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508 Compliance Specialist

DMS International

Washington, DC,US

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DMS International (DMS) is a professional services firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with work locations throughout the continental United States. We prepare managers and executives to lead their workforce through customized learning solutions that drive the standards of an ever-changing world. We build creative, unique, and engaging learning experiences for commercial, civilian and defense organizations. Our high-caliber talent, delivery methodology and innovative solutions contribute to preparing a workforce that is ready for the future. You can join us on this journey to bring efficiency and creativity to our customers.

At DMS, we are the catalyst for effective workforce transformation. To achieve this, we hire professionals who take pride in doing quality work and who are excited about contributing to the professional development of tomorrow's leaders.

DMS seeks candidates that possess and display the attributes that reflect our Core Values of:

Quality in delivering solutions
Integrity in conduct
Responsiveness to our customer's mission.

DMS International is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Description

DMS is seeking a 508 Compliance Specialist to join our team. The 508 Compliance Specialist will be responsible for supporting our clients by providing Section 508 compliance evaluation and analysis and remediation of electronic documents to ensure compliance with federal accessibility rules and regulations. The 508 Compliance Specialist must have a thorough understanding of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and apply this knowledge to create strategies and processes for ensuring maximum accessibility of client deliverables in addition to remediating products for compliance.


Possess a thorough understanding of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Monitor and stay up to date with latest industry trends, advancements in technology, and evolution of federal accessibility rules, regulations, and guidance.
Collaborate with delivery teams to review and ensure deliverables such as PDF, PPT, Excel and Word documents are Section 508 compliant (at a minimum) and adhere to other applicable accessibility laws.
Serve as Section 508 coordinator and subject matter expert on all 508 issues; participate in working groups and/or meetings with stakeholders to discuss requirements and/or present 508 strategies and solutions; provide guidance on technical issues involving Section 508 as it relates to accessible documents and electronic media.
Assist in developing a Section 508 compliance program by ensuring company policies and procedures are consistent with federal and departmental policies and industry best practices.
Assist in the development and application of Section 508 training programs to instruct delivery teams on how to develop Section 508 compliant products.
Think critically and apply customer and industry insight to solve client problems creatively and quickly.

Required Skills & Experience

4-7 years of relevant experience
Understanding of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Use of JAWS and CommonLook for 508 compliance testing
Ability to organize, coordinate, and deliver multiple complex projects/priorities and keep them on deadline
Strong work ethic with a commitment to client service excellence
Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US for any employer as sponsorship is not available for this position


Bachelor's Degree in relevant fields

Position Type



On client site (Washington, DC area)

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