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City of Seattle ADA Leave Coordinator in Seattle, Washington

Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. We are looking for an ADA/Leave Coordinator to be part of the Employee Relations team in Seattle City Light's People & Culture Business Unit. The ADA/Leave Coordinator will perform a variety of both routine and complex administrative and professional work to coordinate Employee Relations’ delivery of City Light’s leave, ADA accommodations, and return-to-work programs. This position will report to the Employee Relations Manager. Job Responsibilities * Administers the leave and reasonable accommodation process, ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Washington Law Against Discrimination, and the City's policies. * Understands applicable law, regulations, and policies regarding leave and ADA accommodations; ensures appropriate processes are in place to provide prompt accommodations for qualifying employees. * Identifies and performs outreach to employees possibly requiring leave and accommodations. * Educates management and employees on the rights and duties under the City’s leave programs, and the ADA. * Coordinates with management, other City department ADA/leave coordinators, and employees to develop and provide employees effective and reasonable accommodations. * Develops written materials and other informational pieces regarding the leave and ADA program. * Develops and maintains internal measures to track leave and ADA status and compliance and maintains and documents records of all disability and accommodation issues. * Assists with the Return-to-Work/Light Duty program and ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. * Clarifies and documents employee's essential job functions, examines and locates areas of need and availability for light/modified duty positions, and coordinates use of light/modified duty positions. * Identifies barriers to employees returning to work and proposes solutions; communicates with medical providers to understand employee work opportunities and restrictions. * Promotes participation in the return to work program; develops written materials and other informational tools, assesses employee readiness to return to work, and maintains accurate documentation on employees in return-to-work and accommodations programs. * Provides excellent customer service to workers and management to ensure that injured workers can return to work as soon and as safely as possible after injury and that workers with disabilities are provided effective and reasonable accommodations allowing them to work productively and safely. * Coordinates with the City of Seattle Workers’ Compensation Unit to ensure employees are aware of and receive all benefits due under RCW Title 51, Industrial Insurance, and the American with Disabilities Act. * Coordinates with Seattle City Light’s Safety Health & Wellness team to ensures compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) record-keeping requirements. * Collaborates with the Employee Relations team to create and train management and employees on policies regarding reporting and managing industrial injuries and accommodating individuals with disabilities. * Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned. Qualifications *Education: *A baccalaureate degree in social sciences, human resource management, business administration or related field. *Experience: *Two years of responsible professional personnel administration experience in the public sector are required (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). *Certification/License: *Valid Washington State Driver’s License. *Desired Qualifications: * * Professional experience in managing and/or administering return-to-work, leave, accommodations, or other EEO programs, preferably in the public sector, with experience that includes budgetary and analytical duties. * Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with customers, co-workers, and vendors. * Ability to demonstrate flexibility and empathy in the face of varied employee needs, while meeting regulatory requirements of complex programs * Excellent planning and organizational skills related to workload and managing multiple priorities. * Ability to work independently on complex tasks as well as routine matters. * Experience with risk management or leave management software. * Working knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies regarding Worker's Compensation, ADA accommodations, and interrelated areas (such as Family Medical Leave). * Skill in using computer and data management software. Candidates must demonstrate their commitment to and involvement in activities that create and sustain a workforce free of racism and discrimination and that values a multicultural and diversity as a workforce and asset. Additional Information *To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed application via this bulletin and attach the following: * * A cover letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required and desired for the position and * Resume. Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: _http://www.seattle.gov/light/_. Salary: $38.54 - $44.88 Hourly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time Department: Seattle City Light Job Number: 2021-00279 Closing: Continuous Agency: City of Seattle Address: Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500 Seattle, Washington, 98104 Website: http://www.seattle.gov/jobs