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From: Mike Moore
Date: Dec 19, 2011 6:39AM

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has two openings for Accessibility Specialists. These specialists will work on projects for all 5 Texas HHS agencies.

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> From: Angela English < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Date: December 16, 2011 3:35:14 PM CST
> Subject: FW: Job Openings for DARS Web Accessibility Specialists
> The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) has two job openings for a "Web Development and Accessibility Specialist" (Posting Number: 188408). These two positions are available in Austin working with the DARS Accessibility Team.
> Interested applicants may apply online at: https://rm.accesshr.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/default.cfm?szUniqueCareerPortalID=fbc767e0-795a-412f-8897-431b08f314e8
> Requisition ID: 188408
> Posting Type: Open to All Applicants
> Category: Computer and Mathematical FLSA Exempt/
> Non-Exempt: Exempt
> Agency: Dept of Assistive & Rehab Serv Department: Policy Development & Accessibility Job Title: Web Development and Accessibility Specialist Posting Number: 188408 Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Location: 4800 N LAMAR BLVD City: AUSTIN
> Contact: AccessHR Service Center Telephone: 888-894-4747 Salary Range: $3,639.41 - $5,823.16 Salary Group: B20
> Shift: Days (First) Travel: 10%
> Closing Date:
> Job Description:
> Program Specialist IV Performs highly advanced web content development and consultative services and technical assistance work. The Web Development and Accessibility Specialist coordinates with DARS programs and business units to identify needed web content requirements. Works with DARS IR and CPER staff to ensure that web content meets department standards. The specialist will develop and test DARS and HHS documents and web pages to ensure they comply with established accessibility standards. The specialist may deliver accessibility training and technical support to DARS and HHS employees. Work involves assisting with the establishment of web content accessibility standards to be used agency-wide and assisting agency and Enterprise employees and other governmental agencies to ensure that existing and new electronic and information resources are accessible. Work is performed under general direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgmen
> Essential Job Functions:
> Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. . Coordinates with program and business units to identify business needs for web content and develops websites, documents and other electronic information resources to accessibility standards. (65%) . Coordinates with HHS agencies and DARS to test and report on the accessibility of websites, forms, electronic documents and applications to meet accessibility standards. (10%) . Assists in establishing a philosophy, standards, and processes that puts DARS in a leadership position as it relates to accessibility and usability of information technology. (5%) . Assists in improving and stimulating interest in accessibility including serving on interagency workgroups, providing training, consulting services and technical assistance to plan, implement and monitor accessibility of electronic and information resources. (5%) . Assists in researching and estab
lishing optimization protocols and technical methods within DARS to assure coordination and facilitation of accessibility and policy technical assistance services. (5%) . Assists CPER to perform data analysis, implement and evaluate policy and accessibility projects and prepare studies, specialized research projects and administrative reports. (5%) . Promotes policy technical assistance delivery within DARS, including exchanging and disseminating relevant information/knowledge pertaining to specific client populations to program and service delivery staff. (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities:
> Knowledge of state and national accessibility laws and standards for electronic and information resources including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements Knowledge of facilitation skills, training techniques and competencies Knowledge of DARS and Texas Health and Human Services agency programs preferred Knowledge of accessibility within standard code libraries preferred including JQuery. Knowledge of industry leading assistive technologies including JAWS, Window-Eyes, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking Knowledge of at least one server side scripting language and application development preferred. Skill in researching industry practices and benchmark information Skill in planning and facilitating meetings, work in teams, and group problem solving. Skill in oral and written communications in identifying business needs for web content development. Ability to analyze and solve complex and difficult problems of ac
cessibility Ability to gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; and to prepare concise reports Ability to prioritize information and issue and manage and complete assignments within deadlines Ability to develop effective data collection tools such as surveys, questionnaires and interviews Ability to determine the tools and methods to help people interact productively with each other Ability to use various testing software (i.e. WAVE, Firefox Web Developer toolbar (plug-in), Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE, W3C Markup Validation Service) Proficiency with various MS Office applications and development software including: VISIO, Excel, Access, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat) Ability to organize and present information in a clear, concise manner Ability to hand code HTML and JavaScript Ability to use Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation protocol for web service development in SharePoint (preferred) Ability to develop web pages, templates, an
d web parts using Microsoft's SharePoint Developer's Kit (preferred) Ability to hand code JavaScript Ability to code WAI ARIA (preferred) Ability to perform software/application testing including developing test scripts and working with developers to resolve issues Registration or Licensure Requirements:
> Initial Selection Criteria:
> Experience in testing electronic information with automated testing tools and assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and speech recognition software Ability to hand-code HTML and JavaScript. Knowledge of state and federal accessibility standards including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a preference for major course work in computer science. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
> Additional Information:
> Req #188408
> Ron Lucey
> CPER Policy Technical Assistance & Accessibility Manager Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Phone: (512) 377-0577
> FAX: (512) 424-4154