RPM/Business and Consumer Safety - Accessibility Specialist I - (Program Specialist I) – 2 openings

  • Posting Number: 0105-21
  • Group/Step: B17, Position: 70, 76
  • Opening Date: 01/26/21
  • Closing Date: until filled
  • $39,552- $42,300 annually

Job Description

The Accessibility Specialist I is selected by and responsible to the Regulatory Program Manager with some duties and activities assigned by the AB Program Team Leader. The Accessibility Specialist I performs routine administrative, consultative and technical assistance work in the planning, developing, and implementing of the Elimination of Architectural Barriers Program. Duties include assisting in quality assurance audits; processing variances and appeals; and researching and preparing policy, procedures, and reports. Responds to the general public, design professionals, industry representatives, agency staff and government agencies on state accessibility requirements. Work is performed under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative, creativity, and independent judgment. Some travel may be required.
The position is located at the North Campus 1106 Clayton Lane Austin, TX 78723.

Essential Duties

  • Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities related to the Elimination of Architectural Barriers Program.
  • Provides support and collaborates in the planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of the Elimination of Architectural Barriers Program.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Business and Consumer Safety Manager and Architectural Barriers Team Leader, department staff, design professionals, industry representatives, government officials, advisory groups and the general public to assist in explaining program specifics and requirements.
  • Assists in quality assurance audits to determine projects are in compliance with the statutes, rules, procedures and standards; documents findings and makes recommendations.
  • Processes applications for variances and appeals by coordinating, reviewing and providing recommendations to other section staff.
  • May assist with processing plan reviews and revisions to ensure compliance with statutes, rules, and technical standards.
  • Assists department staff in determining trends, researching solutions, and resolving daily technical and administrative inquiries/problems to produce a more effective program.
  • Assists in developing administrative and technical materials and monitors program web pages and correspondence to ensure information is accurate and current.
  • Performs research, evaluates data and assists in preparing and reviewing technical/administrative reports, studies and specialist research projects.
  • Assists with the collection, organization, analysis, and/or preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports.
  • Complies with division and/or agency training requirements.
  • Keeps management appropriately informed of ongoing activities and critical matters affecting the operation and well-being of the agency, while upholding the Agency’s core-values.
  • Demonstrates a spirit of teamwork, offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement and support to other members of the staff and team while upholding the Agency’s core values.
  • Adheres to all Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Personnel Policies and performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Two (2) years progressively responsible office, administrative practices or quality assurance experience required. Experience related to building planning, accessibility design, review, or inspection or the equivalent is strongly preferred. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in architecture, environmental design, engineering, or other discipline relevant to the program is preferred and may substitute for the experience requirement.

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 127D- Paralegal Specialist, YN- Yeoman, 4421- Legal Services Specialist, 4422- Legal Services or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.

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The successful candidate will have: Knowledge of state and federal laws related to the program; of policies, functions, and operations of the Elimination of Architectural Barriers Program; and, of public administration and management techniques. Knowledge of research techniques; of training techniques including public speaking; and, of program management processes and techniques. Skill in operating computers and in applicable software, including MS Office applications. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; and, to prepare reports. Ability to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; and, to read and interpret construction documents; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to communicate effectively - verbally and in writing; and, to provide friendly, caring service to customers.

Applications may be downloaded from TDLR’s website https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/employ.htm

E-mail or fax applications to: TDLR, Human Resources Office, Austin Texas 78711, Fax (512) 475-3377. E-mail Human.Resources@tdlr.texas.gov. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of State Applications.  Applications not completely filled out may be rejected.  Only typed applications will be considered.

This job is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  FLSA-eligible employees who work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek receive time off at a time-and-one-half rate as the primary method of compensation in lieu of cash payment.


TDLR participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

TDLR provides a total compensation package that enables us to attract, motivate, and retain highly skilled and talented employees, including a merit system, full use of salary ranges, performance awards, retention and recruitment bonuses.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), TDLR will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the application, contact TDLR Human Resources at 512-463-7184. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview

Benefits Available to TDLR Employees

In addition to a positive and supportive work environment, The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation offers a strong benefits package.

  • State-paid health and life insurance plans for you;
  • Optional dental plan and health insurance for your family members;
  • State retirement matching contribution;
  • Optional 401K and 457 Plans;
  • Flexible health and dependent day care accounts;
  • Optional term life insurance for you and your dependents;
  • Short and long term disability insurance for you;
  • Voluntary AD&D insurance;
  • Retirement through the Employees Retirement System (ERS);
  • Long Term Care Insurance;
  • Longevity Pay;
  • Direct Deposit;
  • Optional after tax-contributions to a 529 Texas College Investment Plan;
  • Paid sick leave accrues from your first day at work;
  • Sick Leave Pool for catastrophic illnesses and injuries;
  • Workers’ Compensation;
  • Family Medical Leave;
  • Military Leave;
  • Jury Duty Leave;
  • Smoke-free workplace;
  • Confidential and personalized Employee Assistance Program services;
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program;
  • Career Paths that ensure professional growth and advancement within the agency;
  • On-the-job and cross-training to develop job related skills and enrich professional growth;
  • Wellness programs and activities such as yoga and massage therapy;
  • Employee and family-friendly workplace;
  • Flexible/Compressed work schedules;
  • Paid vacation accrues from your first day worked;
  • Active charitable employee associations;
  • Length of Service awards;
  • Generous holiday schedule;
  • Employee Recognition Programs;
  • Casual dress; and
  • A progressive agency culture that promotes open communication, efficiency, transparency and trust.

Staff Compensation Information, as required by Government Code, Section 659.026.