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California ADA Coordinator - San Mateo County

Organization: San Mateo County Transit District
Date Posted: 10/5/2018
City: San Carlos
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administration
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

Job Summary:  The ADA Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director, Facilities and is responsible for administering programs to ensure that the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Title II and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) implementing regulations at 49 CFR parts 27, 37, 38, and 39.


Examples of Essential Functions:

· Assist with developing policies and projects to ensure the prevention of discrimination on matters related to the ADA for Title II and the DOT’s implementing regulations at 49 CFR parts 27, 38, and 39. 

· Ensure facilities and public communications are readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.  Ensure compliance with ADA and DOT.

· Develop and implement the ADA Transition Plans which will analyze the accessibility of existing facilities, stations, and property, and provide a schedule for mitigating inaccessibility issues.  Administer the plan when structural changes are necessary to achieve ADA compliance.

· Provide guidance and serve as a liaison to internal stakeholders, public and private agencies, advisory groups, and other  external stakeholders in the planning and administration of ADA compliance.

· Supervise staff.  Hire, mentor, and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action.  Ensure EEO policies and procedures are followed. Participate in selection of staff. Coordinate staff training and professional development. Establish performance objectives. Monitor and evaluate employee performance.


Examples of Duties:

· Review proposed capital projects for ADA accessibility; assess potential architectural barriers to accessibility.

· Receive complaints regarding ADA inaccessibility of facilities.  Oversee investigations of complaints and inquiries.  Recommend solutions.  Draft formal responses to complaints. 

· Prepare scope of work for contracting documents and research and develop technical specifications.

· Ensure that the SamTrans and Caltrain websites and other customer information are accessible to people with disabilities.

· Analyze and monitor new construction projects and website information to ensure compliance with ADA regulations.

· Analyze, interpret, and monitor applicable local, state, and federal regulations on ADA issues.  Keep internal stakeholders and sub-recipients informed of rules, regulations, and requirements.  

· Perform contract cost monitoring and control. 

· Assist cost center manager with budget development and administration for capital projects and other related initiatives.

·  Develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant community groups, transportation-related organizations, and business groups in support of ADA-related programs. 

· Perform analytical tasks to support ADA-related planning. 

· Evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.

· Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm.  Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision:  Works under the general supervision of the Deputy Director, Facilities who establishes goals and objectives, monitors and evaluates performance.

Minimum Qualifications:   Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:  

·  Bachelor’s degree or higher in Public Administration, Planning, Geography, Political Science, or  related field.

· Three years full-time experience administering programs for people with disabilities.

· One  year of supervisory or lead experience.

· Must have thorough knowledge of the ADA.


Other Requirements:

· Experience administering an ADA transition plan is desirable.

· Experience with project management is desirable.

· Must have effective oral and written communication skills. 

· Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Must be proficient in word processing and spreadsheets.

How to Apply / Contact


Although we encourage applicants to apply online, we are still accepting paper applications.

·  Apply 24 hours a day through our online at application system at or complete a SamTrans Employment Application per instructions printed on the application.

· When completing the online application, please follow instructions on the Prospective Employee Reference Guide found at  When completing the paper application, please specify the position for which the application is being submitted. 

· Incomplete or improperly completed online or paper applications may be rejected even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to ensure that the online or paper application reflects the work experience and education needed to meet the requirements for the position(s) for which you are applying.

· Whether applying online or with a paper application, your completed application package must be received by the District’s Human Resources Department by the specified deadline to receive consideration. Paper applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm on the application deadline date. Online applications must be submitted prior to midnight on the application deadline date.

· You may call (650) 508-6308 to verify that your online or paper application package has been received.

· The deadline to apply  online is 11:59 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018.


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