This position is located in the United States Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (CG-6), Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communication, Computers & Information Technology (C4IT), Office of Information Management Directives and Publications Division (CG-612), located in Washington, DC.Learn more about this agency
You will serve as an IT Cybersecurity Specialist.
The Federal government strives to deliver a level of service comparable to that of the best private sector organizations, and as more government services move online, we have a responsibility to ensure equal access to those services, particularly for the 1 in 4 US adults - 61 million Americans - living with a disability All information technology (IT) purchased, built, maintained or used by U.S. Federal agencies is required by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to be accessible.
Aside from the legal requirements, accessibility is good for business. Creating products and information that everyone can use drives innovation, provides a better customer experience, and improves employee engagement. Accessibility helps you reach more stakeholders and, ultimately, achieve your agency’s mission.
Specifically, you will ensure systems are in place across the agency to monitor conformance to the Revised 508 Standards, ensure accessibility testing is incorporated into your agency’s standard software development lifecycle, support establishment of agency policies and processes to conduct accessibility testing throughout the standard software development lifecycle, and encourage collaboration between developers, requirements analysts, and procurement and usability professionals.
At the full performance level, this position requires skills and expertise in:
Accessibility testing and validation;
Use of assistive technology;
Additional Duties include: Oversee submission of required reports on 508 program maturity and compliance to OMB twice per year (every February and August). These bi-annual reports are required for all CFO Act Agencies (as part of regular integrated data collection (IDC) reporting), and recommended for all Federal agencies.
Collaborate within and across agencies to accurately baseline your IT Accessibility/508 program and leverage existing best practices and resources.
Require developers to incorporate accessibility testing into project planning and software development and maintenance, and re-test software whenever it’s modified.
Ensure successful conformance to the Revised 508 Standards is a core requirement for any agency purchase that has a technology component.
Implement policies and practices to ensure accessibility is identified as a core requirement for all IT-related procurements at your agency.
Collaborate with your agency’s Contracting/Procurement Office to ensure all IT-related solicitations identify and address Section 508 conformance requirements and acceptance criteria.
Provide training to requirements officials so they can identify applicable accessibility requirements.
Support governance processes to ensure Section 508 conformance is addressed in award decisions.
Occasional travel - 1-5 days of travel per month may be required.
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