The U.S. Access Board (or U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 career civil service staff and a 25 member governing board of cabinet level representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed to fixed terms by the President. Key responsibilities of the Board include:
-Developing and maintaining accessibility requirements for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and for electronic and information technology,
-Providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards, and
-Enforcing accessibility standards for federally funded facilities.
This is an excepted service position.
You will serve as the General Counsel for the U.S. Access Board. In this capacity, you will:
-Serve as the agency's senior legal official and advisor, and function as the recognized expert in accessibility law within the Federal government;
-Serve as the senior level subject matter legal expert in a highly specialized, critically important area of the law affecting broad elements of both the private and public sectors;
-Serve as the Access Board's chief in-house attorney, with additional roles as a policy advisor to the Board and member of the senior management team.