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 http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
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 mission.
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.
Leadership/Strategy 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 disabilities. 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 philosophy/practice. 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 education.
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.
Programming 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 law. 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.
Other 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.
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 manner. Work experience with ADA compliance in higher education or government is desirable. Experience working with individuals with various disabilities is desirable. JD or other advanced degree in related areas and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
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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 check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.