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09/12/2022
ADA Surveyor

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Position Description

Harris County Office of Elections Administrator Mission

The Harris County EA is committed to serving Harris County residents by providing essential voter registration and election services in an equitable, accessible, secure, and transparent manner.

ADA Compliance Division

The ADA Compliance Division of the EA is responsible for effectively implementing the ADA Compliance program to ensure and improve the accessibility for voters with disabilities and Harris County citizens in compliance with the Department of Justice settlement agreement and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). By developing responsive solutions, effective communication procedures and proactive remedies, we aim to improve accessibility for voters to participate in the electoral process.

The ADA Compliance Division is seeking a passionate advocate for individuals with accessibility needs with a commitment to ensuring compliance with the Department of Justice settlement agreement and ADA standards. The individual will work collaboratively within a team to support the ADA Compliance Manager and Senior ADA Compliance Associates in development and implementation of strategic goals for addressing the accessibility needs of Harris County voters. The ideal candidate has strong work ethic, is attentive to detail, is a self-starter, and is passionate and proactive about increasing accessibility to voters in Harris County.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts physical accessibility surveys of polling locations in Harris County using appropriate tools.
  • Advise election judges on how to implement temporary remedies appropriately based on the approved checklists.
  • Develop checklists of temporary measures and remedies based on surveys.
  • Assists with temporary ramp installations
  • Evaluate polling locations for ADA issues and documents them by photographing, sketching and labelling appropriately.
  • Consult with Senior ADA Compliance Associate for quality control of checklists and verifications of temporary remedies
  • Attend all recommended and required trainings, including surveyor training.
  • Assist in real time with ADA concerns during the election period.
  • Test for electrical and Internet connectivity at polling locations
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email [email protected].
 
 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D equivalent from an accredited educational institution
  • Experience in facility investigations/assessments
  • Experience in trade, construction, or design

Licensures:

  • Must have own transportation & Valid Driver's License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of 2010 ADA Accessible Standards
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to create and implement procedures
  • Adept in working with and analyzing information and other quantitative data
  • Attentive to detail and consistently thorough
  • Familiarity with technology and tools
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

General Information

Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:

  • Temporary Full-time
    • Anticipated End date: 12/15/22 
  • Monday – Friday | 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
    • Overtime hours as required

Salary:

  • $17.00/Hour

Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a mixture of field and office environments
  • Field work most often is outside in the elements

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

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