The Marin County Department of Information Services and Technology (IST) is recruiting for (1) full-time vacancy with the Digital Accessibility Program of the IST Department, to be filled at either the Systems Engineer or Advanced Systems Engineer level. To be considered for both levels, you must submit separate applications for both positions.
The Digital Accessibility Program is a new Countywide program responsible for ensuring that the County of Marin’s digital content is accessible to employees and the public. Digital content includes websites, SaaS applications, videos, documents, kiosks, virtual meetings, and more. This is an opportunity to help build the infrastructure for the Digital Accessibility Program, as part of the County’s work towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our team directly supports County departments by providing training, audits, and resources through collaborative consultation. We are a close-knit, adaptive, and driven team that thrives on interactive problem solving.
This position will support the daily operations and projects of the Digital Accessibility Program. This Systems Engineer or Advanced Systems Engineer will perform a wide variety of duties such as:
- Creating and providing technical support and training to IST personnel and County employees.
- Testing and remediating websites, SaaS applications, and documents.
- Creating and publishing digital accessibility resources to the program’s internal intranet site.
- Setting up and maintaining the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) inventory in a Content Management Database (CMDB).
- Supporting digital media accessibility standards such as captions and audio descriptions.
The Highly Qualified Candidate: The ideal candidate has a combination of technical expertise, strong analytical skills, and a high attention to detail. They have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with stakeholders that have a wide range of technology and accessibility experience, including County employees and community-based organizations. This person enjoys learning new software and solving problems. The ideal candidate has working knowledge of WCAG 2.0 and 2.1, ARIA, CSS, HTML, as well as PDF/Universal Accessibility (PDF/UA) standards. Additionally, they have demonstrated experience in performing accessibility audits using assistive technologies, using development/testing tools, and evaluating VPATs and/or Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs). Certifications relevant to digital accessibility such as IAAP’s (WAS, ADS), or DHS’s OAST Trusted Tester Program are highly desired. Fluency in multiple languages, both written and spoken, is a plus.
If you are a person with a disability and are unable to complete an online application or require an accommodation to participate in a recruitment, you must contact Human Resources at least five work days in advance of a scheduled testing step or interview. Please contact the Human Resources Staffing Division at (415) 473-2126 (CRS DIAL 711). Copies of documents are available in alternative formats upon request.