Accessibility Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Area code: 571
  • Tax Term: Full Time
  • Pay rate: Negotiable

AEEC is currently seeking a Accessibility Engineer SME to support our prime Federal contract in Alexandria, VA.  As an Accessibility Engineer/SME, you will support the Accessibility/facilities portion of our contract at the government customer’s facility. You’ll report directly to the agency’s Section 508 coordinators, and act as an SME in matters of accessibility, Section 508 and other relevant laws and guidelines.

Responsibilities Include

Working with developers to insure that web-based and other applications being developed or procured by the agency are in compliance with Section 508.

  • Support agency’s testing groups as a SME, should they have questions regarding Section 508 during their work to test applications being deployed or updated at the agency.
  • Assist authors of electronic content, E.G. Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe PDF documents, to insure their content is accessible and in compliance before being posted to the agency’s Internal or public-facing sites.
  • Lead classes on developing/testing to the Section 508 standards at the agency for developers and testers, as well as classes on creating accessible documents.
  • Stay updated with changes in assistive technologies, e.g. screen reader software, in order to recommend updates to the agency’s Section 504 coordinators.
  • Stay abreast of changes to the Section 508 standards, and other relevant laws and guidelines.
  • Monitor and research Section 508 practices being utilized by other government agencies.

Citizenship: US citizenship is not required for this role; however our customer has a residency requirement for all non-US Citizens that states, “All non-US Citizens must have lived and worked in the US for the last 3 years, consecutively in order to pass the necessary background investigation.” All applicants will be subject to a background investigation and must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

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Physical Demands: While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

AEEC is a Federal Contractor and agrees to comply with all provisions set forth in Equal Employment Opportunity, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 of the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended and 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A (Executive Order 13496). If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact our HR Department at hr@americanconsultants.com or 703-766-4300.

AEEC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Required Skills Include
  • Knowledge of Section 508 and related standards, including the Web Content Accessibility guidelines
  • Ability to use various Section 508 testing tools, e.g. WAVE, various developer tools such as those within Google chrome, AXE by Deque, etc.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with manual Section 508 testing techniques
  • HTML, java script, etc.
  • Ability to create accessible documents, e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
Desired Skills:
  • Familiarity with assistive technologies, e.g. JAWS, ZoomText, Dragon (having experience using/testing with any of these is a definite plus)