6335 Disability Access Coordinator

Recruitment #PBT-6335-087227


This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

This announcement has been amended to extend the filing deadline.

Position Description:
Under general direction, the 6335 Disability Access Coordinator plans, approves, inspects and directs all activities relating to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title II, administration of publicly funded facilities and construction under Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations and interpretation and dissemination of related information and other regulations requiring accessibility for persons with disabilities to applicable public facilities and right of ways.

This 6335 Disability Access Coordinator directs a specialized program in the Building Design & Construction Division of San Francisco Public Works. It is distinguished from Building Inspector classes in that the former serves as a technical expert in the area of accessibility compliance relative to applicable federal, state and local regulations. It is further distinguished from engineering and architectural classes in that it does not require licensure as the architect or engineer of record.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
• Administers and coordinates programs to implement legislative requirements on access to buildings, other facilities and public right of ways for persons with disabilities.

• Develops compliance standards and procedures to implement accessibility requirements of federal, state and local statutes and regulations.

• Evaluates and develops options and solutions, provides technical direction and training for program managers, plan reviewers, inspectors, architectural and engineering staff affected by accessibility standards and procedures.

• Conducts design review, approves permit submittals and construction jobsite inspections to ensure conformance with legal requirements and city policies related to accessibility.

• Serves as departmental representative and performs outreach to address issues relating to federal, state and local accessibility statutes and regulations. May serve as liaison to legislative bodies and the public regarding access issues and as technical expert to City Attorney in matters related to accessibility.

• Develops and disseminates information and materials for employees and public awareness of requirements of relevant federal, state and local statutes and regulations.

• Monitors changes and additions to governing codes and regulations and develops or modifies compliance or training procedures.

• Provides disability access trainings to city staff and others. Determines the effectiveness of related training programs and public outreach.

• Performs other related duties as required.

Nature of work: Under extreme weather conditions such as heat or cold, climb ladders, walk on uneven surfaces and/or stand for a long duration to perform site inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

Baccalaureate degree in architecture, architecture technology, environmental design, civil engineering or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Eight (8) years of verifiable professional experience in the design, review and approval process and in construction inspection activities relating to disability access requirements, codes and/or regulations applicable to buildings, facilities and public right of ways.

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

• The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled, which may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.
• A valid out-of-state driver’s license is acceptable during the application process. A valid California driver's license must be obtained prior to appointment and maintained throughout employment.
• One-year full-time employment is considered equivalent to 2000 hours (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
• Applicants must meet minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

• Ten (10) years of relevant experience applying prior regulations, statutes, ADA compliance and other laws addressing the rights of people with disabilities.
• Possession of a license to practice architecture in the State of California issued by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners.
• CASp Certification (Certified Access Specialist).
• Familiarity with the state or local government’s structure, activities, and employees.
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Skills and training in negotiation and mediation.
• Knowledge of various alternative formats and alternative technologies that enable people with disabilities to communicate, participate and perform tasks.
• Organizational and analytical skills.
• Problem solving, skills including the ability to suggest accessibility design solutions.
• Graphic design or CAD (computer aided drawing) skills

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education, training, apprenticeship, experience and driver license at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Sean Sexton, by telephone at (415) 554-6050, or by email at sean.sexton@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Examination (Weight 100%)
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written examination designed to assess their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas, which may include, but not be limited to knowledge of: architectural and civil engineering design concepts, federal, state and local laws regard-ing access for persons with disabilities applicable to public buildings, right of ways and other facilities and administrative, budgetary and financial processes; ability or Skill to: collaborate with design professionals, review and approve architectural, landscape architecture and engineering designs, conduct and direct plan review activities, inspect buildings, facilities and public right of ways under construction for compliance with accessibility requirements, conduct accessibility surveys, interpret and explain access regulations accurately and provide alternatives for compliance, initiate and disseminate compliance procedures and methods and to ensure departmental compliance with legal requirements relating to accessibility, plan and implement training for departmental personnel and others, design and produce informational documents for the public, communicate effectively with departmental management, staff and members of legislative and other groups. The written examination will be rated and scored.   Candidates must achieve a passing score in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Five Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List/Score Report
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities.

Veteran’s Preference:
Information regarding requests for Veteran’s Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Exam Type: Entrance
Issued: November 7, 2019
Amended: 11/15/19 to extend the filing deadline
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-6335-087227
ADM - SS (415) 554-6050


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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