This position will be starting in January 2020. Candidates must apply at www.denvergov.org/jobs
The Division of Disability Rights within the Agency of Human Rights & Community Partnerships (HRCP) is seeking an Architectural Access Manager.
The Agency of Human Rights & Community Partnerships (HRCP) is the umbrella agency for nine offices and one division, which all offer distinct services related to empower the community’s diverse groups. This agency creates opportunities for innovation to take root in local government and throughout the community in order to impact local challenges. HRCP is the model of inclusiveness, recognizing that diverse perspectives, skills, and resources strengthen the foundation for lasting solutions.
The Denver Division of Disability Rights (DDDR) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) within City government. Title II of the ADA ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access and opportunities to all governmental activities, programs and services. DDDR also works closely with various community members and groups pertaining to issues related to people living with disabilities. Individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Under supervision of Disability Rights Division Director, duties would include, but not be limited to the following:
Provides quality control for project plan review, approval, and inspection services.
Manages functional and operational areas, to include financial recommendations, related to architectural access for the City and County of Denver via the Denver Division of Disability Rights.
Participates in code development.
Provides management to Plan Reviewers, Project Inspectors, Project Managers and the Technical Interpretation Committee in relation to compliance with the ADA.
Responsible for the creation and documentation of policies and procedures related to structural access throughout the City.
Manages or provides supervision to designee to manage external contracts related to architectural access.
Assists Title II ADA Coordinator and other relevant staff with content for Citywide ADA Liaison training.
Works with Title II ADA Coordinator in self-evaluation of facilities and transition plan development and management.
Represents the positions, initiatives and interests with a focus on the delivery of superior customer service; ensures staff is sufficiently knowledgeable and dynamic regarding customer service relating to people with disabilities, protocols, performance expectations and accessibility standards.
Organizes and applies regulatory standards, procedures, systems and guidelines related to local, state, and federal accessibility standards.
Implements policies, programs, operating procedures, and practices pertaining to architectural access and effectively manages operating costs. Ensures all budgets related to relative to physical access throughout the City remain at or below established targets.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have integrity and a strong commitment to public service. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have/be the following:
Master’s degree in Architecture or related field
Licensed Architect in Colorado or eligible for reciprocal licensure
Certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
Certified Accessibility Specialist
5+ years Demonstrated experience interpreting 2010 ADA Standards, Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), and International Building Code (IBC).
5+ years of proven experience in design and construction industry, serving as architect, consultant, or advisor for owners, operators, facility managers, and other entities looking to design, construct, and maintain code-compliant facilities.
Experience with Universal Design.
5+ years of supervisory experience
Mindset of service
Thoughtful about communicating with varied stakeholders who may need individualized approaches related to their cultural, religious, social characteristics and values.
We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Architecture, Environmental Design, or a related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):
Cover Letter answering the following:
Why are you interested in this position with DODR?
What is your availability to begin this position? (Position requires daily work in Denver, CO)
Elaborate on your experience in working with and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please be specific, as we are evaluating your fit for this position.
Internal Number: R0024361
About City and County of Denver
Rising from the Great Plains at 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver is Colorado’s capital city. With 700,000 residents, the Mile High City sits at the center of a fast-growing, seven-county region boasting a population of more than three million. A hub for business development, innovation, higher learning, and progressive energy, the true heart of Denver lies in its diversity of people and neighborhoods. Its rich cultural landscape, seven professional sports teams, 5,000 acres of city parkland, and Rocky Mountain backdrop make Denver a nexus of urban sophistication and outdoor adventure. Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the employees of the City and County of Denver work to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible place for every resident and visitor to live, work, and play.
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