IT Technical Specialist III - Technology Accessibility Specialist - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The IT Technical Specialist III performs advanced professional IT activities for a specialized, complex assignment or functional area requiring application of an advanced professional knowledge of IT principles, practices, and procedures. Requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May supervise and/or direct the work of project teams or other lower level staff.

Additional Department Summary:

The Technology Accessibility Specialist in CIT will serve as the primary technical resource for accessibility-related tools and support for campus web teams. This position will provide for the implementation of web accessibility testing and reporting tools, as well as enabling solutions to technology accessibility and usability related issues. This person will also be responsible for creation and maintenance of UA's online accessibility resources, evaluating and testing tool/service accessibility status, and communicating with individuals and small groups about technical aspects of accessibility. Successful candidate will work in a collaborative team environment, and be responsible for advising, consulting, developing, structuring and implementing web-accessibility solutions to maintain compliant online content. They will coordinate remediation efforts with employees and vendors to meet standards for online content. They will participate and contribute to campus efforts and professional groups regarding web accessibility.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree and 2 years professional IT experience, OR Masters degree in related field, OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system, multimedia, instructional technology skills or project management methods and applications. May require intermediate or advanced level training or certification.

Skills and Knowledge:

Good written and spoken communications skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate technical information to groups or individuals with varying technical skill levels.Ability to communicate directly with stakeholders regarding accessibility requirements and expectations. Ability to consult with and train client on technical knowledge and processes. Experience in web development, and familiarity with web coding language such as HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. Familiarity with productivity suites and media authoring tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher related to web development, technology accessibility, or related field and 2 years professional experience. Working knowledge of WCAG 2.0 guidelines, WordPress, and common web development languages and tools. Experience making existing and new sites meet accessibility guidelines. Ability to communicate technical information to groups or individuals with varying technical skill levels. Experience with assistive technology 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 37065.60 Midpoint - $ 53747.16

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Center for Instructional Technology
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Disabled Student Services
  • Other IT
  • Web Development
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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