter