Accessibility Technical Specialist, Project Associate

Full Time
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California Statewide

We are excited to be growing our accessibility planning team, and are seeking motivated, experienced accessibility professionals who are passionate about their work, want to engage closely with clients and the communities impacted by our work, and share our vision of a world where people, communities and ecosystems thrive.

The Accessibility Technical Specialist, Project Associate, will 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. This is a full-time hourly position. Some travel, evening, and weekend work will be required for community engagement efforts, site evaluations, and deadline-driven work. MIG encourages a work-life balance, and these excess hours can be offset during the week when possible.

Responsibilities

  • Helping manage project data and workflows that support project teams, assisting with plan checking and reports, report development, meetings with clients and the public, and conducting a variety of technical analyses. 
  • 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

GIS Support

  • Support the maintenance of data collection methodologies and procedures
  • Provide the integration of database with existing GIS tools
  • Provide QA/QC of GIS end work products and data documentation
  • Produce geodatabase deliverables for clients
  • Provide the on-going mapping and analysis procedures for implementation tool development
  • Provide GIS analysis and mapping for report development

Data Management / Maintenance / Development

  • Maintain database tools used to track and report assessments
  • Modify existing data collection tools to provide outputs/products to meet client needs
  • Modify and maintain reporting features
  • Make recommendations to optimize the design of workflows to stay current with technology changes

Accessible Digital Communications

  • Support 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

 

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 an open, 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, and a passion to work with a creative and driven team dedicated to creating accessible and inclusive communities. In addition, you must have some combination of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • 5+ years of experience with ADA design standards
  • 3+ years of experience with digital accessibility technology
  • Required software skills: GIS, Adobe Acrobat DC, familiarity with database applications and asset management tools
  • Proficiency with SQL, Javascript, and Python
  • Desired software skills: PAC3 and CommonLook
  • Web development experience
  • 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
  • ICC Accessibility Inspector / Plans Examiner is a plus 
  • CASp certification is a plus
  • ADAC certification is a plus