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Temporary Accessibility Specialist, Information Technology

University of Montana

Missoula, Montana,USA

Information Technology invites applications for the Temporary Accessibility Specialist (Computer Systems Analyst II) to conduct accessibility evaluations of hardware and software.

This position will arrange for access to hardware and software for testing from product vendor or requestor; perform accessibility evaluations of UM web pages and web content; generate reports detailing hardware and software compliance with Section 508 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.; consult with software vendors to identify accessibility issues in their products; consult with product vendors and developers on identified accessibility barriers and techniques for remediation; and coordinate with the UM Web Group to remediate website accessibility issues encountered during testing.

This position will provide assistive technology technical support for campus users and for office staff and student staff by troubleshooting, interpreting, analyzing, and resolving problems in the use of the hardware and software used to complete required processes. This position will also prepare and provide specific training sessions or videos on accessibility topics, for student and office staff and the UM campus. This position will also stay current with national digital accessibility standards and methods.

Required Skills

Possess working knowledge of assistive technology and common use.
Possess working knowledge of accessibility standards including 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA
Possess working knowledge of methods and techniques used to achieve accessibility standards in web and learning environments.
Strong communication skills.
Self-starter and independent worker.
Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment.
Proven ability to manage deadlines and multiple concurrent processes.

Minimum Required Experience

High School diploma with two (2) years experience with assistive technology and one (1) year experience testing information and communication technology (ICT) for digital accessibility against 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards; or any combination of experience and education that provides the competencies necessary to successfully handle the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience doing software testing for accessibility.
Experience with assistive technology technical training.
Experience with assistive technology technical customer assistance.
Knowledge and understanding of accessibility efforts at UM

About the Information Technology and UM

IT: We deliver the IT infrastructure, services, expertise and leadership necessary for the University of Montana to thrive today and adapt for tomorrow. Accessible Technology Services: We support accessible UM education by providing UM employees, students and guests transcription and synchronization; captioning quality control according to DCMP standards; voice recognition captioning and support; training; accessible documents and web pages; EIT accessibility testing; and consulting.

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

Position Details

Position Title: Temporary Accessibility Specialist (Computer Systems Analyst II)

Department: Information Technology

Work Schedule: Part-time .75 FTE (30 Hours a week)

Work Duration: Up to six (6) months

Salary: $22.50/hr

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin on Monday, May 14, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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