State Of Wisconsin Madison , WI 53706
The Physical Disabilities Program Analyst is a critical member of the Office for the Promotion of Independent Living (OPIL) unit bringing expertise in the area of physical disabilities and programs, policies, and services available to people with disabilities of all ages and their families in Wisconsin. These program and policy areas include: Independent Living services, long-term care programs, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, and transportation and assistive technology. This position will ensure these program areas incorporate the needs and considerations of people with physical disabilities when developing and interpreting policies to ensure that persons with disabilities can continue to live independently in the homes and communities of their choice.
This position is responsible for ensuring cooperative working relations with a variety of partners including: Federal and State governmental entities, statewide consumer councils, service providers, private and non-profit agencies and local entities responsible for the delivery of services. This position will ensure the voice of the customer in the development and formation of programs and policies. The Physical Disabilities Program Analyst is also responsible for the research and development of complex written correspondences and the ability to conduct thorough analyses of legislation, policies and procedures in order to inform the State's efforts in the development of long-range plans aimed at supporting people with physical disabilities in Wisconsin.
Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.
This position requires the ability to drive a State vehicle or the ability to provide one's own transportation. In order to become authorized to drive a State vehicle, you must meet the requirements of the State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy, which are:
Must have a valid driver's license;
Must have minimum of two years licensed driving experience;
Must be 18 years of age.
Additionally, your driving record MUST NOT reflect any of the following conditions:
Three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents in the past two years;
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation within the past 12 months;
Suspension or revocation of driver's license.
Minimally qualified applicants will have:
Experience interpreting and applying Federal or State laws, regulations, policies or procedures related to the delivery of programs and services to people with disabilities such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Experience working with people with disabilities in a human services field (ex: non-profits, social work, public health, home health aide/agency, supportive independent living).
Experience in program evaluation and planning and data collection.
Experience utilizing computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite for data entry and report production.
The ability to work independently, prioritize and meet workload demands.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Well-qualified applicants will have:
Experience developing policies or procedures that aim to serve and support people with disabilities.
Experience identifying barriers to accessing services for people with physical disabilities.
Experience providing technical assistance to others regarding programs, policies, or services that serve people with physical disabilities.
The ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external customers.