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Advanced System Engineer (Digital Accessibility)

County of Marin

San Rafael, CA,UNITED STATES

ABOUT US. At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeing their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Information Services & Technology (IST) Department's mission: Marin County IST connects the people with their government by providing innovative products and serves tailored to the needs of our departments and communities accessible anytime, anywhere.

ABOUT THE POSITION. There is one (1) full-time vacancy for a one-year fixed-term Advanced Systems Engineer with the Digital Accessibility Program in the Department of Information Services and Technology.

The Digital Accessibility Program is a new Countywide program responsible for ensuring that the County of Marin's digital content is accessible to employees and the public. Digital content includes websites, Software as a Service (Saas) applications, videos, documents, kiosks, virtual meetings, and more.

Our team supports IST's projects and County departments by providing training, audits, and resources through collaborative consultation. We are a close-knit, adaptive, and driven team that thrives on interactive problem solving, and the Advanced Systems Engineer will have an opportunity to directly impact the County's effort towards diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Reporting to the Digital Accessibility Program Manager, the Advanced Systems Engineer (ASE) will support the technology projects of the Digital Accessibility Program. This position is the advanced journey level in the series. Under minimal supervision, the ASE is fully competent to perform a wide variety of duties such as:

Creating and providing technical support to IST personnel and representatives from County departments.
Testing and remediating websites, SaaS applications, and mobile applications.
Interacting with vendors and evaluating Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACR) and/or VPAT's.
Creating and publishing digital accessibility resources to the program's internal intranet site.

This fix-term position is funded up to one (1) year but may end sooner or be extended depending on position funding. This is a full-time, fully benefitted position. Per PMR 48.2, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force rights at the completion of the term.

Work for this position can be performed remotely and telework options may be discussed at time of hire. However, please note that this position requires that staff be able to report to County facilities as needed.

ABOUT YOU.
The Highly Qualified Candidate: The ideal candidate has a combination of technical expertise, strong analytical skills, and a high attention to detail. They have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to aid in their work with stakeholders that have a wide range of technology and accessibility experience, including County employees and vendors. This person enjoys learning new software and solving problems and has experience collaborating with team members of various levels within many or all stages of the development life cycle.

The ideal candidate has strong knowledge of:
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and 2.1.
ARIA, CSS, and HTML.

In addition, the ideal candidate has demonstrated experience in:
Performing accessibility audits using assistive technologies such as JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, VoiceOver, and/or TalkBack.
Using development/testing tools such as Siteimprove, axe, ANDI, WAVE, or browser web developer tools.
Evaluating VPATs and/or Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs).

The Minimum Qualifications for this position are:
Any four-year combination of professional experience, certification, and/or relevant coursework that demonstrates the necessary knowledge and abilities. Examples include:
Twelve (12) semester units of course work from an accredited program and in a discipline relevant to the assignment is equivalent to a full year of related professional experience.
A completed certification program relevant to the assignment and knowledge and abilities necessary of the role.
A training program with evidence of completion providing the knowledge and abilities necessary of the role.
An Internship and/or apprentice ship providing the required knowledge and abilities necessary of the role.
Relevant professional experience demonstrating knowledge and abilities necessary of the role.

ABOUT THE PROCESS.
All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your GovernmentJobs.com account to view these emails.

Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, applications screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.

Important Information: Pursuant to the Order of the Marin County Public Health Officer, it is required that all County employees confirm their vaccination status. Depending on work assignment and applicable Public Health Order, some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated and/or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. To help mitigate transmission, an Order of the Marin county Public Health Officer requires individuals to wear face coverings in certain settings.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Sections 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker related trainings as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.MarinCounty.org/jobs
Marin County Human Resources Department.
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 415, San Rafael, CA 94903-4189
Office Phone 415-473-6104. TTY use 711 for CRS.

Paper or Faxed application documents will not be accepted. If you need assistance completing an online application, contact us at 415-473-2126 or TTY use 711 for California Relay Service (CRS).

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The County of Marin is committed to diversity and invites all qualified people to apply, including persons of color, women, and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, reasonable accommodation may be made for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons, where necessary. If you have questions regarding equal employment opportunities or the position announcement, please contact Human Resources Department at 415-473-6104 or TTY use 711 for CRS.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling 415-473-6104 (voice) or TTY use 711 for CRS at least five (5) work days in advance of a potential scheduled exam, recruitment step, or interview. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats upon request.

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