Accessibility Specialist - U.S. Citizenship Required
Accessibility Specialist - U.S. Citizenship Required
Category: Business Consulting, Strategy and Digital Transformation
Main location: United States, ALL
Position ID: J0823-1387
Employment Type: Full Time
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CGI Federal is searching for the next member to join its accessibility community as an Accessibility Specialist. In this role you will be part of a client-facing consulting team responsible for supporting a government-wide Accessible Technology Program (ATP) which will provide not only Section 508 compliance responsibilities but serves as a partner to its employees ensuring technology is an aid, not a barrier, to successfully performing their job regardless of disability.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
• Work in partnership with disability-related and equal opportunity-related programs and organizations to coordinate technology accessibility services for employees.
• Draft policy and procedural guidance to address accessibility regulatory and disabled workforce inclusion requirements at all stages of the acquisition and development lifecycles.
• Develop and maintain program training, orientation, educational materials, and best practices on technology accessibility services and disabled workforce inclusion.
• Provide senior subject matter expertise on how to address accessibility regulatory and disabled workforce inclusion requirements in planning, acquisition, design development, implementation, governance, and reporting processes.
Support tasks include:
o Conduct current and future state needs assessments
o Develop a roadmap
o Propose and document key performance indicators, performance metrics, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
o Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
o Provide implementation support
• Advise on establishing and supporting relevant communities of practice and survey instruments to improve understanding of existing environments, tools, life cycle practices, and challenges across the department to ensure strategic technical guidance is relevant and appropriate for implementation.
• Provide Assistive Technology (AT) support, including:
o Evaluate new AT for use within the client’s IT environment and track usage of such products within the environment.
o Perform AT needs assessments for persons with disabilities.
o Document findings of AT needs assessments and coordinate with stakeholders, as needed.
o Provide AT evaluation/comparison reports annually, or as new/competing products become available in the commercial marketplace.
To meet expectations, you must be able to:
• Demonstrate a strong work ethic, be open to learning new things, and continuously improving your digital accessibility knowledge and skills to support quality delivery to our clients.
• Work in a fast-paced environment, serving as a reliable source of answers for accessibility questions.
• Work independently, with limited guidance and day-to-day oversight.
• Effectively communicate accessibility and AT needs assessments in writing as well as verbally in meetings with internal and external clients.
• Produce high-quality work products that meet or exceed client expectations.
• Deliver tasks on time and on budget.
• Consistently build and maintain positive relationships with others, relating well to all kinds of individuals across CGI and the client organizations.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
• Due to the nature of the government contracts, this position requires US Citizenship.
• 3+ years of information technology, content management, or other related experience.
• Experience conducting research into emerging accessibility topics/trends or new technologies.
• Knowledge of Assistive Technologies (AT) used by people with disabilities.
• Understanding of accessibility regulatory and disabled workforce inclusion requirements.
• Knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility principles, guidelines, and standards (Section 508, WCAG) and where to find relevant information in supporting technical specifications (HTML, WAI-ARIA).
CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $66,300 - $127,700.
What you can expect from us:
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While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.
When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.
At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.
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