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ADMINISTRATOR III

IT ACCESSIBILITY COORDINATOR

Recruitment #19-006096-0001

Introduction

The IT Accessibility Coordinator position was created as result of Governor’s Executive Order 01.01.2017.23, which directs the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) to designate a staff person to collaborate with the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and the Department of General Services (DGS) to provide accessibility technical assistance during State procurement processes and address accessibility concerns of State employees utilizing State provided IT solutions.

This is a full-time position for MDOD - MD Technology Assistance Program.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Co-Located:

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD  21032

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD  21218

Main Purpose of Job

MDOD facilitates the coordination of accessible State services in compliance with State and federal laws.  DoIT and DGS support State agencies in developing, funding and implementing information technology services. All three agencies collaborate to ensure that the state procures, develops and implements accessible information technology systems.  

The IT Accessibility Coordinator will provide technical assistance with identified DoIT staff to ensure that State information technology services and systems are accessible to people with disabilities. Specifically, this position is responsible for identifying potential accessibility issues and compliance violations and coordinating solutions with State agency IT and/or procurement staff. The position involves providing training and creating guidelines to be used by procurement and/or IT staff. The selected candidate will lead MDOD’s effort to ensure that the State provides exemplary barrier-free information and communication technology and oversee compliance with State and federal regulations to ensure that people with disabilities can access the information and communication technology resources provided by the State.

This is a Special Appointment position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology,  Accessibility, or a related field.

Experience:  Two years of experience developing, procuring, testing, or remediating accessible technology as it complies with Section 508, W3C Standards, and/or the State of Maryland Non-Visual Access standards.

OR

Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in any discipline.

Experience:  Four years of experience developing, procuring, testing, or remediating accessible technology as it complies with Section 508, W3C Standards, and/or the State of Maryland Non-Visual Access standards.    

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of ADA, Section 504 (part 794 in particular) and 508, Universal design principles, and WCAG 2.1,

Broad experience working with the disabled community.

Excellent teamwork skills.

Experience leading workshops and/or staff trainings.

Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Preferred candidate will have completed Accessibility Training courses focused on procurement and purchasing utilizing 508 guidelines, available through GSA Section 508.gov or through the Federal Acquisition Institute, or Department of Homeland Security Trusted Tester program.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included in further evaluation.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that  you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.