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EXCEL 2.0 Networking Group for Job Seekers with Disabilities Presents… June 10th

May 31, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Employment



EXCEL 2.0 Networking Group for Job Seekers with Disabilities Presents…
Ticket to Work and SSA Work Incentives
When: June 10, 12-2 p.m.
Where: 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305 Arlington, VA
Stop by ECNV on Friday June 10th from 12-2 p.m. for an interactive workshop presented by Lauren Parker, Ticket to Work Project Director at the SkillSource Group.
The Workshop will include:
• An overview of the SSA Disability Programs (SSDI, SSI, Concurrent)
• The Myths & Facts about the Ticket to Work Program
• Common SSA Rules and Work Incentives
The SkillSource Group is a non-profit organization serving Northern Virginia employers and job seekers. The organization offers a wide range of free job placement, training, and educational services to employers, job seekers, and incumbent workers
You can RSVP by emailing Excel@ecnv.org or calling (703) 525-3268. Please include any accommodation needs & pass along this information to job-hunting consumers.

TDI seeks Product Manager for a Speech-to-Text Captioning/Caption Correction Project

May 19, 2016 in Captioning / Relay, Employment



TDI is seeking a talented and versatile Product Manager to lead the development of a Speech-to-Text Captioning/Caption Correction product.  The ideal candidate will have a strong, clear commitment to meeting the purpose, goals, and timelines.  The product seeks to create scalable access to low-cost, accurate captions for live events by combining speech-to-text technology with real-time caption corrections made by designated peers.  These services will allow event participants (who have permission), to make corrections to captions in real-time during events.  Everyone viewing the captions, will see the corrected captions instantly.  This technology enables the provision of highly accurate, low-cost, captioning services wherever the use of professional captioning services are not logistically, technically, or financially feasible.  TDI has a subcontract with IDEAL Group, Inc. to develop, implement, and maintain the captioning service.  The web-based service will be accessible using Internet-connected devices running a variety of operating systems.

Announcement on TDI website:  https://tdiforaccess.org/job/product-manager/

DOWNLOAD – TDI position announcement, Product Manager, TDI’s Speech-to-Text Captioning Project, May 1, 2016

EXCEL 2.0 Networking Group For Job Seekers with Disabilities Presents…Landing a Federal Job! – April 7th

March 25, 2016 in Community News, Employment



Thursday, April 7, 2016
10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305 

During this seminar, Alison Levy, Disability Employment Program Manager with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct an interactive presentation where she will discuss:

  • The USDA and the types of positions needed
  • Tips for writing a federal resume
  • Tips on how to apply for jobs using a schedule A status

And much more! RSVP To Excel@ecnv.org or (703) 525-3268
Please include any accommodation needs & pass along this information to job-hunting consumers. Click here to learn more about our event

About our speaker: Alison S. Levy joined USDA in January 2011 as the Department’s Disability Employment Program Manager.  In this role she leads USDA’s efforts to increase recruitment, hiring, reasonable accommodation, advancement, and retention of individuals with disabilities.

Previously, Ms. Levy worked for ten years in a similar role as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Selective Placement Program Manager.  There, she spear headed efforts to streamline the Schedule a hiring process and established partnerships with national job placement professionals who refer qualified individuals with disabilities for Federal employment.

Ms. Levy is also one of the founding leaders of the Federal Disability Workforce Consortium (FDWC), a volunteer, interagency organization that includes over 900 Federal points of contact who work toward increasing Federal employment of individuals with disabilities.

With over 24 years of experience in the disability profession, Ms. Levy has worked toward improving workplace attitudes and in providing equal opportunity and equal access for persons with disabilities in both the public and private sectors.  Ms. Levy earned her B.A. in Public Communication from The American University, and her Masters in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University.

Discover Job Opportunities at Capital One for Individuals with Disabilities!

March 3, 2016 in Community Events, Employment



March 2016 EXCEL 2.0 Networking Group For Job Seekers with Disabilities

Getting Hired at Capital One

Facilitated by Recruiting Specialist Holly Bowers

As an HR professional with a disability, Holly will share what it takes to successfully land a job at this Fortune 200 company!

When:     Thursday March 10, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where:    ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV)
2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 305
Arlington, VA 22201 (at Court House Metro, Orange Line)

RSVP To Excel@ecnv.org or (703) 525-3268
Please include any accommodation needs & pass along this information to job-hunting consumers.

About Our Speaker…Holly Bowers is the Disability Recruiting Specialist and Deputy Program Manager for the Autism at Work Program at Capital One. She is also the National Recruiting Lead for the CapAbilities Network, Capital One’s internal support group for associates with disabilities, of which she was a founding member. Deaf herself, she is passionate about helping others with disabilities to start successful careers at the company. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the VABLN. Holly graduated from VCU in 2002 with a B.A. in English and spent many years as a writer for companies like Circuit City, Media General, and Capital One.

DOWNLOAD EXCEL March Flyer 2016

John Hudson Internship Program – Application Deadline April 17th

March 3, 2016 in Community News, Employment


The John Hudson Internship Program is an internship program in Fairfax County Government for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. The internships provide paid employment during the summer. Application materials are due on April 17, 2016.

Please refer to the FAQs if you have questions about the program. If your question is not addressed or you need a reasonable accommodation, contact Jill Clark at jill.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-5874.

Internship guidelines and eligibility requirements

Frequently asked questions

Internship application (due April 17, 2016)

Internship position descriptions

Court rules Hopkins wrongly rescinded job offer to deaf nurse

January 27, 2016 in Community News, Disability Law, Employment



The Baltimore Sun
by Meredith Cohn – 
Contact Reporter
January 25, 2016

Hopkins rescinded a job offer of deaf nurse because of the cost of full-time interpreters.

Johns Hopkins Hospital violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when officials rescinded a job offer to a deaf nurse after she requested a sign-language interpreter, a U.S. District Court judge ruled last week.

Joseph B. Espo, a lawyer for the nurse, Lauren Searls, called it an “important victory” that could send a message to other medical institutions about the capabilities of deaf workers.

Hopkins had told Searls it was a cost issue in a letter, but in its response to the lawsuit, officials called her employment both a financial hardship and a threat to patient safety, Espo said. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake rejected those arguments, he said.

Read More  . . . Deaf Nurse

Job Opening: Certified Deaf Interpreter Technical Specialist

January 5, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Employment



Job Title:  Certified Deaf Interpreter Technical Specialist
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:  FEMA-16-JS-013-RSV


Ace the Interview ECNV Employment Workshop

December 17, 2015 in Community Events, Employment


The ECNV EXCEL! Networking Group presents…

Ace the Interview
Learn about perfecting your elevator speech and how to answer those tough interview questions in this interactive employment workshop!

Thursday, January 14, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm
ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305
Arlington, 22201

By the Court House Metro
Garage parking available for $1 per hour

RSVP to excel@ecnv.org.

Please let us know of any accommodation requests. 

Presenter: Bob Rudney, EXCEL! job counselor, has worked with job candidates with disabilities for almost two decades. He retired as Senior Advisor in the Department of Defense and has extensive previous experience working for Booz Allen and other consulting companies.

DOWNLOAD – January EXCEL! flyer

EEOC Launches Direct Video Access to ASL Speakers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

December 16, 2015 in Community News, Employment




WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today it is launching a new service that will enable individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate directly with agency staff about issues of discrimination they may be facing. EEOC information intake representatives who are fluent in ASL will be available to answer questions and guide callers through the process of filing a charge of discrimination using videophones.

Previously, individuals who were deaf and or hard of hearing relied on an interpreter using relay services when they contacted EEOC. This new system provides direct access to an EEOC employee who can answer the caller’s question in ASL over a videophone.

EEOC is only the third federal agency-after the Federal Communications Commission and the Small Business Administration-to provide this direct access to the public.

“EEOC is proud to strengthen our service to the deaf and hard of hearing community and provide a more effective way for individuals to connect with our agency,” said EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang. “This enhanced means of communication helps to ensure that all individuals have access to EEOC resources on employment rights and responsibilities.”

Carrie St. Cyr, one of the ASL information intake representatives who will answer the videophones, said, “About 98 percent of people who are deaf and hard of hearing use videophones. Now, when those individuals call EEOC, they will now be able to communicate face to face with a staff member who speaks their native language and whose gestures, body language, and expressions they can read easily.”

Deaf and of hard of hearing callers can access the toll free ASL direct video line at 844-234-5122, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination.  Further information about the agency is available at www.eeoc.gov.

See ASL Video

JOB OPENING – Management and Program Analyst – expert in disability integration

December 8, 2015 in Emergency Preparedness, Employment


Job Title:  Management and Program Analyst
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:  FEMA-16-MBB-71494-CORE


SALARY RANGE: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, December 4, 2015 to Friday, December 18, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0343-13
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Temporary – Not to Exceed 2 Years
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington DC, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: All U.S. citizens

This announcement will close on Friday, December 18, 2015 OR the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

Read Full posting on USAJOBS

Job Opening at ECNV for Peer Mentor – deadline Fri. Nov 13th

October 22, 2015 in Community News, Employment



The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, a peer-run nonprofit in Arlington serving individuals with all types of disabilities, seeks a Peer Mentor to provide peer counseling, I&R, advocacy, independent living skills training, and transition services to Northern Virginia residents with disabilities. You must have the lived experience of having a disability to serve in this role. We seek a compassionate, friendly professional who is familiar with a variety of community resources. You should have an understanding of disability law, low-to-moderate income housing regulations, and knowledge of emergency assistance channels.

Please see the attached Peer Mentor application for a complete job description or go to our website at: www.ecnv.org/careers

To apply for this position, send your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to jobs@ecnv.org or fax it to (703) 525-3585, Attn: Personnel. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 13.

DOWNLOAD – Peer_Mentor_Job_description

ECNV Booz Allen Disability Employment Seminar-Oct. 15th

October 9, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Employment


Job Seekers with Disabilities 

EXCEL! Networking Group

Booz Allen Disability Employment Seminar

Thursday, October 15, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305
Arlington, VA 22201

RSVP with accommodation requests: excel@ecnv.org

Patricia Jackson, a disability employment specialist from Booz Allen, will speak about the company’s pioneering disability employment efforts and share how to apply.


DOWNLOAD – Excel flyer 10.15

TSA Event for Job Seekers with Disabilities – Oct. 21

September 29, 2015 in Community Events, Employment, Transportation

Disability Mentoring Day at TSA 

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invite you to attend a half-day mentoring program on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The program will take place at TSA Headquarters, 701 South 12th Street, Arlington, Virginia, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

TSA is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its mission is to protect the Nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of travelers and commerce. College students, recent graduates, and law students with disabilities interested in careers in government are encouraged to participate in this program. Students with backgrounds or majors in the following are particularly encouraged to attend:

*   Finance
*   Acquisitions
*   Human Resources
*   IT/Computer Science
*   Engineering
*   Public Affairs
*   Criminal Justice

This half-day mentoring program will give participants an opportunity to connect with TSA employe

es through mentoring sessions and learn about working at TSA.

Participants must provide their own transportation. TSA is located at the Pentagon City Metro stop by either the Blue or Yellow line. To register, please submit your resume and any accommodations you will need to participate to DMD@aapd.com by October 9th. ASL interpreting will be provided.

Loudoun County Public Schools is seeking – substitute teachers with ASL background

September 21, 2015 in Employment, Hearing Loss & Deafness



Loudoun County Public Schools is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming substitute teachers.  We are particularly looking for individuals have a background in American Sign Language.   While individuals with a current teaching license are preferred, minimum requirements to become a long-term substitute is a bachelor’s degree.  The rate of pay is $154 per day for long-term assignments and $110 per day for daily assignments.

Please contact Alisa Daniel, personnel specialist at 571-252-1100 for more information.

Employment – Job Opening Account Manager for ZVRS

September 17, 2015 in Community News, Employment



Job Description

Job Title:             Account Manager

Department:     ZVRS

Reports To:       Sales Manager

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Location               based on assigned states listed below

Summary:   The Account Manager, reporting to the Sales Manager, will be expected to work closely with customers within their assigned geographical area. The Account Manager will also be assisting the customer in installing their new Z products and providing training on our features and services during the installation. After the installation, the Account Manager will be focusing on customer retention, by developing a relationship with the customer to retain loyalty to the Company. The Account Manager will also provide follow-up training, continued education and introduction of ZVRS’ features and services, both current and new whenever scheduled, requested or necessary. The Account Manager may also be asked to provide education of our products, features and services while at presentations, workshops and tradeshows.

DOWNLOAD – ZVRS Account Manager openings