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Senior Manager, Technology Accessibility Program

State of Colorado

Statewide, CO,US

The work of employees at the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is challenging and diverse because the needs of agencies, customers and Coloradans constantly evolve. But our focus never changes: improve the lives of all Coloradans through innovation and collaboration. We're building one of the nation's leading government IT organizations by reimagining how we support agencies, building first-of-their-kind applications, and creating an inclusive, collaborative culture, together. Join us in the important work of providing equitable access to services

We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We know it's important to support each other, and that means having a healthy balance of work and personal time, and benefits that allow us all to have fulfilling lives.

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Description of Job


OIT ONLY RECRUITMENT: This recruitment is open only to current employees of the Office of Information Technology.

As our new Senior Manager, Programs (Accessibility) you will lead the Technical Accessibility Program (TAP) and provide technical architecture leadership for technology accessibility initiatives for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). You will be in charge of the strategic direction of the TAP, serves as chair of the Technology Accessibility Advisory Board (TAAB), and is responsible for coordinating OIT’s role specified in HB21-1110, which includes, but is not limited to, all agencies creating IT Accessibility Adoption Plans, coordinating and providing technical assistance and training, and working collaboratively with agencies, vendors, procurement, and testing services. This position provides direct supervision to the team (which is growing from 1 to 6 FTE in 2022), guides and delegates day to day duties, and works collaboratively across OIT and with agencies and stakeholders to advance the goals of the program.

You will work to ensure standards for technology accessibility are included in all OIT processes such as with the project management office, procurement, testing, and operations (HR, communications, finance, etc.). The Senior Manager, Programs (Accessibility) will assist leaders and teams to develop solutions to remediate accessibility issues in addition to focusing on upstream solutions that will create default processes and systems that are accessible from the start. This will require collaboration with other programs, stakeholders, functional groups, and technical subject matter experts across State departments and agencies, leadership of project initiatives, and may involve presenting to business executives.



Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


A wide salary range is posted for this position and any job offer is based upon a salary analysis to comply with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The salary analysis considers relevant experience, education, certifications, and state seniority as compared to others doing substantially similar work. While all offers are compliant with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, there is no guarantee an offer will be at the top of the posted range based on the salary analysis.

Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in coordination of cross-functional teams and enterprise wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization.

A minimum of five (5) years experience supervising high performing teams directly, or within a matrix environment.

A minimum of three (3) years of performing a strategic role within a technical accessibility program or comparable experience.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.



Knowledge and experience using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).



Experience communicating with multiple audiences on technology accessibility.


Substitutions:

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

Additional, appropriate paid or unpaid experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Training or Certification related to the work assigned to the position will be assigned credit towards substitution for experience and/or education, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with technology accessibility testing and remediation.

Experience with gathering and using data to make decisions regarding program and system performance.

Experience with accessibility tools such as Wave, Inspect, Siteimprove, and JAWS.


Conditions of Employment:

Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify
whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.

Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

A pre-employment background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Positions supporting some agencies such as the Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety will also require a pre-employment drug test.

This position may occasionally require travel within the specified geographic area, and to locations across the state as needed.

This position may require on-call duties as needed by position.


Supplemental Information

If this posting indicates “remote from anywhere in CO” in the title, periodic reporting to the primary state work location designated for the position is required. All remote work must be performed in Colorado.

Our application process and what to expect after you apply are described in the videos found here.


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at OIT_HR@state.co.us or call (303) 764-7900.

This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies based upon business need.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

Salary Range: $99441 - $122000

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