Accessibility Technical Specialist, Project Associate

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

You will be responsible for helping to manage project data and workflows that support project teams, assist with plan checking and reports, report development, meetings with clients and the public, and conduct a variety of technical analyses. Your duties will include:

  • Supporting database maintenance and work products.
  • Supporting web accessibility and digital product development 
  • Conducting site evaluations of buildings, parks, and the public right-of-way for adherence to ADA title II Standards and other relevant accessibility regulations and guidelines
  • Working with the team to develop ADA title II Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans
  • Maintenance of the database used to track and report assessments
  • Modifying existing database to provide outputs/products to meet client needs
  • Communicating effectively with team members workflow changes
  • Maintaining updated code requirements and resource links
  • Modifying and maintaining reporting features
  • Making recommendations to optimize the design of the database architecture to improve workflow and stay current with technology changes

Accessible Digital Communications

  • Support the team with meeting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines across work products
  • Inform the methodology self-evaluation and review of online media
  • Support the development of accessible document templates
  • Support the development of training materials for clients and MIG staff

GIS Support

  • Support the integration of database with existing GIS tools
  • Support on-going mapping and analysis procedure for implementation tool development
  • Support GIS analysis and mapping for report development
  • Support QA/QC of GIS end work products and data documentation

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
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • 3+ years of experience with digital accessibility technology
  • Web development experience
  • Proficiency with SQL, Javascript and Python
  • Desired software skills: GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, familiarity with database applications and asset management tools
  • Existing knowledge and comprehension of ADA title II is desirable
  • Experience in the fields of architecture, planning, engineering or landscape architecture is a plus
  • Experience with public agencies, design skills and/or bilingual capabilities is a plus
  • CPACC certification is a plus
  • CASp and/or ADAC certification is a plus