Quality Assistive Technology Specialist

Recruitment #191230-UNCB-152

Introduction

A resume and cover letter must be submitted with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a trusted, credible partner that empowers employees to provide valued business expertise allowing customers to focus on their missions across state government. OMES provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor’s Office on budgetary policy matters.

Our mission is supporting our partners through unified business services.  The OMES mission requires a highly-qualified workforce committed to making government run in the most efficient, innovative manner possible. Achieving that mission takes team-oriented, solutions-driven professionals who understand the importance of partnering to achieve success.

OMES is seeking a full time Quality Assistive Technology Specialist. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City.  OMES offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $56,800, based on education and experience.

The Quality Specialist is responsible for identifying issues through quality assurance testing and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, and other accessibility related laws. Contributes to efforts aimed at delivering accessible technology solutions including hardware, websites, applications and content by conducting quality assurance evaluations.

Position Responsibilities
• Provide in-depth evaluation of software systems and web applications against the technical provisions under EITA/Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards.

• Developing, implementing, and maintaining an EITA/Section 508 Training Plan for OMES

• Evaluating web sites/apps and documents for accessibility

• Evaluating Voluntary Product Assessment Templates (VPATs)

• Remediating/creating accessible Word/Acrobat/InDesign documents

• Develop and maintain standard templates for testing applications for WCAG compliance.

• Create and execute WCAG test plans and test scenarios of new products and upgrades to existing products.

• Record problems/defects identified during testing. Retest problems after they are resolved by the development team. Communicate the status of testing, including reporting of overall test results.

• Conduct scheduled, fully automated and manual audits of a representative sampling from agency sites to ensure the websites are within Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

• Establish communication and monitor implementation of corrective actions based on audit findings.

• Suggest necessary support procedures and training documentation.

• Collaborate with web developers on WCAG compliant designs.

• Maintain updated resource materials for ongoing WCAG Compliance.

• Serve as the EITA/Section 508 liaison and advocate

• Provide assistance with EITA/Section 508 questions

• Ensuring compliance with State procurement requirements, including but not limited to, an appropriate review process.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position works in a comfortable office setting with a computer for a large percentage of the work day. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild. Occasional travel may be required. 

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
• IAAP's Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
• 2 or more years of experience assistive technology/accessibility experience
• Knowledge of principles, concepts, methods and techniques of universal accessible application design standards
• Prior experience developing and managing test plans for various size projects, experience with facilitating group testing
• Experience in tracking software defects including summary reports and escalation processes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements include 60 semester hours towards a degree plus 4 years of qualifying experience in performing work in a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.