Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

TITLE: Human Resources ADA Analyst

CATEGORY: Confidential

FLSA: Exempt

GRADE: H

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Employee and Labor Relations Manager provides expert-level program planning and administration in an assigned functional area within human resources.  Oversees complex activities related to coordinating district-wide compliance and requiring extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The ADA Analyst is the distinguished from other human resources positions by its responsibility for managing a functional area within human resources that involves regulatory compliance as it related to employees district-wide.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates, reviews and administers assigned program within human resources which includes monitoring and evaluating compliance with state and federal regulations. Researches, analyzes, and interprets applicable laws and regulations relative to assigned area of responsibility and makes recommendations based on findings.
  2. Serves as the primary contact to respond to questions from staff and management regarding ADA compliance and accommodation requests. Evaluates, researches and administers employee requests for workplace accommodations. Facilitates and participates in the interactive process to identify and assess options for providing reasonable accommodations and access to eligible employees in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability laws. 
  3. Serves as the primary contact for inquiries from public and governmental agencies on district-wide compliance and accommodation issues.
  4. Develops, maintains and disseminates policies, procedures consistent with legal requirements.  Develops and maintains written procedures for filing complaints, conducting internal investigations and responding to complaints.  Develops and conducts training for managers.
  5. Coordinates a committee to discuss, review and make recommendations on a broad range of accommodation and access issues affecting the district, including recommendations for expending funds allocated annually for budgeted and discretionary expenditures.
  6. Oversees the preparation and implementation of self-evaluation and transition plans and access audits for facilities.
  7. Maintains compliance records and prepares reports related to area of responsibility.
  8. Builds and maintains relationships with college departments to facilitate awareness of regulatory compliance issues and proactively address potential problems.
  9. Conducts research and maintains knowledge of changing trends in case law, applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.
  10. Recommends ADA expenditures and monitors ADA budget. Coordinates with Grants Office and others to research and develop proposals to increase funding for ADA compliance initiatives.
  11. Positions in the classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or other discipline directly related to position.  Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Two years of professional level experience in applicable human resources area.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Human Resources principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes and statutes;
  • Research methodologies;
  • Employee relations principles and practices.

Demonstrated Skill in:

  • Analyzing and interpreting policies, practices, procedures and relevant regulations;
  • Conducting research, analyzing information and data, and presenting findings in a concise format;
  • Communicating sensitive and complex information;
  • Maintaining confidentiality;
  • Speaking in public;
  • Resolving conflict and mediating difficult situations;
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
  • Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;
  • Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is generally performed in an office environment, with interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule.  Frequent reaching, sitting, walking, and standing may be required. May occasionally be exposed to different work environments while assessing accommodation needs for employees.

REVISED: 1/13

REPLACES: 09/08