- Denver, CO, USA
- $130,000 to $138,000
- Full Time
Medical, dental, vision, LTD & STD, Life and 401k
Circuit Media is currently looking for a dynamic Program Analyst II to work with U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Senior Procurement Executive (OSPE), on behalf of the Employment Training Administration (ETA) Office of Job Corps (OJC) for Integration of Disability Support Services.
The Program Analyst II will assist the National Office of Job Corps by providing support for the integration of disability services throughout the Job Corps program via education, training, and program support. The National Office of Job Corps provides policy direction for the Job Corps wellness and disability programs and is responsible for formulating health and disability policy and procedures and for planning, developing, monitoring, and assessing center wellness and disability programs.
- Disability Service Policy and Procedure Planning and Development: Provide assistance to the National Office of Job Corps on policies and procedures for working with applicants and students with disabilities and training Job Corps staff to work with this population of students. This includes:
o Providing information to the Job Corps National Office on the existing and new laws, regulations, and policies relating to persons with disabilities.
o Assisting the National Office of Job Corps in the development, revision, and update of disability service publications (Technical Assistance Guides), and documents used by Job Corps staff to direct and monitor disability services.
o Assisting the National Office of Job Corps in the development of draft PRH change notices, information notices, and program instructions.
o Developing model vocational accommodation plans to be used by centers to address how centers can approach serving students with disabilities.
o Assisting the National Office of Job Corps to ensure compliance with civil rights laws and regulations.
o Assisting the National Office of Job Corps in developing a new format for center review, and technical assistance visits and reports by disability coordinators.
o Providing guidance on the online basic education assessment tool and monitoring of Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) accommodations.
o Providing guidance on GED and certification accommodations.
o Providing information on individual education plans (IEPs), 504 plans, and individuals with disability education act (IDEA) requirements as it relates to high school programs.
o Assisting in developing partnerships between region, centers, and disability agencies.
o Conducting current literature review and research.
o Analyzing existing data/statistics.
o Evaluating, updating or revising existing materials.
o Providing assistance on disability-related projects.
- Assist in the Review and Evaluation of Accommodation Funding Requests: Assist the Regional Office and the National Office in the review and evaluation of the centers' accommodation funding requests. An accommodation funding request asks for additional funding to purchase supplies or services in support of a person with a disability (e.g., interpreter services). Ensure the completeness of the information contained in the accommodation funding request and review the reasonable accommodation plan. Follow up with the Regional Director or designee(s) with any questions/concerns regarding the request and provide a recommendation to approve/disapprove the accommodation funding request. Write adequate justifications if the request involves substantial funding.
- Applicant Folder Review: Assist Job Corps centers and Regional Offices by performing an administrative review of all Job Corps applicant files in which the center has recommended denial of admission to ensure that Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations and Job Corps policies are followed. Review sections of the Policy and Requirements Handbook on individualized assessment of possible direct threat and health care needs assessments. Provide written disposition recommendations.
- Consultation and Technical Assistance: Assist the Job Corps National Office, Regional Offices, and centers in handling disability related situations. Consultation may be provided via phone, email, and in-person support. This may involve technical assistance trips to regional conferences, centers, workgroup meetings or other training sessions. Provide technical assistance to centers regarding: Policies and practices related to disability services; Follow up on repeat findings which require disability program expertise by phone and/or electronic means to the center, and by discussion with appropriate Regional Office staff; Improving the delivery of service by centers to the Job Corps student population.
- Data Collection and Management: Assist in the development of disability data collection tools. Assist the National Office of Job Corps in capturing disability data. Identify pertinent disability data to be captured in order to better manage the Job Corps accommodation services. Enhance the data collection and reporting systems. Monitor the center disability data entered into the Center Information System (CIS): Monitor the center disability data entered into CIS and contact centers whose data appears to be inaccurate.
- Webinars/Trainings: Develop webinars and online trainings on disability-related topics.
- Report Support: Help to produce an annual disability services report and periodic reports on special aspects of Job Corps accommodation services.
- Meeting/Conference Support: Participate in meetings and conferences (in-person or virtual) to develop tools and materials to support the integration of accommodation services throughout Job Corps.
- Demonstrate experience in providing, designing, developing, evaluating, and monitoring disability programming.
- Knowledge of disability legislation, regulations, and guidelines (ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of 1973, ADA accessibility guidelines, architectural barriers act, uniform accessibility standards).
- An in depth understanding of accommodation and accessibility issues necessary to implement effective practices in a residential, educational and training environment.
An ideal candidate will possess the following:
- A Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in education, special education, learning disabilities, or social work field from an accredited institution of higher education or at least 5 years of disability program planning, delivery, development, and evaluation.
- Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- The ability to travel for 10% of the time.
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Circuit Media is an equal opportunity employer and a HIRE Vets awardee. Please submit your resume and complete all assessments requested. We look forward to hearing from you!