Accessibility Specialist / Advisor - UX
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
The Richmond Fed is the proud home of the Federal Reserve’s National IT organization—a nationwide team delivering technology solutions and support across the Federal Reserve System. Many National IT employees are located in Richmond, while others are based across the U.S. at other Federal locations.
When you join our team, you’ll become part of a culture that welcomes differences, cares about our communities, and empowers each other to lead from where we are to make things better.
Bring your passion and we’ll provide challenging and purposeful careers in a variety of fields, opportunities to grow and a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth. It’s all part of what makes #MyRichmondFed a great place to work!
About the Opportunity
Our National IT organization has an immediate opening for a Senior Accessibility Specialist / Advisor, reporting to the Senior User Experience Manager.
As the Senior Accessibility Specialist / Advisor, you will use your passion to identify opportunities that will positively change how people who use assistive technology interact with enterprise applications and be an advocate, coach, and problem solver focused on delivering and improving the accessibility needs of our FRS (Federal Reserve System) workforce.
What You Will Do:
Promote accessibility best practices throughout the organization by documenting standards and developing awareness and training programs.
Build a network and develop partnerships with advocates throughout National IT.
Identify accessibly needs and gaps with product teams and advise on improvement options and prioritization.
Create and track metrics (e.g., OKRs) to drive increased focus on solutions that address a variety of disabilities.
Define and support the integration of testing process and tools for product development teams.
Understand and inform accessibility roadmaps and advancements for enterprise (often third-party) solutions.
Direct internal and external resources responsible for audits, testing, training, etc.
Coordinate with procurement and business leadership to incorporate accessibility requirements into contracts and due diligence activities with vendors.
Preferred experience leading accessibility initiatives with enterprise, third-party solutions.
5+ years of experience with accessibility standards and guidelines (e.g., WCAG).
Experience working with a variety of assistive technologies (e.g., JAWS, Wave)
Expertise in coaching multiple product teams on digital accessibility technologies, standards, and best practices.
Senior: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience/Master's Degree may be preferred with 6 to 9+ years of relevant work experience in human computer interaction, instructional design, product management, or related area with significant emphasis on accessibility delivery.
Advanced: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience/Master's Degree may be preferred with 10+ years of relevant work experience in human computer interaction, instructional design, product management, or related area with significant emphasis on accessibility delivery.
Discover the Reason Why So Many People Love It Here!
When you join Federal Reserve’s National IT organization, not only will you find a challenging and purposeful career, you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth, including:
Great medical benefits
Pension and 401(k) with employer match
Paid time off
Employee resource networks
Paid volunteer leave
Flexible work options
Onsite amenities that make working here fun
Other Requirements and Considerations:
A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation from the Bank.
Candidates should review the
Bank’s Employee Code of Conduct
to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please notify
Sponsorship is not available for this role. The selected candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility for this specific position requires U.S. Citizenship or three or more years of Permanent Resident (Green Card) status.
For candidates outside Richmond, VA, listed hiring and salary ranges may be adjusted based on your geographic location.
Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications.