Job Description

Payroll Title:
Human Resources
Hiring Salary Range
$70,000 - $90,000 /Annually
Hybrid Remote
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#116316 Disability Counselor

Filing Deadline: Wed 5/25/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/16/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/25/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under of the direction of DCC Leadership, uses skills and experience as a seasoned, experienced professional with a comprehensive understanding of employee benefits practices and University policies and procedures. Demonstrates good judgment in review of confidential information to identify methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and developing recommendations relative to employee benefits programs where analysis of situations and data requires a review of a variety of factors. Responsible for the provision of recommendations for reasonable accommodations and management of medical disability related matters including but not limited to vocational counseling, job analysis, medical separation, disability counseling, and job reassignment for staff and faculty employees who have a physical or mental disability impacting the ability to stay at work / return to work or perform the essential job functions. Interaction with all levels of the Campus and Systemwide Administration, as well as communicating with employees and supervisors / managers and providing training / education about state and federal laws and UC Policy. General instructions may be provided on new assignments, projects and initiatives.


  • Strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong in-depth knowledge of organization policies and procedures; knowledge of functional area and understands how work may impact other areas.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the organization's employee benefits function and programs and can address unique circumstances as well as routine situations.

  • Demonstrated strong writing, speaking, and group presentation skills in order to present information in a clear and concise manner to multiple levels in the organization.

  • In-depth knowledge of all benefits programs in order to provide information and interpretation.

  • Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of various counseling theories and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, California Fair Employment & Housing Act, California State Labor Code, Section 132A.

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology and medical reports and their respective implications for reasonable accommodation and placement.

  • Ability to conduct job analyses to recommend reasonable accommodations, and to compare functional capacity to job requirements.

  • Ability to provide reasonable accommodation recommendations.

  • Ability to explain and persuade in a concise manner and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in problem identification and problem solving techniques.

  • Ability to identify and coordinate resources to meet program objectives effectively.

  • Ability to design, organize and present a training presentation and other learning opportunities.

  • Knowledge of program planning and ability to set priorities.

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people in an environment of frequently changing priorities.

  • Proven knowledge of career development practices and demonstrated skill in career counseling.

  • Demonstrated group process skills to facilitate participant interaction and feedback training presentations.

  • Proven conceptual and oral communication skills to explain university and local Campus Academic Personnel and Human Resources policies and procedures and contract articles as related to preventing and managing disabilities and providing vocational rehabilitation services.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, originality, and judgment in applying established principles to new and unusual problems.

  • Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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