Digital Accessibility Coordinator
State of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN,US
Join the 2,000+ professionals who are bringing strategic vision to state government as part of Minnesota's information technology agency. Work for Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and be part of a cutting-edge organization that is emerging as a national leader in government IT. This position exists to serve our partners at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT). MNIT DOT supports an agency with technology integrated into all areas of business – from business intelligence and solutions for providing critical transportation infrastructure across Minnesota to planning and operating a safe, efficient and reliable multimodal transportation system to connect people and markets across Minnesota.
Our culture promotes collaboration, demands continuous improvement and encourages innovation in IT delivery. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for MNIT DOT.
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 2
Working Title: Digital Accessibility Coordinator - ITS2
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/17/2021
Closing Date: 09/26/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
Division/Unit: Department of Transportation
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $23.97 - $38.98/hourly; $50,049 - $81,390/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
As the Digital Accessibility Coordinator (DAC), you will research, design, test, and implement accessibility standards in concert with usability best practices for MnDOT and MNIT DOT IT systems and software. With intense focus on the delivery of accessibility-compliant applications, web sites, and digital communications (i.e. documents, content, and user experiences), this is a high-visibility role serving as both a business and technical liaison between project stakeholders at MnDOT and MNIT DOT, and MNIT Enterprise.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:
This position requires a minimum of two (2) years of technical application support experience in the following areas:
Strong understanding of technical details of digital accessibility solutions.
Strong understanding of and use of relevant technologies for digital accessibility implementation.
Strong understanding of contextual implications for end users of assistive technology.
Automatic Accessibility testing administration.
Accessibility manual testing.
Good verbal communication skills.
A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related substitutes for two years of experience, OR related Associate’s substitutes for one year.
**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**
It is the policy of the Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
Driver's License Record Check
DHS Vulnerable Adult Check
Licensure and/or Certification Verification
Other legally required records checks
Personal Reference Check
Tax background check
**Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.**
Possess or actively pursuing IAAP CPACC/WAS and/or other IAAP certification
Ability to evaluate the accessibility of existing content or objects according to published technical standards and guideline and provide detailed remediation recommendations.
Strong knowledge and understanding of contract and procurement guideline in support of the State Accessibility Guidelines.
Background of writing comprehensive technical requirements, processes, and manuals for IT staff and users.
Strong communicator and ability to communicate with technical and non-technical personnel.
Why Work For Us
Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!
How to Apply
This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicants simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of Minnesota IT Services who are currently in an Information Technology Specialist 2 position and who are eligible to bid and apply within the seven (7) day bidding period will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.
Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/.
To be considered for any Veteran’s Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.
RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email email@example.com. Please indicate what assistance you need.
Salary Range: $77960 - $77960