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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Specialist

Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Human Resources Work Environment

Pay:  $57,491.00 annually  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Flexible schedule and remote work options available.  

 

The FMLA and ADA Specialist position helps facilitate a positive employee experience by acting as a resource for employees and supervisors regarding all aspects of Sedgwick County’s Family Medical Leave Act policy and Americans with Disabilities Act policy.  This position is responsible for administering the FML and ADA procedures for all Sedgwick County employees and is responsible for ensuring the County’s compliance with FML, ADA and that these policies are aligned with federal and state employment law.  This position also serves as the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator and Liaison. 

 

Administer Family Medical Leave according to federal law and county policy.

  • Provide FML customer service to employees, acting as an informed resource for employees and supervisors.
  • Provide initial FML information, process designation notices and return to work certificates.
  • Run Kronos reports to track FML usage, process event reports. Process historical edits in the timekeeping system as needed.
  • Facilitate and lead employee options meetings as needed.
  • Ensure supervisors and employees comply with FML law and policy.
  • Provide advice and counsel to all levels of management on FML policy/procedures.

 

Lead, coordinate, and facilitate the County’s ADA compliance program.

  • Serve as the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator.
  • Provide information to the public and County staff relating to ADA requirements, accommodations, and facility accessibility.
  • Direct and guide the employee accommodations process, leading and facilitating interactive dialogue and accommodation discussions between employees and supervisors.
  • Provide advice and counsel to all levels of management on ADA policy/procedures.

 

Compliance.

  • Review/research changes to legal requirements, regulatory changes or compliance issues affecting FML and ADA.
  • Drive process improvement and implement best practices through research and training.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration or a related field.  Two years’ experience working in human resources. Completion of an Excel test with a score of 75% or higher.  Selected candidates will be provided instructions regarding how to complete the required Excel testing.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration or a related field. Two years’ experience in administering FML and ADA programs in a business or government setting. Professional in Human Resources certification (PHR), Society for Human Resource Management certification (SHRM), ADA certification or advanced training.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


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