Organizational Area: Information Technology Services- Web Development
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Salary to commensurate with experience
Position Summary: The web accessibility specialist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team that works to advance IT accessibility at the University of California Office of the President and across the university system. The specialist is responsible for testing sites, applications, surveys, and third-party products and services to ensure they are accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities. As an expert in IT accessibility, the specialist also consults with departmental staff to help them determine how to make their products and services accessible; participates on RFP committees for third-party products and services; and develops and delivers training in accessibility to departmental staff who create content, maintain websites, or develop applications. The specialist creates and maintains reports on web accessibility metrics at both the campus/location and systemwide levels to help measure improvement in web accessibility and gauge the effectiveness of activities. The specialist stays abreast of evolving best practices and standards in IT accessibility
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Other Special Conditions of Employment: Completion of a background check is required for this position.
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Duty 1: Analyzes, develops, remediates, debugs, deploys and evaluates complex software for adherence to the WCAG 2.0 AA standard. Analyzes dynamic software to proactively identify accessibility problem areas and suggest corrections that can be implemented via complex algorithms. Independently monitors and tests websites and website content (including documents) for accessibility. Remediates website and document accessibility issues. Function:Software Development Percent: 50
Duty 2: 35% - Consults with staff and vendors about best accessibility practices and validates the accessibility corrections that they implement. Trains users in conversion and implementation of accessibility. Develops course curriculum and conducts accessibility training classes for content editors. Educates department content editors about how to improve the accessibility of their website content, including Microsoft Office and PDF files. Plans, implements, and monitors accessibility audit workflow for multiple websites.
5% Creates and maintains location and systemwide reports on accessibility statistics. Function:Accessibility Percent: 40
Duty 3: Understands and applies industry practices, community standards and department policies and procedures relating to work assignments.
May serve as technical lead for a software development project of moderate scope. Function:Community Standards Percent: 10
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate and remediate web products for compliance to WCAG 2.0 AA standard.
Strong writing skills. Demonstrated ability to convey complex technical concepts via both written and verbal communication.
Thorough experience with common programming tools. Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications.
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
About us The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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About University of California Office of the President
The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.