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Web Section 508 Compliance Specialist-Virtual

The Bowen Group Inc.

Chantilly, VA,US

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The Bowen Group, a values-led, industry leader in strategic communications, telehealth, health communications, and wellness services and staffing has an outstanding opportunity for a Web Section 508 Compliance Specialist.

This is a full-time, virtual position, available in select states*.


Get ready to jump on board with the industry leader in the provision of wellness services to the military and veteran communities! The Bowen Group has an outstanding opportunity for a Web 508 Compliance Specialist to join our team supporting the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy contract. Level up in your career and support the military community at The Bowen Group.


CORE FUNCTIONS

Provide guidance on the pending changes to Section 508 regulations/policies and performs an impact assessment
Reviews web content to ensure compliance with accessibility standards such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act or WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards
Develops plans for making existing sites compliant with accessibility standards
Test websites using SortSite, manual techniques, screen readers, screen magnifiers, text browsers and other tools to identify problems that may not be apparent to the average user
Work with a team of developers to remediate problems identified through testing by tracking issues and solutions using Jira as well as conference calls
Collaborates with developers to ensure that new websites are accessible from the beginning stages of development
Keep software up to date and functioning correctly

Skills in:

Developing and maintaining accessibility policies that can be applied across an organization's websites
Providing training to supervisors and staff regarding accessibility requirements
Providing guidance on the pending changes to Section 508 regulations and performs an impact assessment
Reviewing website code for compliance with web accessibility standards

Ability to:

Write reports documenting findings and recommending solutions
Understand Section 508 and SCORM requirements for projects, adheres to corporate and industry standards and complies with federal regulations and client requirements
Use teamwork, communication and time management skills while multitasking in a fast-paced environment
Advise supervisor of any critical issues to ensure excellent customer service assessment
Follow compliance requirements as directed.
Apply rules to specific problems.
Lead a small team of Section 508 compliance specialists, if requested

Perform other duties as requested

Problem-solving skills
Effective communication skills
Self-direction and independent working
Driven to succeed in a fast-paced environment
Adaptability/flexibility
Methodical, analytical and a quick learner
Sincere and motivated by the accessibility mission itself


Efficiency and Time Management

Maintain expertise in software systems. Ensure a streamlined flow and process, work quickly, stay abreast of design trends and innovations and learn new software quickly. Multitask in a fast-paced environment.


Quality Assurance Regulation

Support quality assurance programs. Support quality control policies and procedures through the adherence to quality standards. Ensure that all deliverables adhere to established policy and stylistic standards, acute attention to detail, ensure visual consistency.


File Management

Adhere to the file structure set in place for Creative Services; load all current/working files to the cloud at the end of every workday. Keep software files organized. Load final client files to cloud platforms and update as needed.


Section 508 Compliance

Ensure all documents are prepared and finalized in accordance with Section 508 compliance requirements. Analyze documents for Section 508 compliance and troubleshoot accessibility issues with these documents.


Education and Work Experience:

Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a communication-related discipline
Work Experience: 5 or more years of experience using, developing, or analyzing 508-related technologies
Certification: DHS Trusted Tester Certification


Industry Knowledge:

WCAG, SortSite, JAWS and Jira functionality and usage
Terms and concepts commonly expressed in the Armed Services and federal government
Experience with and passion to support military community readiness highly desirable


Additional Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be able to obtain a favorable background check and government secret clearance


Benefits - We offer a comprehensive benefits package for Full-time Employees to include the following:

Health, dental, vision
Generous vacation and holiday leave
Flexible Spending Account (medical and dependent)
401(k) with employee match
Group Life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Tuition assistance and/or professional development training


This position is only open in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, MD, MA, MI, MN, NM, NC, ND, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA and WV.


The Bowen Group provides support to federal government clients. Some of these clients may require our employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, by applying for this position, you understand that you may be required to disclose your vaccination status as a condition of employment.


The Bowen Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.

The Bowen Group is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you have a disability and require assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by contacting us at recruiting@thebowengroup.com

Note: This accessibility is intended for individuals requiring accommodations and should not be used to check on the status of your application. Inquiries not specific to requesting an accommodation will be discarded.

The Bowen Group participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

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