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508 Compliance Editor II

Company: JBS International
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

The 508 Compliance Editor II has a thorough understanding of Section 508 and formatting in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro and applies this knowledge to create strategies and processes for ensuring maximum accessibility of client deliverables in addition to remediating products for compliance. The 508 Compliance Editor II conducts functional testing, completes 508, compliance tagging and testing, and formats and remediates documents needing to be made accessible. The 508 Compliance Editor II applies project requirements and styles to assignments. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:* Follows and updates 508 compliance checklist to remediate documents (mostly PDFs) for accessibility compliance per standards required by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act* Formats a range of documents in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat Pro; produces documents, charts, and tables; tests and makes adjustments as needed; applies project requirements and styles* Remediates and verifies 508 compliance for Microsoft Office and PDF documents, working with a content manager or editor. Knowledge of fillable formatting is a plus* Uses software tools like CommonLook PDF Validator and color contrast checker to identify errors in tagging, document structure, headings, reading order, images, charts and tables, and any other document errors as they occur* Provides status updates, accurate estimates of level of effort, and timeframes for assignments, as needed* Monitors and implements 508 compliance policies and processes based on federal law, client, and project standards and checklists* Prepares, tests, analyzes, remediates, reviews, and troubleshoots documents, products, and web content (as needed) to ensure quality control, accessibility, and 508 compliance. May include reviewing others' 508 work and providing feedback, as needed * Generates "alternative text" for graphics* Addresses and advises on accessibility and 508 compliance requirements in document and product design, acquisition, and development * Establishes and maintains tracking procedures. Manages and tracks own work* Works with a content manager or editor, revises documents as new issues arise and provides documentation related to project 508 compliance requirements. Produces high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience * Helps other 508 staff with reviews or responses to questions; gets them up to speed on developments in 508 requirements; seeks help when needed* Attends webinars, workshops, and tutorials to enhance 508 skills* Performs other work as assignedMINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Education: High school diploma; bachelor's degree preferredLanguage: English competency (written and oral)Experience: 5 years of experience in 508 remediation. Experience with 508 compliance tools to ensure compliance with federal requirements. Experience in Microsoft Office formatting (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience in conducting quality reviews of documents and products.Knowledge: Proficiency in basic 508 compliance and formatting in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Experience testing documents using JAWS (or other web accessibility software). Proficiency in 508 compliance tools (e.g., CommonLook, PDF Accessibility Checker).Soft Skills: Ability to work in a team environment, maintain flexibility under pressure, and meet deadlines. Sense of humor is a plus.OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position, nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. The 508 Compliance Editor II will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.This position is subject to availability of funds and to any and all restrictions contained in the contract or contracts that provide funding for this position.APPLICATION INFORMATION: If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: JBS International, Rockville , 508 Compliance Editor II, Advertising , Rockville, Maryland

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