Hello Lisa Hall, Just sending for informational purposes. Lynnette ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynnette To: sl Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:44 AM Subject: Fw: VICUG-NYC Accessibility Specialist Position: Texas Dept of Assistive & Rehab Services ----- Original Message ----- From: Geoff Stephens To: vic-nyc@xxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:41 PM Subject: VICUG-NYC Accessibility Specialist Position: Texas Dept of Assistive & Rehab Services My apologies if this list does not accept these kinds of posts. Maybe I should have asked, but since I'm posting it in several places, I thought this list would be good. The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has posted the following full-time position: ---Announcement--- Policy Technical Assistance has posted a job for an Accessibility Specialist (Full Time). Closing date for applications is 3/2/06. Applications must be submitted through AccessHR: https://rm.accesshr.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/default.cfm?szUniqueCareerPortalID=fbc767e0-795a-412f-8897-431b08f314e8 Job Description: The Accessibility Specialist performs highly advanced consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves participation in establishing and maintaining accessibility standards to be used agency-wide. Works with agency staff, Enterprise staff and other governmental agencies to ensure that existing and new documentation is accessible using assistive technology. Works under general direction with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions: Tests agency electronic information, including web sites, and forms to ensure compliance with state law. (60%) Creates and maintains HTML documents. 10%) Develops, coordinates, and ensures that policies and procedures for DARS accessibility standards are met. (10%) Provides training, technical support, and presentations to DARS, state agencies, community and professional groups in planning, implementing, and monitoring effective accessibility standards. (10%) Works with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems. (5%) Coordinates with other state agencies to promote accessibility. (5%) May train others. (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities: Advanced knowledge of assistive technologies and the ability to test all electronic information for accessibility compliance with those technologies. Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium standards and Section 508 compliance Standards. Ability to create and maintain HTML files in coordination with Network and Web Operations, updates navigational elements in HTML documents, creates and test tags for accessibility, tests usability of published documents using assistive technology, and maintains files of document revisions. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to the program area; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; and of program planning and implementation. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to prepare concise reports; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; and to train others. Must have extension knowledge of core HTML coding. Initial Selection Criteria: Experience in testing electronic information with assistive devices such as screen readers, magnifiers, and voice recognition software and HTML coding. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in computer science. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Additional Information: Req #21308 Candidates will be tested to determine their level of knowledge of testing web and electronic information as well as HTML knowledge.