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508 Compliance Specialist


Kansas City, MO,US

Full Job Description

As part of its mission, Alphapointe provides preferential hiring to people with vision impairments (legally blind).
Alphapointe is a non-profit agency whose mission is to empower people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations. Alphapointe offers a great working environment that's both challenging and satisfying as well as an array of benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, vacation and sick time, paid holidays and flexible spending options as well as a generous 401(k).
Job Summary: A 508 compliance specialist assists with the development and execution of policies and procedures to meet Section 508 standards.

Essential Functions:

Services as a primary source of expertise concerning Section 508 accessibility remediation and helps client meet Section 508 standards.
Provides thorough remediation for accessibility and compliance to section 508 of the ADA act and explains to internal and external customers what processes are available and used for remediation.
Uses the DHS checklist of accessibility tests to determination if all features are accessible or not.
Record problems/defects identified during testing and retest problems after they are resolved by developers
Recommends Section 508 remediation solutions / improvements related to service offerings, processes and artifacts where possible.
Stays current on Section 508 policy and federal agency accessibility checklists.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably computer sciences, web development/design, graphic design, or knowledge acquired through extensive work-related experience. Equivalent work experience may replace preferred degree completion.
High school diploma or GED required
Have knowledge of tools used for secondary compliance testing, such as JAWS
Must be able to write test summaries and test analysis summaries.
Excellent attendance record
Detail oriented with specific emphasis on listening skills
Excellent critical thinking skills
Ability to take direction and receive coaching
Ability to learn and understand new industry terminology quickly and place it in context appropriately
Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and/or standard software applications typically used in a corporate office environment
Must possess or complete 508 compliance training / certification

Working Conditions:

Sitting and working at a desk/cubicle for 4-8 hour shifts
Working at a computer for 4-8 hour shifts
Wearing a headset for 4-8 hour shifts
Remote Opportunities Available

Alphapointe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Job Type: Full-time

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