Section 508 Specialist - Military veterans preferred

2021-11-23
Bowhead
Other

/yr

  full-time   contract


Lanham
Maryland
United States

Description:

SECTION 508 SPECIALIST (IRS508-21-1641-Z)

Bowhead seeks a Section 508 Specialist who will provide over site to 508 Testing, and apply 508 testing knowledge to compliance for the IRS. The Senior Section 508 Specialist will be working with a team of IRS professionals to maintain the 508 Compliance for its 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.

• 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
• Basic familiarity with the components of a standard IT SDLC: Plan, Define, Design, Build, Deploy, Transfer to Ops, etc. Knowledge of 508 law including provisions.
• 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. Email communication.
• 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.
• Responsible for compliance with the Section 508. Completes reporting materials and other necessary documentation as required including test logs and VPATs. Ability to explain concepts specific to the area of information technology to an audience lacking familiarity with such concepts.
• Basic familiarity with the components of a standard IT SDLC: Plan, Define, Design, Build, Deploy, Transfer to Ops, etc. Knowledge of 508 law including provisions. Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 Principles, Guidelines, Success Criteria, and Sufficient Techniques. 508 Testing Ability. Report Writing.
• Coordinate and prioritize 508 Compliance testing activities and the work with multiple development teams and software projects.
• Write test report documentation that is clear and easy to consume by both technical and non-technical audience.
• 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
• Understanding of the formal software development process and quality assurance standards

Requirements:

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area is desired. Relevant certification preferred.
• No less than three years of substantive and relevant experience in 508
• Certified DHS Section 508 Trusted Tester & DHS Trusted Tester Certification for Web on Windows- Preferred

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.

pplicants 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 U.S.C. 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 (https://uicalaska.com/careers/recruitment/).

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 a 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:
https://rn21.ultipro.com/UKP1001/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=27403

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