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ATI Web and Digital Content Accessibility Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Chancellor's Office
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of ATI Web and Digital Content Accessibility Specialist. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year.

Salary

The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $7,917 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The salary range for this classification is $7,020 to $13,594 per month.

Classification

Information Technology Consultant - Expert

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an ATI Web and Digital Content Accessibility Specialist to perform a wide variety of moderate to complex duties and responsibilities related to professional-level project organization and methodologies. The incumbent leads web accessibility efforts for the CSU Chancellor’s Office and campuses as related to the Accessible Technology Initiative and guides ongoing web evaluations, both automated and manual, on websites, web content, and web applications. The incumbent receives and responds to questions and provides guidance for accessibility of development and remediation and prioritization of existing content; leads accessibility reviews of Chancellor’s Office and web platforms with systemwide impact. This position combines technical expertise, collaboration, remediation, and training to promote inclusive design and compliance with accessibility standards.

Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Director of Digital Accessibility and Equity, the ATI Web and Digital Content Accessibility Specialist will perform duties as outlined below:

Audit and Compliance

-Conduct regular accessibility audits and assessments of digital products, including websites, applications, multimedia, and digital content for the Chancellor’s Office and web-based acquisitions with system-wide impact.

-Regularly monitor web properties and platforms for accessibility compliance.

-Maintain records of accessibility testing and compliance efforts, progress, and challenges.

-Maintain and configure enterprise-wide automated accessibility tools and manual testing processes.

Consultation, Collaboration & Training

-Guides and mentors campus developers and technology experts regarding best practices for web accessibility, including administration of the systemwide approved enterprise scanning tool and associated manual testing protocols.

-Develop, design, and deliver training sessions, workshops, and resources to educate campus stakeholders on accessibility principles within the Chancellor’s Office and for CSU campuses.

-Work with IT teams, web developers, designers, and content creators to ensure accessibility is integrated into all digital assets during design and development.

-Lead the Web Accessibility CoP, including developing agendas, identifying speakers, and managing meeting logistics.

-Effectively promote web accessibility principles with a diverse group of stakeholders at all levels by establishing, encouraging, and maintaining cooperative and productive relationships with others and as a member of a team or unit.

Reporting and Administration

-Lead the CSU ATI systemwide reporting requirements in the web priority.

-Generate reports for senior leadership and stakeholders.

-Analyze and participate in evaluating existing and emerging technologies for conformance with accessibility standards.

-Guide in the development, documentation, and refinement of campus procedures.

Standards and Practices

-Assisting with developing and implementing accessibility practices specific to California State University EO1111 and subsequent coded memorandums.

-Stay informed about industry trends, legal requirements, and emerging technologies related to web accessibility.

-Lead multiple ongoing projects, use project management tools, work independently on task assignments, investigate and troubleshoot complex problems, and perform daily responsibilities.

Qualifications

This position requires:

-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a technology-related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.

-Minimum seven years of experience in front-end or full-stack web design.

-Certification in Web Accessibility e.g., IAAP WAS, Trusted Tester.

-Technical proficiency in web coding standards (W3C) and familiarity with web development technologies.

-Experience with automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies.

-Knowledge of WCAG principles, success criteria, and techniques is essential for evaluating and implementing accessibility best practices.

-Thorough proficiency with front-end development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Understanding how to create accessible HTML structures, style elements with CSS, and enhance interactivity using JavaScript is essential for ensuring inclusive design.

Preferred Qualifications

-Master’s degree in a technology-related discipline.

-Five years of direct experience in web accessibility.

-Proficiency in conducting usability tests with individuals who have disabilities. Understanding how different assistive technologies interact with web content and user flow.

-Expertise with screen readers, magnifiers, alternate input, and other assistive technologies related to facilitated access.

-Knowledge of mobile web and responsive design principles.

-Understanding of UX design and development.

-Understand ARIA’s proper use to enhance the accessibility of dynamic web content, ARIA roles, states, and properties for accessible interactive elements.

-Knowledge of universal design principles and human-centered design is preferred. 

-Knowledge of web digital content design principles, methodologies, and content management software, including developing accessible PDF documents.

-Excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by July 19, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at: https://www2.calstate.edu/titleix

E-Verify

This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States. The CSU Chancellor’s Office is not a sponsoring agency for staff and Management positions (i.e., H1-B VISAS).

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor’s Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

CSU Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Office of the Chancellor, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Background

The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

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