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Business Analyst II, Accessibility & Security

Ohio University

Athens, OH,US

OHIO University strives to improve the usability of its technology resources, making them accessible to use by individuals of all abilities. This position will be responsible for implementing strategies and coordinating efforts to improve technology accessibility for all students, faculty, and staff.

The Office of Information Technology at Ohio University is seeking to hire a business analyst who will coordinate the university’s information technology accessibility program. This position is a key contributor of the seven-member Information Security & Accessibility Office which is located on the main campus in Athens, Ohio.
To be successful in this position, you will need to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and integrity, have exceptional written and oral communication skills, time management skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsible for oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to the institution’s departments and programs in their use of information systems, with a focus on promoting, assessing, and maintaining information technology accessibility and security.
Collaborate with subject matter experts, end users, and technical staff to identify and understand business needs, design possible solutions, and help implement and transition chosen solutions.
Maintain accessibility and information security policies and standards for the institution.
Stay informed of emerging and changing accessibility and information security processes and technologies and be a thought leader.
Coordinate the evaluation of software and web-based technology products for compliance with OHIO University’s accessibility and information security standards.
Provide business analysis and conceptual solution design of small to medium sized, accessibility and information security projects.
Collaborate with the University’s procurement function and other stakeholders to ensure the processes for evaluating and procuring technology are transparent, efficient, and effective. Use risk-based analysis techniques and professional judgement to make recommendations and propose remediation strategies.
Audit, assess, and monitor OHIO web sites and web-based applications for compliance with information technology accessibility standards and laws.
Work within a framework to track website accessibility metrics over time. Provide content for reporting to stakeholders and vendors.
Contribute strategies for communicating to the university community about what accessibility is and why it matters. This will include a portfolio of resources such as: training, local subject matter expert, and web-based information, that are available to support accessible technologies.
Establish metrics for measuring success and utilization of training and support offerings.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree required in Information Technology or related field.
3 or more years related work experience. (An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.)
Basic understanding of fundamental accessibility and security concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in implementing digital accessibility in a government or higher education institution.
5 or more years related work experience. (An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.)
Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for websites, Section 508 Standards, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, WAI-ARI, WCAG2lCT.
Experience using assistive technologies like Read and Write Gold, JAWS, Kurzweil, ZoomText.

Salary Range: $53000 - $63000

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