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Analyst, IT Accessibility

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Analyst, IT Accessibility
Department Disability Resource Center (9601)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The IT Accessibility Analyst is a member of the IT Accessibility Team in the University of Arizona’s (UA) Disability Resource Center. The focus of this position is to ensure that all UA technology-based tools and resources are accessible to and usable by any individual who participates in University programs, services and activities. To achieve the goal of an accessible IT environment, the IT Accessibility Analyst: collaborates across campus to resolve technological access barriers in the curricular, information and employment environments; conducts system and user need analysis and plans, designs, analyzes, tests and implements accessibility solutions; consults on the development and implementation of accessible websites, enterprise level systems, online instruction platforms, and other information technology; develops and implements training opportunities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Analyzes accessibility of applications and websites. Provides resolutions for inaccessible components and oversees implementation of solutions.
• Provides technical guidance regarding the accessibility of University applications, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of accessible systems.
• Implements accessibility standards and techniques based on current trends.
• Determines testing standards, tools, methods and appropriate solutions.
• Develops tracking system, evaluates results and creates reports.
• Participates in the development and maintenance of guidelines, processes, checklists, how-to documents and Web-based resources to support an accessible campus EIT environment.
• Participates in the development and implementation of training for Web designers, developers and content providers.
• Evaluate new software before purchase; confers with vendors, buyers and department representatives; identifies accommodation solutions if access problems are identified in selected software.
• Responds to user-reported accessibility issues. Works with user and developers, if necessary, to determine a solution in a timely manner and documents solution.
• Partners with Disability Resource Center Access Consultants in solving individual student and employee information and technology access problems.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Skill in using programming and scripting languages, analyzing and responding to user requests; writing technical and functional documentation; conducting applications technology research and implementing appropriate testing and documentation protocols
• Knowledge of applications programming theory, principles and practices; software development life cycle; current and emerging application programming and scripting languages; current and emerging technology, service protocols and standards
• Knowledge of assistive technologies hardware and software on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; knowledge of designing and testing methodologies on each platform
• Knowledge of accessibility standards and guidelines (WCAG 2.0, WAI, Section 508, ARIA); accessibility auditing and testing tools and strategies including but not limited to VPAT and WCAG 2.0 validation toolsets
• Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts and solutions verbally and in writing to both technical and non-technical individuals
• Strong understanding of IT accessibility as it relates to the higher education environment

Minimum Qualifications

• Five years of experience in programming applications systems using relevant technologies and programming languages; OR,
• Associate’s degree in Computer Science or related field AND four years of experience in programming applications systems using relevant technologies and programming languages; OR,
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field AND two years of experience in programming applications systems using relevant technologies and programming languages; OR,
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Six-ten years of experience in programming applications systems using relevant technologies and programming languages;
• At least two years of experience in the field of IT accessibility
• Experience working in a higher education environment
• Experience with developing in web code languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ARIA, and knowledge of Web content management systems
• Experience with project management principles, methods and techniques
• Experience with assistive technologies hardware and software on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; knowledge of designing and testing methodologies on each platform
• Experience with accessibility standards and guidelines (WCAG 2.0, WAI, Section 508, ARIA); accessibility auditing and testing tools and strategies including but not limited to VPAT and WCAG 2.0 validation toolsets

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 hours
Job Category Computer, Engineering and Technical
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $53,000 to $73,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21930
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/21/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Celina Ramirez
celinar@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 07/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/07/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have five years of experience in programming applications systems using relevant technologies and programming languages; OR, an Associate's degree in Computer Science or related field AND four years of experience in programming applications systems using relevant technologies and programming languages; OR, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field AND two years of experience in programming applications systems using relevant technologies and programming languages; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents