Accessibility Lead for Documents and Language Access Services (Information Technology Executive 1)
Commonwealth of PA
Dauphin County, PA,US
Pennsylvania's Office of Accessibility within the Office of Information Technology is looking for you! The Accessibility Lead for Accessible Documents and Language Access Services is responsible for creating and implementing accessibility strategies for the creation of accessible documents (Word, Excel, PPT, PDF, etc.), digital translation and other language access initiatives so that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania makes its information and services available to citizens and employees with disabilities as well as those with limited English proficiency. Apply today to join our team to accomplish this important and meaningful work!
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Accessibility Lead reports to the Chief Accessibility Officer in the Office of Accessibility within the Office of Information Technology. Some responsibilities of this position include leading efforts to establish and manage best practices, standards, guidelines, and policy for accessible documents and language access within the commonwealth, consulting with agency stakeholders, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, DGS Procurement and Agency Language Access Coordinators, and maintaining knowledge of current developments and language access (lep.gov) to teach and guide others.
Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.
Work Schedule and Additional Information:
Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time, 3 days a week in the office. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
Ten years of professional information technology experience; or
Six years of professional information technology experience and a bachelor’s degree; or
An equivalent combination of experience and training.
Conditions of Employment:
ITIL Foundations Certification is necessary upon hire or obtained within a period of time after hire.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.
Experience with language access (lep.gov).
Experience testing documents (manual, automated, and with assistive technologies such as JAWS, Dragon, Naturally speaking and ZoomText).
Knowledge of Information Technology project management principles and techniques.
Knowledge of Information Technology strategic planning concepts.
Certification from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).
The selected candidate for this position must undergo a fingerprint-based records check to be in compliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS).
How to Apply:
Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.
Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at email@example.com.
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
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