The Technical 508 Compliance SME will support a new program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA. Candidates must possess an active Secret Clearance to be considered. The Technical 508 Compliance SME will assist the Office of Naval Research with 508 compliance reviews, testing, design, and remediation of applications and services. The Technical 508 Compliance SME will provide support to all activities related to 508 compliance of ONR assets.
Responsibilities and Duties:
* Assisting with writing test procedures and protocols to assess product accessibility and evaluates the ability of products to meet Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards and specifications * Collaborating with other engineering groups to improve or upgrade accessibility features and/or product performance. * Delivering accessibility training and seminars as needed for ONR. * Develop, maintain and support technical infrastructure, hardware, and system software components for mid- to large-sized projects. * Documents testing methodologies and writes accessibility compliance reports. * Gathering test data and evaluates the results of tests to determine if product designs and architecture meets specifications and performance expectations * Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem solving skills in order to deal with complex situations. * Independently performs assignments with instruction limited to results expected. * Determines and develops approach to solutions. * Maintaining current knowledge of Section 508, its amendments, updates, and industry best practices for IT accessibility * Makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty, sometimes with incomplete information, that produce effective end results. * Monitor and tune platforms to ensure expected availability and performance levels are achieved. * Performs engineering and roll-out implementation, configuration, debugging and support for multiple platforms. * Performs installation, maintenance, and support of system software/hardware and provides user support. * Providing technical assistance and remediation guidance to developers. * Receives technical guidance only for unusual or complex problems or issues. * Recommending potential solutions by evaluating new and emerging assistive technologies that support Reasonable Accommodations designed to increase accessibility. * Tailors application designs and solutions to provide Section 508 compliance in all software and hardware. * Tests programs, processes, and systems to measure the accessibility and Section 508 compliance of products and services. * Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.
Required Skills and Experience
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution * Five (5) years or more of related experience in application designs and solutions Section 508 compliance and software/hardware * IAT Level II certification AND relevant Computing Environment certification * Security+ CE (or GSEC; SCNP; SSCP * Current Secret or current interim Secret Clearance
* Bachelors Degree (preferred)
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