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508 Accessibility Expert, Web Application Services

508 Accessibility Expert, Web Application Services

Alternate Job Title: Web Applications Analyst, 508 Compliance 

Work Location: Fort Meade, Maryland, 20755

Make a difference and have an impact on improving the accessibility of more then 800 Department of Defense web sites!

Job Description

OMNITEC Solutions, Inc., ( http://www.omnitecinc.com ) provides a variety of web solutions to the federal government and the DoD. We have an immediate employment opportunity for a Senior Compliance 508 Expert.  Our perfect candidate will not only be able to demonstrate their knowledge and sensitivity to the access needs of people with disabilities, but also be able to compliment the team in ways we haven't considered yet. If you can rise to this challenge, we'd be excited to meet you.

Quick Note: an active Secret clearance is highly preferred; otherwise, US citizenship with the ability to immediately obtain a interim Secret clearance is required!

This is s a new position to provide our customers and our internal teams a centralized point of contact responsible for identifying and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the W3C WCAG 2.0 standards as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, and other accessibility related laws. This team member will apply their accessibility knowledge to a wide range of our customers properties including but not limited to websites, mobile applications, and documents like PDFs.

Key Requirements

  • Broad knowledge of accessibility barriers as well as the tools and techniques for overcoming them

  • Knowledge of accessibility standards: WCAG 2.0, ADA Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act. Knowledge of International laws is a plus 

  • Ability to discern accessibility issues from wireframes and story boards 

  • Knowledge of accepted accessibility patterns and best practices 

  • Ability to analyze and employ problem-solving skills to recommend the best solution 

  • Detailed knowledge of a broad range of technologies: 

  • Accessibility on various platforms including Windows and MacOS 

  • Mobile accessibility on various platforms including Android and IOS 

  • Video and other digital media 

  • PDF and other document standards 

  • Hands On knowledge of Assistive Technology (e.g. screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc.)

  • Knowledge of technologies including but not limited to: (Familiarity of these languages are nice to have but not mandatory): HTML 4 and 5, CSS 2 and 3, JavaScript Libraries 

  • Ability to analyze code for accessibility issues 
  • Ability to guide and coach colleagues and clients in one-on-one, small group, or large forum environments 
  • Ability to communicate to a wide range of project stakeholders (e.g. Executives, Managers, Designers, Developers, etc.) 
  • Ability to work in both a team environment and as an individual consultants with your assigned client

Required Skills

  • College degree preferred, either AS or BS; 
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in the IT field or a similar customer support role, with a strong preference for specific experience supporting large scale web-based applications; 
  • Understanding of HTML and other web publishing tools and technologies; 
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral; 
  • Secret clearance or the ability to immediately obtain a interim Secret clearance; 
  • CompTIA "Security+" certified or able to immediately pass 

Some added pluses 

  • Knowledge of  JIRA and Confluence a plus 
  • Experience with Scrum and Agile methodologies is a plus 
  • Ability to leverage industry knowledge to discern future trends is a plus 
  • Experience with Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research is a plus 

OMNITEC Solutions, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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