Accessibility Specialist, Senior Project Manager

Full Time
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California Statewide

We are excited to be growing our accessibility planning team and for this position you can work from any of our California offices. We are seeking motivated, experienced accessibility professionals to work in our Community Accessible Design and Planning Services group on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans, ADA implementation planning, facility evaluations and reports, and training for agency staff.

Responsibilities

  • Managing projects and project teams
  • Assisting with QA/QC of plans and reports
  • Facilitating meetings with clients and the public
  • Overseeing production work including ADA self-evaluation and transition plan development, community engagement, and other efforts for clients
  • Growing a legacy practice: active participation in marketing and business development opportunities, and developing and maintaining potential client and partner relationships

Some travel, evening and weekend work will be required for community engagement efforts, site evaluations and deadline-driven work.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a desire for professional growth and the ability to think critically and creatively, pay keen attention to detail, work as part of collaborative and diverse teams and with clients in a fast-paced environment to deliver high-quality work products—and maintain a sense of humor. Candidates must demonstrate independent judgment and an ability to make decisions and manage multiple priorities and people. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated professional background focused on ADA title II self-evaluation and transition plans. You will need:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban design, architecture, engineering, planning or law and legal studies 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • 5+ years of experience in accessibility planning, policy, design and community engagement
  • Experience in the fields of architecture, planning, engineering or landscape architecture
  • Experience with public agencies, design skills, and/or bilingual capabilities are preferred
  • CASp and/or ADAC certification is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Desired software skills: GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, familiarity with database applications and asset management tools