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Accessibility Conversation Specialist

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Phoenix, AZ,US

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that assist Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

Why Should You Apply?

We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.

- Affordable Health, Dental and Vision

- 10 holidays per year

- Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day

- Life and Disability Insurance

- Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System

- Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy

- Career Advancement Opportunities

- Tuition reimbursement


Please contact us at (602) 542-1169 to start your career today or apply through You may also call this number if you need an accommodation due to a disability to use our online system to apply for a position.

The Department of Economic Security Office of the Director is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Accessibility Conversion Specialist. This position is responsible for working with the Graphics and Design team to convert and develop instructional and accessible content including DES forms and reports to ADA accessible format.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

- Knowledge of Sections 504 and 508 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

- Knowledge of assistive computer technologies for individuals who are blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, and/or have cognitive disabilities (e.g., JAWS, Voiceover, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Zoomtext etc.)

- Knowledge of state and national standards and guidelines which apply to equal access to electronic media and/or technology and provision standards and web and mobile accessibility including WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA guidelines.

- Effective written and oral communication skills.

- Skills in work management, multitasking and prioritizing, and decision-making skills.

- Ability to take written material and effectively convert it to be accessible to all individuals with disabilities.

- Ability to form professional interpersonal relationships with all levels of the agency as well as being able to communicate with department leaders and staff member at all levels of the organization.

Licenses and Certifications:

- IAAP certification preferred.

- Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

- If the position is required to drive on state business, the position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate tot the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


- Bachelor's Degree in digital media, communications, graphic design, or related field.

- At least 3 years of web development and/or web design experience.

- Intermediate to expert knowledge of semantic HTTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

- One year of experience converting and print media into ADA accessible format.

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees

- Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

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