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TECHNICAL MANAGER III - ADA COORDINATOR - IPR#46096

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

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Date:  Jan 24, 2023
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62764-0001

Job Requisition ID:  23079

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 02/07/2023 
Salary:   $4,765 - $8,295 Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   NR916 - Protech Teamsters  

*This position covered by the Revolving Door Prohibition policy.

 

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

 

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Agency Mission Statement

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire an ADA Coordinator.

 

The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.

 

Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 

 

The department offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Employees also receive a robust benefit package including:

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas.
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually.
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually.
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually.
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

 

We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities

This position is responsible for coordinating the department's effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Affirmative Action (AA) state and federal laws by coordinating statewide ADA activities, training, and reasonable accommodation requests.  

 

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) employees: +/-5100 

 

This position reports to the Civil Rights Bureau Chief.  There are no subordinates reporting to this position. 


This position is responsible for ADA goal setting along with the general objectives of the department’s AA plan. The incumbent coordinates IDOT’s efforts to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the ADA. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Civil Rights Bureau Chief on the completion of the AA plan and quarterly reports required under state law.  The incumbent should have a thorough understanding of the ADA as it relates to departmental personnel policies and procedures and accessibility of all programs, services, facilities, and activities that IDOT offers to their employees and the public. The incumbent is expected to keep abreast of new innovations and policies which could impact the department.   


The greatest challenge of this position is to oversee and maintain effective departmental programs designed to provide confidential assistance to employees with disabilities. The incumbent should remain current with all changes in relevant standards and court rulings to ensure that the department does not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person's physical or mental disability. 


The incumbent is directly responsible for ADA compliance and coordination of information within the department.  This includes developing policy statements, guidelines, internal and external communications, training programs, and applicable reports. The incumbent oversees departmental efforts to make reasonable accommodations wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with disabilities.  The incumbent works on an ongoing basis with the accommodated employee with a disability to ensure accommodations remain adequate. The incumbent will be the department's liaison to organizations representing persons with disabilities and other agencies on ADA issues. The incumbent meets with managers, supervisors, and employees to discuss any problems or concerns that may arise regarding accessibility or accommodating individuals with disabilities to ensure the program is being followed. The incumbent collaborates with the Bureau of Personnel Management (BPM) staff in the recruitment of qualified persons with disabilities. 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

The incumbent is given general latitude to accomplish accountabilities.  Matters of a unique nature are referred to the Civil Rights Bureau Chief with recommendations for resolution. The incumbent is constrained by the IDOT’s AA plan; ADA of 1990; ADA Amendments Act of 2008; Rehabilitation Act of 1974; Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991; Federal Highway Manual (2-2-2); Illinois Human Rights Act; 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Environmental Barriers Act, Illinois Accessibility Code, and all applicable department/state/federal policy, practices, and guidelines. 


The incumbent will have internal contacts with staff from all departmental offices. The incumbent will be in regular contact with the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator and Civil Rights Bureau Chief to discuss special assignments and solutions to complex problems. External contacts include the Departments of Central Management Services, Health and Human Services, Secretary of State, Human Rights, and Office of the Governor along with transportation departments in other states. Occasional statewide and out-of-state travel with infrequent overnight stays is required. 


The effectiveness of this position can be measured by the department’s compliance with ADA requirements.

Principal Accountabilities

1.    Oversees all departmental efforts to accommodate job applicants and employees with disabilities in compliance with the ADA. Receives and processes accommodation requests for employees and job applicants with disabilities in compliance with the ADA, engages in the interactive process, and maintains relevant records.
2.    Coordinates the efforts of the department to follow the ADA. Monitors and ensures the department’s compliance with state and federal disability laws.
3.    Provides guidance to the department’s personnel regarding issues relating to disabilities and accommodation by disseminating policy and procedural information.
4.    Collects, analyzes, and reports on data related to access and accommodations.
5.    Makes recommendations regarding equal access to department facilities, programs, and services for people with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws.
6.    Develops training programs including development and dissemination of educational materials.
7.    Works with the BPM to recruit qualified applicants with disabilities.
8.    Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules.  Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
9.    Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Position Requirements 

 

•    Education/Experience

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree majoring in business, public administration, human services, or social sciences; OR
  • Completion of two years of college PLUS two years of experience working with federal/state laws and regulations related to employment accessibility; accommodating and/or obtaining accommodations for people with disabilities in a personal and/or professional setting; implementing and/or monitoring AA plans; monitoring compliance with state/federal EEO laws; monitoring compliance with state/federal EEO laws; engaging with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; implementing program development; training and/or providing consultative services related to accessibility and/or accommodations for adults with disabilities; collaborating with  human resources personnel in the recruitment of applicants with disabilities; or a combination thereof; OR
  • Six years of experience working with federal/state laws and regulations related to employment accessibility; accommodating and/or obtaining accommodations for people with disabilities in a personal and/or professional setting; implementing and/or monitoring AA plans; monitoring compliance with state/federal EEO laws; engaging with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act;  implementing program development; training and/or providing consultative services related to accessibility and/or accommodations for adults with disabilities; collaborating with human resources personnel in the recruitment of applicants with disabilities; or a combination thereof

•    Valid driver’s license
•    Occasional statewide and out-of-state travel with infrequent overnight stays

 

Position Desirables

 

•    Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)
•    Knowledge of the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) and/or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
•    Effective oral and written communication skills
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
•    Creative problem-solving skills
•    Ability to work cooperatively with personnel at all levels and persons with a wide-range of disabilities
•    Ability to develop and maintain relationships with local disability advocacy groups and the local disability community

Work Hours:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 2300 S Dirksen Pkwy Springfield, IL 62764-0001  

Office: Office of Business and Workforce Diversity/Bureau of Civil Rights
Agency Contact:
 DOT.CONTACTHR@ILLINOIS.GOV

Job Family:  Transportation; Legal and Compliance  

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

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