DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY COORDINATOR
Virginia Dept of Medical Asst Services
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Acknowledging the National history of systemic inequality and inequity, DMAS continues to take a stand for social justice. DMAS remains committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment in Virginia by fostering excellence internally and externally in providing services to Medicaid Members and the Commonwealth. We are driven by a core commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity. DMAS promotes a working environment where persons from all backgrounds and experiences are welcome, safe, and respected. DMAS plays a critical role in improving the health and well-being of Virginians through access to high-quality health care coverage. The Office of Strategic Communications is seeking a business professional to support the agency communication and marketing goals as a Digital Accessibility Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will coordinate the agency’s digital accessibility efforts to ensure compliance with federal and state accessibility requirements, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standards. This position will review documents prior to posting to the agency website to ensure compliance. This individual will serve as a resource to other agency staff, providing training and consultation about compliance, and assisting staff when documents and digital content do not meet accessibility standards. This position will coordinate with other communications, Information Management (IM) and design staff to make resources available to agency employees, including accessible templates, training and education. As a subject matter expert on accessibility, the incumbent will keep up with changes to federal and state compliance requirements, advocate for the importance of accessibility within the agency and make updates to policies and procedures when necessary. This position will routinely audit the agency’s digital communications channels for compliance, including websites, videos and social media platforms. As needed, the incumbent will support the webmaster by coordinating and reviewing requests to update the agency website and will complete other duties as assigned to support the efforts of the Strategic Communications team.
Interested applicants must have considerable knowledge of state and federal accessibility standards, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and WCAG 2.0 standards. Requires experience auditing website and digital media for compliance with accessibility standards. Must have proven experience with document remediation for 508 compliance and accessibility for people with disabilities. Requires demonstrated knowledge of website content management systems and best practices. Ability to meet deadlines and accommodate requests from multiple staff across organization or agency divisions is required. Must have ability to work independently and to support team projects. Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer for word processing, creating spreadsheets, operating digital communications platforms, and checking accessibility of Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents.
Experience using Adobe Creative Suites is desired. Completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in communications, information or graphic design or a related field is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants must apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ by 11:59 p.m. on the listed closing date. Faxed, emailed, or hand delivered applications or resumes will not be accepted and will not substitute for a complete state application. Applications must include complete work history. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.
Applicants requiring accommodation to apply for this position should contact the Agency receptionist for assistance.
The Department of Medical Assistance Services is a V3 certified state agency that provides hiring preference to veterans and members of the reserves and/or National Guard in support of executive order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Spouse of a Veteran or Active Military Member, DMAS encourages you to apply and respond accordingly on your state application.