Disability, Access and Functional Needs Planner

NYC Department of Education
New York
Sep 16, 2016
Oct 14, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Board
Position Summary: The Department of Education's (DOE) Division of School Facilities (DSF) is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and clean setting that is conducive to the education and nurturing of our children in the most economic and efficient manner possible. The DSF Emergency Management Unit (EMU) is seeking a Disability, Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) Planner, who will develop and manage aspects of DOE's DAFN plans and operations. The candidate will work closely with the DSF Accessibility Coordinator, other units within DOE, including the Division of Space Management (DSM), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Borough Facilities Management (BFM), and the School Construction Authority (SCA); agency partners, including the NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and the City University of New York (CUNY); as well as City, State, Federal, non-governmental, and community-based partners, to develop upon current, future, and ongoing strategies. The position is project funded and has a five year duration with the possibility of extension. Performs related work. Reports to: Disabilities Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) Manager Direct Reports: N/A Key Relationships: The DAFN Planner will foster relationships with high-level administrators and directors within the Division of School Facilities, the DOE, external managers, other City agencies, State, Federal and non-governmental entities and the public. Responsibilities Work with the Accessibility Coordinator and DAFN Manager to collect, track, and analyze data, including the development of DAFN strategies. In addition, work with internal and external partners to incorporate DAFN policies and strategies into new and existing emergency response plans.Collaborate with Emergency Preparedness Manager, and make recommendations concerning the development, analysis and implementation of agency-wide policy/emergency plans.Support the tracking, management and implementation of the MOUs pertaining to the court-ordered settlement, specifically the Sheltering, Accessible Transportation, and Backup Power MOUs. In addition, track capital ADA Compliance and remediation projects, specifically for the ADA Title II Shelter Remediation Project.Review, update, test and implement comprehensive project/emergency plans, as well as staff DOE and City Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) during emergency activations.Perform planned comprehensive analyses of active projects; schedule, organize and occasionally lead meetings, in order that project stakeholders are cognizant of expectations, to ensure that all project deliverables and reporting deadlines are met.On a continuing basis, oversee remediation projects and work closely with project management vendors on project planning, development and application. Qualification Requirements: Minimum A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; orHigh school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; orEducation and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above. Preferred Experience with planning, organizing, and coordination developing and/or administering a large community service program.Strong written and oral communication skills.Strong organizational, and project management skills.Comfortable utilizing information technology tools.Proficiency with standard office computer and web applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.Able to prepare formatted reports, using large amounts of raw data.Experience ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.Experience working with private and public sector clients.Experience managing multiple projects in a high-pressure work environment.Training in concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS) (100, 200, 300, 700, 800 levels preferred).Training in emergency management, project management.Multi-language skills.Possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive. Internal candidates preferred. Salary: $50,231+ Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Category: Social Services , Keywords: Community Worker