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508 Compliance Specialist- DHS Certified Trusted Tester

Dynamic Integrated Services

Washington, DC,US

508 Compliance Specialist - DHS certified Trusted Tester


Dynamic Integrated Services (DIS) is seeking a 508 Compliance Specialist - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified Trusted Tester to join our Strategic Communications and Integrated Marketing Practice. The 508 Compliance Specialist will support our clients by providing Section 508 compliance testing, evaluation, analysis, or error remediation of electronic documents, websites or applications, multimedia, or eLearning courses 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 related laws and apply this knowledge to create strategies and processes for ensuring maximum accessibility of client deliverables in addition to remediating products for compliance.

The right individual should be intellectually curious, a creative problem-solver, and passionate about accessibility. Must be a team player who collaborates well with others, and who is also a strong individual contributor.

DIS is a proud Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business based in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area providing management consulting services to Federal agencies and organizations supporting the public sector. DIS offers exceptional client services in the areas of Strategic Communications and Integrated Marketing (SCIM), Information Technology (IT), and Enterprise Optimization.

At DIS, we are team-oriented, continuous learners, hard-working, creative thinkers, and most of all 'kind' people. We're a different kind of company with a truly unique culture, one that values our employees and shares a passion for serving our clients. If that sounds like you too, then we'd really like to meet you.

Essential Duties

Have a thorough understanding of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and related rules and regulations.
Establish processes for analysis, testing, and remediation of electronic documents, websites, web hosted applications, mobile apps, multi-media, eLearning courses, and others as necessary to meet accessibility standards.
Prepare accurate Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACR) or Voluntary Accessibility Product Templates (VPAT) demonstrating accessibility levels of deliverables.
Monitor and stay up to date with the latest industry trends, advancements in technology, and evolution of federal accessibility rules, regulations, and guidance.
Review, test, and fix 508 compliance errors on deliverables such as PDF, PPT, Excel, and Word documents.
Serve as subject matter expert on 508 issues; participate in working groups and/or meetings with stakeholders to discuss requirements and/or present 508 solutions; and provide guidance on technical issues involving Section 508 related to accessible documents and electronic media.
Think critically and apply customer and industry insight to solve client problems creatively and quickly.

Required Experience and Qualifications

DHS Trusted Tester (Program V5)
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field
Min. 2 years of relevant experience
Understanding of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Experience with Accessibility Conformance Reporting Tool (ACRT), Adobe Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Accessibility Checker
Experience with CommonLook and JAWS (or similar screen reader technology) for 508 compliance testing.
Experience testing for and fixing 508 compliance errors.
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.
Ability to obtain a US government security clearance.
Preference will be given to qualified Veteran candidates.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

508 Compliance Certification
Understanding and experience implementing compliance for the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, WCAG 2.0, Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2019, and Plain Writing Act of 2010
Prior government consulting or contractor experience
Experience in health, benefits, IT communications and/or with Veteran and/or military audiences.


Physical and Cognitive Requirements

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical

Frequently required to sit and work at desk/computer for extended periods of time of up to 8 hours a day.
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear.
Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on computer and/or related office equipment.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Cognitive

Ability to learn new tasks.
Ability to maintain focus and complete tasks independently.
Ability to remember processes.
Ability to complete tasks in situations that have a speed or productivity quota.


Salary is commensurate with experience.

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DIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment may request such accommodation(s).

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