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CIVIL RIGHTS SPECIALIST V (AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT) - HALAWA TO KALIHI, OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 2218707

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218479 

$4,968 to $7,354 per month (SR-24, Step C to M)    

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

Serves as the department's principal subject matter specialist and advisor for one or more department-wide civil rights programs; and/or is predominantly responsible for performing the most difficult and complex program development and evaluation activities for one or more department-wide civil rights programs; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Such work involves performing extensive and intensive work in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating one or more of the department's civil rights programs; developing policies and procedures, and coordinating department efforts to ensure compliance with civil rights laws, rules, regulations and requirements, and resolving the most complex civil rights issues. A position in this class is delegated considerable independence in solving problems and dealing with officials of various agencies. The work requires frequent dealings with major, unprecedented and controversial matters involving difficult and complex administrative and technical problems requiring the identification of problem areas and development and recommendation of strategies, policies and solutions. May supervise the work of one or more lower level civil rights specialists.

This recruitment is being conducted for the Office of Civil Rights, Office of the Director, Department of Transportation. This position is responsible for ensuring overall departmental compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Duties include providing advice and assistance on all ADA matters; evaluating all Department of Transportation facilities, program, activities, services and employment practices; developing and implementing a departmental compliance plan; establishing new and revising existing policies, rule and procedures relating to ADA; and receiving and investigating grievances on programs, practices and employment.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

General Experience: One and one-half years of progressively responsible professional or other responsible analytical work experience which involved gathering, evaluating and analyzing facts and other pertinent information required to resolve problems; and identifying, evaluating and analyzing issues involved and understanding and applying various statutory provisions, rules or regulations to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action. Such experience MUST have demonstrated the ability to elicit information orally and in writing, apply problem solving methods and techniques and prepare clear and concise written reports of findings and recommendations for action; and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Specialized Experience: Two years of progressively responsible professional work experience which involved responsibility for ensuring an agency's compliance with civil rights requirements in one or more areas (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Title VI, Equal Employment Opportunity); developing, implementing and coordinating a program/activities to ensure compliance with civil rights requirements; monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness and recommending improvements, e.g., new and revised programs, policies, procedures, and laws; investigating and participating in the resolution of civil rights complaints and charges; and advising agency personnel and others on civil rights laws and regulations and court rulings relative to interpretations and program implications.

Americans with Disabilities Act Experience: Of the two years of Civil Rights Experience required for this position, at least one year of the professional work experience must have provided the applicant with the knowledge and abilities of ADA rules, regulations and accessibility guidelines; and the ability to coordinate the ADA program to ensure overall compliance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations; interpret and apply ADA policies, rules and procedures; and analyze and solve problems relating to ADA.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
 

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PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
 
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Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.