Essential Function Job Analysis


Instructor: Roy Matheson, ADAC

Contact Hours: 6 NBCOT CRAC

Next Live-Stream Broadcast: Friday, January 20, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  EST

The visibility of FCE and Post-Offer employment tests in the federal court system continues to grow. Consequently, so does the need for high-level job analysis to identify the physical demands tied to the essential functions of incumbent jobs. Old-school methods of job analysis do not fit today’s demand for reports that include both essential function statements and specific measurement of the demands associated with the essential functions. Our former use of Department of Labor physical demand characteristics of work such as Sedentary, Light, Heavy and Very Heavy no longer serve the requirement for more specific, job-related descriptions. This course will deliver the knowledge you need to move into today’s ADA Title I world.

How is this information used: a doctor’s opinion about return to work under ADA Title I, discussion of a difficult reasonable accommodation solution, and planning a post-offer employment test are each facilitated by an accurate and up-to-date essential function job analysis.



What You’ll Learn

Through this course you will learn to identify and measure the essential functions and physical demands of a full range of jobs. You will be guided through the process of identifying the essential functions of a job under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. You’ll recognize the difference between the essential functions of a job and the physical demands of those functions. (The essential functions of a job rarely include lifting, carrying, standing, etc.) These concepts serve as a platform for learning how to prepare a thorough job analysis report. If you want to perform analyses across the spectrum of cognitive, aptitude, and temperamental demands of a job, you will benefit from the university-level resources that complement this course.

Self-Paced and Online Contact Hours

This is both an on-demand, self-paced course with the option to attend a scheduled, live online presentation of the curriculum by Roy Matheson. The live online event is scheduled approximately every  6 weeks. This course has a total of 6 contact hours.

Connecting to the Self-Paced Online Course

The process of registering for the course and actually logging into the course occurs in two steps:

The first email that you receive after making your purchase is an acknowledgement of your registration and payment. This is a secure financial transaction not related to the site where the course actually occurs.

Another email you will receive from the Matheson Reasonable Accommodation team contains a link to the site where the course actually takes place. Your login credentials can be found in this second email.

Attending the Live Online Course

As mentioned above, a live online presentation of the curriculum by Roy Matheson is scheduled approximately every  6 weeks. Once you have registered for the self-paced online course you will begin receiving notices of upcoming live events. Notices of the live events will be posted on this web page, too.