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ADA Site and Program Accessibility Coordinator Program Coordinator IAmherstDept. of Conservation and Recreation01-10-2014ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL, #14-049, Fraud & Financial Crimes Division

Police Force:Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusett
Location:Department of Conservation and Recreation - Universal Acces Program- 40 Cold Storage Drive, Amherst, MA
Salary:$44,467.28 to $64,249.12 Annually

ADA Site and Program Accessibility Coordinator

Program Coordinator I
Agency Name:Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
Official Title:Program Coordinator I
Functional Title:ADA Site and Program Accessibility Coordinator
Occupational Group:Office & Program Admin
Position Type:Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:Full-Time
Salary Range:$44,467.28 to $64,249.12 Annually
Bargaining Unit:06
Shift:Day
Confidential:No
Number Of Vacancies:1
City/Town:Amherst
Region:WESTERN
Facility Location:Department of Conservation and Recreation - Universal Acces Program- 40 Cold Storage Drive, Amherst, MA
Application Deadline:01-24-2014
Apply Online:No
Posting ID:J38973

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.
Duties:

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Program Coordinator I

The Universal Access Site and Program Accessibility Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the work of three programs within the DCR?s Universal Access Program, the ADA Site and Building Elements Support Program, the ADA Programmatic Access Program, and the Adaptive Recreation Equipment and Ergonomic Evaluation Program

ADA/AAB Site and Building Elements Support Program:
The ADA Site specialist will work closely with the Director of the Universal Access Program in providing people with disabilities universal access to facilities and recreational activities at DCR properties. The ADA Site Specialist shall provide evaluation and planning services, including the identification of needed improvements, preparation of concept and schematic solutions for removing barriers to accessibility and supporting planning, design and field staff at DCR facilities statewide. Services will include the identification of needed accessibility improvements to bring state park facilities and recreational activities into compliance with State and Federal requirements. The ADA Site Specialist shall work with the Director of the Universal Access Program to prepare needed documents for design assistance, conducting or participating in public meetings and preparing variance applications to meet MA AAB requirements when needed. The ADA Site Specialist shall provide oversight services and project supervision relative to accessibility for contracted design and construction projects.

The ADA Site Specialist?s duties shall include, but not be limited to, the responsibility to: Facilitate coordination of accessibility information regarding DRC facilities. Study existing conditions at DCR facilities as needs require. Review existing standards and relevant codes, including Federal Recreation Accessibility Guidelines, Massachusetts CMR 521 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Develop conceptual access solutions to DCR recreation facilities.

ADA Programmatic Access Initiative:
Identify recreation areas and activities that can meet state and federal regulation requirements through programmatic accessibility and have the ability to be the point person for and lead selected programs. Recruit volunteers for support. Coordinate contracted vendors to provide recreation opportunities according to established operational patterns and procedures. Perform outreach via phone, social media, newsletter design, press releases to promote programs and educate the public about the availability of such programs, create reports and track program data

Adaptive Equipment and Ergonomic Evaluation Program:
Identify areas where adaptive equipment can meet the Department's accessibility goals. Determine feasibility for equipment program realization through ease of use by targeted populations and level of maintenance required. Develop and oversee maintenance procedures, schedules, and implementation. Survey park and other DCR facilities for ergonomic conformity for special populations. Work with UAP and procurement staff to purchase equipment. Provide equipment placement at facilities and training to staff on proper equipment use and maintenance.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include a degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Occupational Therapy, Outdoor recreation management, recreation facility design, Landscape Architecture or related fields. Demonstrated knowledge of applicable Commonwealth agencies, laws, polices, and regulations related to accessibility for people with disabilities; working knowledge of adaptive and accessible outdoor recreation, federal, state and local rules and regulations regarding accessibility; superior organizational and team building skills, including the ability to coordinate and lead diverse teams of individuals in park settings; ability to effectively gather public input, including scheduling, organizing and providing outreach and promotional events; superior writing skills and ability to synthesize information in written form; and experience with software related to word processing and graphics, spreadsheets and data base.

Knowledge of and technical experience in adaptive recreation and specialized equipment. Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations regarding site and program accessibility. Ability to do basic office tasks and assist in the maintenance of the Universal Access Program database, waiver entry and management.

Ability to perform outreach via phone, social media, newsletter design, press releases to fill programs reports and track program data. Provide equipment facilitation by having the ability to organize, maintain, prepare, load, unload and transport relevant equipment to and from parks and programs and have the ability to drive pickup truck and trailer. Must have the ability to ice skate, ride a bike, paddle a kayak and canoe, cross country ski independently and provide physical and social support to others in these activities.

Comments:

This is a Civil Service position.

ClosingDate:01/24/2014
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34302

 

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