ADMINISTRATOR III IT ACCESSIBILITY COORDINATOR
Maryland Department of Disabilities
Baltimore City, Maryland,US
The IT Accessibility Coordinator position was created as result of Governor’s Executive Order 01.01.2017.23, which directs the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) to designate a staff person to collaborate with the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and the Department of General Services (DGS) to provide accessibility technical assistance during State procurement processes and address accessibility concerns of State employees utilizing State provided IT solutions.
This is a full-time position for MDOD - MD Technology Assistance Program.
LOCATION OF POSITION
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Main Purpose of Job
MDOD facilitates the coordination of accessible State services in compliance with State and federal laws. DoIT and DGS support State agencies in developing, funding and implementing information technology services. All three agencies collaborate to ensure that the state procures, develops and implements accessible information technology systems.
The IT Accessibility Coordinator will provide technical assistance with identified DoIT staff to ensure that State information technology services and systems are accessible to people with disabilities. Specifically, this position is responsible for identifying potential accessibility issues and compliance violations and coordinating solutions with State agency IT and/or procurement staff. The position involves providing training and creating guidelines to be used by procurement and/or IT staff. The selected candidate will lead MDOD’s effort to ensure that the State provides exemplary barrier-free information and communication technology and oversee compliance with State and federal regulations to ensure that people with disabilities can access the information and communication technology resources provided by the State.
A driver's license is not required for this position.
This is a Special Appointment position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, Accessibility, or a related field.
Experience: Two years of experience developing, procuring, testing, or remediating accessible technology as it complies with Section 508, W3C Standards, and/or the State of Maryland Non-Visual Access standards.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in any discipline.
Experience: Four years of experience developing, procuring, testing, or remediating accessible technology as it complies with Section 508, W3C Standards, and/or the State of Maryland Non-Visual Access standards.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of ADA, Section 504 (part 794 in particular) and 508, Universal design principles, and WCAG 2.1.
Broad experience working with the disabled community.
Excellent teamwork skills.
Experience leading workshops and/or staff trainings.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Preferred candidate will have completed Accessibility Training courses focused on procurement and purchasing utilizing 508 guidelines, available through GSA Section 508.gov or through the Federal Acquisition Institute, or Department of Homeland Security Trusted Tester program.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.
The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.
Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:
Department of Budget and Management
Recruitment and Examination Division
301 W. Preston Street, Room 608
Baltimore, MD 21201
For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.
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