Assistive Technology Specialist (SME)

Employer
Bowhead / UIC Technical Services
Location
Lanham, MD
Posted
Jul 26, 2021
Closes
Jul 30, 2021
Ref
2141194826
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Description ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS (SME) - (IRS508-21-0892-F): Bowhead seeks an Assistive Technology Specialist to join our team of IRS professionals in Lanham, MD dedicated to maintaining 508 Compliance for our customers. Section 508 Program Office is an organization within the US Department of the Treasury s, Office of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides agency wide support Assistive Technology (AT) as a reasonable accommodations and technical Section 508 guidance for IRS projects and Agency initiatives. Experience requirements: Working Knowledge of Inspection/Testing tools. Able to independently demonstrate testing acumen. Does not require assistance or support with testing. Working Knowledge of the appropriate way to use AT for testing. Able to recommend and defend the proper specification and configuration for each of the IRS Standard AT, when using the AT as a test tool. Ability to translate non-conformance to Test Standards into a Risk statement based on the impacted user population Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 Principles, Guidelines, Success Criteria, and Sufficient Techniques 508 Testing Ability. Report Writing. Knowledge of 508 law including provisions. Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 Principles, Guidelines, and Success Criteria. Experience with 508 Compliance test scripts and reporting of test results Experience with 508 Compliance testing of web software applications Must have the ability to independently troubleshoot software 508 Compliance issues Knowledge of the technical, policy and contracting implications of Section 508 Expert knowledge of Assistive Technology (AT), its performance, capability, baseline interoperability. What is best in class in the marketplace. Experience in configuring and teaching others how to use Dragon, ZoomText, and JAWS as well as other AT computer experience with mainstream applications such as MS Office Demonstrated ability to install hardware and software Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot interoperability issues between mainstream hardware, software and assistive technology Participate, as needed, as a member of a cross-functional team of IT experts to identify and craft solutions for newly introduced software/solutions Expert Knowledge of the purpose for 508 testing Expert Knowledge of features which enhance the accessibility and usability of a web sites and applications Working Knowledge of the appropriate way to use AT for testing. Able to recommend and defend the proper specification and configuration for each of the IRS Standard AT, when using the AT as a test tool Working Knowledge of Inspection/Testing tools. Able to independently demonstrate testing acumen. Does not require assistance or support with testing. Experience with Microsoft Outlook including Tasks. Reading ability. Communication and analytical skills. Requirements oA minimum of a Bachelor s Degree in relevant area is desired. Relevant certification preferred. o Not less than three years of substantive and relevant experience SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Public Trust (NAC) level. US Citizenship is a requirement for a Public Trust (NAC)clearance at this location. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant s resume/application may be subject to verification. Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes. UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 USC Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. All candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance ( UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs. Link to Apply: Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant s resume/application may be subject to verification. Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes. UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 USC Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. All candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance ( UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs. Link to Apply: #LI-JS1

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