Under the general direction of the DMS Manager provides services mandated by federal and state law, UC System-wide Policies and UC Davis Procedures to faculty and staff with disabilities assuring consistent campus-wide application of Disability Law and Policy. Evaluates faculty, staff and student employees for program eligibility with respect to the Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodation, to retain in employment when their work is impacted by a medical condition, illness or disability. This position reviews and has signature authority to approve medical separations. Provides union contract and policy interpretation, advice and consultation on Disability Management issues to campus managers and supervisors related to Interactive Process, Reasonable Accommodation and Medical Separation. Handles highly confidential and sensitive assignments that involve substantial complexity, regularly collaborating with campus leadership such as the Director of Employee and Labor Relations, Director of Faculty Relations, Campus Counsel, Deans and Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, Office of the President General Counsel, Campus and UCOP Risk Management. Collaborates with the university's workers' compensation Third Party Administrator, physicians, medical treatment providers, outside attorneys, state and federal agency representatives.
Current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; hold a current Counselor Certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) or Current Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) or be able to recertify within 6 months of hire.
Master's Degree in counseling, psychology or related field.
Extensive work experience in Disability Management and Vocational Rehabilitation.
Experience conducting on-site job analysis in multiple settings including rural, agricultural, research, laboratories, administrative and varied locations.
Experience performing job site inspections requiring measuring, weighing, and operation of digital camera.
Experience with, and strong working knowledge of, Labor and Employment Law related to disability, including ADA, CA FEHA, FMLA, W.C. Labor Code.
Knowledge of state and federal legislation affecting employment, retention and confidentiality of employees with disabilities.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of various counseling theories and techniques.
Minimum of 5 years work experience in Disability Management and Vocational Rehabilitation in Higher Education, a Health Care System or a comparable large business organization.
Working knowledge of medical terminology and ability to understand and interpret medical reports and their respective implications in the development of appropriate work-site accommodation and/or placement.
Skill to analyze highly complex situations regarding disability as it affects performance of job duties.
Demonstrated skills to conduct complex negotiations of reasonable accommodations; to conduct job analyses; to evaluate and recommend reasonable accommodations.
Computer experience using Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Access or similar database, Internet and e-mail.
Skills to advise and consult with all levels of staff, including senior management, academic and staff employees, managers, supervisors and other professionals.
Skill to negotiate effectively.
Skills to develop innovative solutions to resolve highly complex personnel issues.
Experience with budget management and skill to provide effective stewardship of unit and university resources.
Skills to assist with program planning and representation of the program.
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