Civil Rights/ADA Program Manager

02/16/2022 03:43 PM PST

King County: As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.
We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. As articulated by Executive Dow Constantine, "We can and must be... an oasis of optimism and creativity...and a beacon to people around the world".
King County Executive Dow Constantine has highlighted building equity and social justice as one of his top priorities and a great generational challenge of our time.
The Office of Equity and Social Justice, established in 2015 building on work started in 2008, serves to: implement the 2016-2022 Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan; embed equity in all decision-making processes and organizational practices; lead and support regional efforts to advance equity and social justice; support  anti-racist and pro-equity capacity-building internally  and externally through technical assistance, trainings and other efforts; promote accountability and organizational advancement towards equity and racial justice.  
Office of Civil Rights
In 2017, the County's Civil Rights program became part of Office of Equity and Social Justice. Civil Rights ensures compliance is a broad range of civil rights areas including but not limited to fair employment, fair housing, and public accommodations.
The Civil Rights/ADA Program Manager will lead and support a team of professional staff performing civil rights investigations, policy and strategy work on disabilities equity and ADA compliance functions in the Office of Equity and Social Justice. This position will lead and support a range of activities including civil rights investigations and mediation, ADA and Title VI policy development, and work with other OESJ staff and departments on community engagement. The position will supervise the work of the of the Senior Civil Rights Investigator and will also be an experienced equity and social justice practitioner, representing the Office in broad venues and providing technical assistance.
The Office of Equity and Social Justice values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Office encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans