SR 508 Compliance Tester
Government Employees Health Association, Inc.
Lee's Summit, MO,US
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association, Inc., pronounced G.E.H.A.) is a nonprofit member association that provides medical and dental benefits to more than two million federal employees and retirees, military retirees and their families. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
GEHA has one mission: To empower federal workers to be healthy and well.
Offering one of the largest medical and dental benefit provider networks available to federal employees in the United States, GEHA empowers health and wellness by meeting its members where they are, when they need care. We serve our members with products they value and a personalized customer experience, sustained by a nimble and efficient organization.
We are seeking a Section 508 Compliance Tester to join our team and assist with functions of front end 508 compliant software design, coding, and testing. The Section 508 Compliance tester will work side-by-side with technical staff to ensure several applications meet IRS Section 508 Compliance guidelines.
To ensure success, the Section 508 Compliance Test Engineer should have working knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), 508 testing software, the ability to learn new technology quickly, and the ability to work in a team environment.
Write and execute comprehensive 508 compliance test plans, test cases, and test scripts for web, mobile and software applications in adherence to IRS Section 508 testing standards and policies.
Design and execute comprehensive accessibility web testing by using a broad range of tools, including but not limited to Web accessibility tool bar (WAT), Axe, FireEyes, JAWS, NVDA, WAVE, ZoomText, WindowEyes, Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Create accessible documents using standard software such as Adobe Professional, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, and Microsoft Excel.
Prepare, test, and analyze documents to ensure compliance with Section 508 requirements.
Log and monitor defects using defect tracking and reporting tool tracking issues to closure with the system owner.
Work with UI/UX Teams to validate designs for 508 compliance and provide recommendations for ensuring 508 compliant designs as needed.
Work with development teams on remediations and recommendations for compliance.
Routinely communicates status to project manager, manager and project team.
Advise/consult with the client on best practices and solutions to enhance 508 compliance implementations across the program.
Estimates the 508 compliance testing activities of large, highly visible and/or highly complex projects and coordinates and controls the testing activities associated.
Provides training mentoring and coaching of current 508 testing methodologies and approaches to other QA team members.
Identifies, documents, and monitors project 508 compliance testing risks, including the development of contingency plans and the escalation of major risks and issues.
Assists with the creation of metrics that will quantify and provide objective observations for 508 compliance.
Stay current on Section 508 policy and federal agency accessibility checklists.
Develops and maintains strong relationships with GEHA Management, peers, vendors and business stakeholders through interpersonal and written communication skills.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration.
Requires five (5) or more years of testing experience.
Requires two (2) years or more of experience with hands on 508 testing of web applications
Additional years of direct experience demonstrating proficiency in a test environment may be considered in lieu of formal education.
Strong experience in understanding and using assistive technology tools like screen reader software, screen magnification software, or voice recognition software.
Strong understanding of Section 508 standards and requirements and how they are integrated into the product development life cycle
Requires effective leadership, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Requires ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Incumbent is required to obtain knowledge of GEHA’s Affirmative Action policy and make decisions regarding employment, promotion, and termination of employees that comply with its principles.
Must have the ability to provide a non-cellular High Speed Internet Service such as Fiber, DSL, or cable Modems for a home office.
A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 30x5 (30mpbs download x 5mpbs upload) is required.
Latency (ping) response time lower than 80 ms
Hotspots, satellite and wireless internet service is NOT allowed for this role.
A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information
How we value you
Competitive pay/salary ranges
Health/Vision/Dental benefits effective day one
401(k) retirement plan: company match – dollar for dollar up to 4% employee contribution (pretax or Roth options) plus a 6% annual company contribution
Robust employee well-being program
Paid Time Off
Personal Community Enrichment Time
Company-provided Basic Life and AD&D
Company-provided Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Tuition Assistance Program
Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. GEHA considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.
The annual base salary range for this position is $85,716 - $120,084 USD.
GEHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we will not discriminate against any individual based on sex, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, military status, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, as well as all other characteristics and qualities protected by federal, state, or local law. GEHA will not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our diversity drives innovation deepens connections and strengthens our organization.
GEHA is headquartered in Lee's Summit, Missouri, in the Kansas City area. We recognize the importance of balance and flexibility and offer hybrid and work-from-home options for many of our roles.
Salary Range: $85000 - $120000