Sr Accessibility Program Specialist - 90340943 - Washington

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.
 


 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
 The Sr Accessibility Program Specialist will support the Senior Manager, Accessibility in leading initiatives and advancing Amtrak’s accessibility program to ensure access and inclusion for people with disabilities in Amtrak’s services, programs, and policies. The incumbent will be a key member in coordinating and tracking Accessibility Office planning efforts, goals, and reporting to help ensure the organization’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as help identify and implement best practices throughout the organization and in collaboration with other departments and programs (Training, Communications, Stations, eCommerce, and Onboard Services). The Accessibility Program Coordinator will be a team player, a self-starter, and proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement and streamlining processes and providing recommendations and program support. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Coordinates, tracks and monitors Accessibility Office (AO) planning and public programming efforts and goals ensuring access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
• Uses subject matter expertise to proactively provide feedback to continue building the accessibility program and advancing Amtrak services and initiatives to best serve people with disabilities.
• Develops materials and provides technical guidance and best practices that support accessibility communications and planning throughout the organization, in collaboration with other departments.
• Identifies opportunities for accessibility program improvements and streamlining processes, reviewing and modifying policies, and researching and recommending solutions. 
• Partners with other departments (Stations, Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS), Mechanical, eCommerce, Customer Relations, etc.) to report on accessibility programming and status updates. 
• Ensures presentations and documents are electronically accessible and compatible for screen readers. 
• Presents accessibility program material to various internal and external stakeholders, at all levels of the organization.
• Documents and maintains meeting minutes from accessibility program report outs to Amtrak Executive Leadership and disability organizations.
• Performs outreach to community stakeholders with a focus on building and maintaining strong relationships in the disability community. 
• Maintains Accessibility Office event calendar based on disability outreach and network events.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
• Experience developing materials, communications, and resources with the needs of users with disabilities in mind and in collaboration with other teams.
• Strong advocacy skills, including, but not limited to experience working with and on behalf of people with disabilities to ensure access and inclusion.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
• Be a team player and work effectively and diplomatically across departments with varying objectives and priorities.
• Proven ability for supporting and managing projects and deliverables to meet schedule and scope of work; problem-solving and communicating any modifications.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
• Demonstrate a foundation for web and electronic accessibility of websites, mobile technology, and electronic documents.
• Demonstrated commitment to accessibility and disability inclusion.
• Extensive knowledge and application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and guidelines pertaining to electronic accessibility of documents.
• Experience developing materials, communications, and resources with the needs of users with disabilities in mind and in collaboration with other teams.
• Excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
• Demonstrated experience simultaneously managing multiple projects and/or programs. 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• 5+ years of experience delivering cross-functional projects (tech and non-tech-related).
• Extensive experience in the accessibility and disability fields.
• Transportation industry experience is a plus.
• Graduate degree and/or education and training in related field.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:115644
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Research & Strategy 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.



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