Job Details

City of Santa Monica
  • Position Number: 5319784
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

ADA Coordinator

Salary: $101,892.00 - $125,796.00 Annually
Location: City of Santa Monica, CA
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Job Number: 241337-01
Department: Public Works
Division: Architecture Services
Opening Date: 06/10/2024
Closing Date: 6/27/2024 5:30 PM Pacific

Job Summary

Responsible for the organization's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act (including the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.) Acts as a referral point for disability-related information, services, and resources; provides consultation on policy reviews and facilities planning; serves as a clearing house for disability-related complaints; and develops disability-related initiatives.

Representative Duties

Interprets and applies federal and state laws regarding equal access for people with disabilities. Coordinates and oversees activities related to the City's implementation and compliance of the ADA and other state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.

Collaborates with City departments, government agencies, and advocacy groups to inform decision-making and ensure compliance with state and federal mandates.

Responsible for development, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the annual ADA work plan. Drafts and updates the City ADA Self Evaluation and Transition plan and shares progress and plans with the organization.

Conducts regular reviews of City facilities, programs, leases, and policies to ensure compliance with ADA guidelines and related regulations and standards. Coordinates the solutions and the development of corrective action plans to remedy discriminatory practices and other noncompliance matters identified; prepares recommendations for enforcement actions.

Confers and coordinates with relevant City departments to promptly and equitably investigate and resolve complaints and inquiries regarding compliance with the ADA and other applicable federal and State laws regarding discrimination based on disability.

Ensures that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and grievances from external and internal stakeholders.

Maintains a record of disability and accommodation issues and tracks the status or resolution of each compliant, grievance, and accommodation request.

Assists in the planning and implementation of City capital improvements projects (including accessibility projects) by providing resource information, serving as a liaison to community groups, and making recommendations for outreach and other implementation strategies on issues affecting people with disabilities.

Ensures that information is readily available on City services, accommodations, policies, and demographics relating to persons with disabilities and information is compliant with accessibility standards.

Represents the City at relevant public and community meetings. Provides staff support to City Commissions and community organizations concerned with disability issues.

Coordinates the training of ADA Liaisons and employees in ADA responsibilities and sensitivity to disability issues.

Serves as the City liaison with relevant state and federal agencies, as well as other ADA coordinators.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal laws and legislation related to persons with disabilities

State laws and legislation related persons with disabilities including AB 1077 and Title 24 of the State Building Code

Local, regional, state, and federal resources for persons with disabilities including networks and agencies

Current community issues related to disabilities

Disabling conditions

Request for proposal and grant application processes

Principles of public administration and project management

Principles of budget development and analysis

Effective customer service techniques

Ability to:

Develop, implement and administer projects and programs

Analyze and solve administrative problems

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Make presentations to City staff, commissions, and community groups

Keep abreast of current developments and relevant legislation in areas of specialty

Develop and administer a budget

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all segments of the community, City officials, and administrators

Work independently

Work with persons from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds as well as a variety of work styles, personalities, and approaches

Provide effective customer service

Skill in:

Effective project management

The preparation and delivery of clear and concise oral presentations to committees, City Council, the public, and various task forces, commissions, and boards

Using a personal computer and applicable software applications


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

Experience: Three years of recent, paid work experience which has included administering ADA and disability programs and/or administering services for persons with disabilities.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid class C driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.


Works under the administrative supervision of a supervisory, management or professional employee who establishes objectives for the position, and reviews completed work and work in progress.

Work is routinely performed indoors in a home office or work office setting in accordance with the City's Hybrid Workplace Policy, with frequent interruptions. Office work may require sitting for prolonged periods of time and using a computer keyboard, mouse, and screen. Offsite assignments and irregular work hours are frequently required. Position may require working in the evening to attend City Council, City commission and board meetings or a range of community meetings at various sites in the community.

Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an online City application and required supplemental questions to be considered for this position. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process and should not be submitted.

NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college level-transcripts or diploma with your application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. You must upload and attach a scanned copy of your transcripts or diploma to your on-line application.

Testing may consist of the following:
Training and Experience Evaluation

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our employees are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!

Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three workdays prior to the examination.

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