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Disability/Accommodation Specialist
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Human Resources
Position Code:   SHR4734A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   07/16/2013
Location:   Promenade 767 E. Yosemite, Bldg B, Ste A/B
Background check:   Background check may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Provides services mandated by federal and state laws and UC policies and procedures to faculty and staff with disabilities. Evaluates eligibility for services and provides technical assistance to supervisors and managers on all aspects of disability management, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, FEHA and reasonable accommodations, whether work-related or non-industrial. Provides services to retain faculty and staff with illnesses or disabilities when their work is impacted by a medical condition. Provides systemwide and campus mandated services: reasonable accommodation, interactive process, review and approval of medical separation. Provides consultation for possible job restructuring, worksite modification, and acquisition of adaptive services. Analyzes, interprets and coordinates the acquiring of medical information in accordance with legal requirements and policy. May testify as an expert witness. Reviews all medical separations.


Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in related area and/or at least three years of equivalent experience/training.

• Demonstrates advanced judgment and technical experience in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and developing recommendations.

• Demonstrates advanced knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs and applies it to the completion of diverse equal employment opportunity assignments.

• In-depth knowledge of applicable state and federal laws as they pertain to employment and EEO requirements.

• Possesses advanced level skills required to gather, organize and perform analysis on diverse equal employment opportunity /affirmative action programs and initiatives as well as those to present findings and make recommendations that are significant to a department or unit, verbally and in writing.

• Demonstrates advanced level of political and organizational acumen.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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