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Section 508 Task Coordinator

Section 508 Task Coordinator

Job ID 4732
Job Location Lanham - MD
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

In order to comply with Section 508 of the National Rehabilitation Act, the IRS must ensure that disabled employees and members of the public have access to information that is comparable to the access which is available to others.  The Section 508 Task Coordinator supports these efforts by serving as a point of contact for information concerning Section 508 accessibility issues and solutions, and by coordinating and assisting in the accomplishment of functional tasks required to meet established project goals and objectives. 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Coordinates and provides input into various Section 508 Compliance project undertakings.  Serves as a resource and provides analytical support to ensure compliance with all required government standards. 


Provides technical assistance and consultation to customers regarding Section 508 Compliance and conformance to accessibility requirements.  Analyzes issues, identifies problems, reviews standards, and makes recommendations for problem resolution.


Reviews and analyzes a variety of highly specialized contracts, solicitations, and written materials related to Section 508 compliance.  Identifies applicable Section 508 provisions for each specific contract / document. 


Serves as a source of expertise concerning Section 508 accessibility remediation.  Recommends Section 508 remediation solutions and improvements related to service offerings, processes and artifacts. 


Helps to coordinate and participates in team efforts related to Enterprise Life Cycle (ELC) reviews pertinent to Section 508 Compliance.  Provides feedback related to ELC documentation and output.  Helps to answer questions concerning Section 508, and collects relevant information concerning the release.  Analyzes system documentation such as business system requirements (BSR), design, test plans and results.  Recommends solutions and improvements


Coordinates Section 508 Compliance training and information sessions as well as 508 Program Office Educational outreach services and events.


Stays current on the Section 508 Refresh revisions.  Provides guidance on impact of pending changes by the Access Board and anticipated standardized application of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Queries various databases to identify trends. 


Reviews exception requests, and makes recommendations.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Rehabilitation Science, Social Science or a related field of study and a minimum of one year relevant Section 508 Compliance experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.



Ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance



Working knowledge and understanding of Section 508 provisions and related application to policy, products and services

Knowledge of various alternative formats and alternative technologies that enable people with disabilities to communicate, participate, and perform tasks.

Operational knowledge of assistive technology (i.e., JAWS, Dragon, ZoomText)

Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Access, Excel, Word, Outlook)

Solid analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to assess business requirements

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with advanced technical writing proficiency

Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills

Ability to effectively utilize available tools and resources to resolve issues

Ability to identify / define viable technology solutions delivering required business capabilities

Solid organizational skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.