HCIL has received notification of the Executive Director position of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) position opening. This is the second time that this position is recently being posted. We encourage all People with Disabilities (in Houston and outside of Houston) interested in this position (see position description below) to apply or re-apply immediately. The position closes quickly on 9/27/11. If a reasonable accommodation is required in order to apply call City of Houston Department of Human Resources @ 713.837.9302 and secure that required City of Houston accommodation procedure.
Please disseminate the MOPD Executive Director job opening far and wide.
Yours for a barrier free Houston,
Houston Center for Independent Living (HCIL)
CITY OF HOUSTON
Department of Human Resources
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS REQUIRED
Houston, TX 77002
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
DIVISION MANAGER (EXE LEV)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
$2,100.00 – $3,302.00 Biweekly $54,600.00 – $85,852.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/21/11
CLOSING DATE: 09/27/11
ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division Manager (Executive Level)
Department of Neighborhoods
Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities
901 Bagby, 4th Floor*
M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Plans, organizes and directs the operations and administration of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, in accordance with applicable City of Houston Ordinances. Serves as Liaison between the Mayor, City Council, City Departments and other public and private entities on matters pertaining to people with disabilities in the greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Provides technical advice and professional administrative support for initiatives of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. Assists in developing, coordinating and formulating policies and legislation relating
to all people with disabilities, and assists in overseeing the implementation of programs consistent with such policies and legislation. Acts as a public advocate for the rights and needs of all people with disabilities; assists in coordination of compliance with all federal, state and city laws concerning people with disabilities. Maintains demographic and statistical data regarding people with disabilities. Plans and implements special projects as needed or assigned. Provides information and assists in the planning and prioritizing of allocations for enhancing services and
facilities for people with disabilities. Provides day to day coordination and/or oversight for the Aging and Disabilities Resource Center.
The position is physically comfortable, the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Administration, Accounting, Finance or a closely related field to activities of the division.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Seven (7) years of progressive professional experience closely related to the activities of the division are required with at least 3 in a supervisory capacity. A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a field closely related to the activities of the division may be substituted for two years of experience. Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and experience in interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ability to interact with high profile political and civic leaders in the community. Extensive leadership and program monitoring skills with the ability to effectively present and advocate for the disabled population in the greater Houston Metropolitan Area.
GENERAL INFORMATION SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None
However, the department may administer and the applicant must successfully complete a computer skills assessment.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION [ X ] No
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The minimum to mid-point salary range for this position is:
Salary Range – Pay Grade 29