The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police service, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Division also has jurisdiction to enforce constitutional prohibitions on certain conduct by law enforcement agencies and public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities.Learn more about this agency
The Disability Rights Section (Section or DRS) enforces civil rights laws designed to protect persons with disabilities from illegal discrimination in employment, public services, and public accommodations and services operated by private entities. The Section conducts investigations, brings lawsuits, and monitors compliance with court orders and settlements. The Section also promulgates regulations to interpret and implement the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and sub-regulatory guidance explaining the requirements of the ADA. The Section provides technical assistance to the general public, to State and local governments, to private entities covered by Title III, and to persons with disabilities, and operates the ADA Information Line, the ADA Mediation Program, and the ADA website, ADA.gov.
Division offices are near metro transportation systems or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities are available. Most employees who commute by public transportation are provided transit subsidy benefits.
The incumbent will direct and manage web-related activities, including the popular Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website, www.ADA.gov, and support content development as the Section uses the web and mobile apps for ongoing technical assistance activities. The ADA website is one of the Section's major technical assistance activities hosting more than one hundred thousand user sessions per week. The incumbent will direct the development of sections of the ADA website and migration of the website to Drupal, working closely with other staff that possesses extensive experience with the ADA and technical assistance. Duties of the position include, but are not limited, to the following:
Identify new ways to use the internet, the web, and mobile apps to carry out the Department's responsibility to provide technical assistance under the ADA; Advise management on matters concerning use of the internet, the web, and mobile apps to advance the Department's responsibilities to provide effective technical assistance to businesses, state and local governments and the general public; Analyze and recommend web-related hardware and software systems, service and products; Develop and implement new and innovative accessible designs and layouts for the Section's websites and mobile apps; Monitor development of new web-based technologies to improve dissemination of information about the ADA; Identify and recommend strategies for presenting complex technical design information on Section web pages and develop innovative and custom accessible design solutions; Manage and support the conversion of various text and desktop publishing files to HTML, XHTML and PDF formats; Train staff on techniques to design and code web pages; and Research trends in web design, coding and functionality, track developments in the use of third-party sites and outline options for Section management and Division staff.
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