Under the supervision of the Staff Services Manager I, the incumbent will learn to perform the duties of a Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Coordinator. Incumbent is responsible for managing a caseload of less complex RA Requests from EDD employees and job applicants.
Incumbent is responsible to evaluate the less difficult RA Requests, analyze medical information, determine eligibility in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, and collaborate with EDD management regarding changes to an employee’s workstation, modify work assignments and/or work hours. Incumbent works with internal and external customers to identify and purchase appropriate equipment and/or assistive devices necessary to remove the workplace barriers.
The incumbent will learn to conduct ergonomic assessments/evaluations of EDD employees by evaluating the set up of the workstation; makes recommendations for adjustments and accommodations to ensure a safe working environment and to avoid workplace injury(s).
The incumbent is required to lift and/or carry up to 15 pounds and to push and/or pull when conducting workplace ergonomic evaluations. The incumbent must be able to work independently and/or in a team environment. Incumbent must be flexible to effectively meet the ever-changing demands of a fast-paced work environment. Incumbent acts as an advisor to EDD management regarding disability-related matters for employees and/or job applicants. The incumbent must interact effectively with all levels of supervision, management, and employees within and outside the Department.
Incumbent must possess strong analytical; written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate the ability to successfully handle multiple, concurrent, complex assignments. Incumbent is required to provide training to EDD management regarding the RA process and how to conduct ergonomic evaluations.
Travel within the greater Sacramento area is required and Statewide is required on occasion. This position does not require the use of bilingual communication skills.
Also, will be considering Associate Governmental Program Analyst for this position. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of the Family Medical Leave Act, California Disability Act, and Medical Actions to ensure the Department complies with these laws when returning employees to work after a period of disability.
Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I, the incumbent independently manages a complex caseload of Reasonable Accommodation (RA) requests from EDD employees and job applicants in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws; works with internal and external customers to identify and remove workplace barriers; conducts ergonomic assessments and makes recommendations for a safe working environment to avoid workplace injury; provides training to EDD management regarding the RA process ergonomic evaluations; is required to lift and/or carry up to 15 pounds and to push and/or pull when conducting workplace ergonomic evaluations. The incumbent provides consultation, guidance and training to managers and supervisors on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); develops and/or revises FMLA policy and forms; attends monthly FMLA Coordinator meetings; and works with the payroll specialists to resolve complicated cases.
The incumbent works with EDD Management and departmental managers and supervisors in the processing of Medical Actions and Medical Leaves of Absence. Due to legal requirements to provide accommodations timely, the incumbent must be able to work independently and/or in a team environment and be flexible to effectively meet the ever-changing demands of a fast-paced work environment.
The incumbent must interact effectively with all levels of supervision, management, and employees within and outside the Department; possess strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills; and demonstrate the ability to successfully handle multiple, concurrent, complex assignments. Travel within the greater Sacramento area is required and Statewide travel is required on occasion. This position does not require the use of bilingual communication skills.
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