Class Code:NA064

ADA ADMINISTRATOR/HIPAA PRIVACY OFFICER

General Description

Ensures County compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and monitors County compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Develops policies to ensure that County programs and facilities comply with ADA; monitors ADA program and facility compliance activities of all County Offices, departments, and divisions; develops plans in compliance with federal regulations for submission to the County Administrator and the Board of County Commissioners for approval.

Coordinates county-wide self-evaluation surveys for assessing ADA compliance, and develops strategies for compliance implementation; coordinates planning efforts with municipalities in Broward County; serves as the County liaison with the Advisory Board for Persons with Disabilities.

Maintains appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards; develops and maintains policies and procedures for appropriate response to individual requests for access, disclosure, correction and/or amendment; monitors the transmission between the covered and non-covered entities of County government.

Monitors federal regulations for updates in the HIPAA privacy rule; acts as central point of contact for HIPAA-related inquiries, information requests, and grievances; maintains appropriate records and information tracking systems regarding applicable HIPAA related inquiries.

Reviews contractual relationships between the County and HIPAA-defined business associates to insure the inclusion of HIPAA compliant policies and procedures; periodically reviews County programs for changes in HIPAA covered-entity status.

Supervises and directs the work of subordinate staff.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, public or business administration, law or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years progressively responsible experience in investigations, and government and regulatory compliance in the areas of: HIPAA, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) or Civil Rights; two (2) years of the experience must have been working with accessibility related issues in areas such as employment, housing, public accommodations, transportation or communications; including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.