Senior Accessibility Officer, National Cryptologic School Experienced Level

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Posted by: National Security Agency on Mar 25, 2020


Fort Meade , MD

Job Description:

NSA Overview

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

The National Cryptologic School (NCS) employs the latest principles of adult learning to design, to develop, and to deliver classroom instruction using advanced technology and multimedia, as well as adapting blended classroom techniques in order to provide training to a worldwide workforce. Not surprisingly, our talented workforce is diverse and therefore, our training and facilities need to meet their needs. We have been working with the rest of the NSA to improve our accessibility posture to ensure that the NSA is a model employer for people with all ability levels. If you are passionate about working with us in achieving that goal, have a strong technical background in this area, are an outstanding communicator, and are passionate about this topic, this is the job for you!

Description of Position:

This is a new technical leadership position in the National Cryptologic School. The selectee will
-serve as the champion for accessibility initiatives at the NCS;
-lead the development of the NCS's strategic plan related to accessibility, including developing milestones, and defining resources required to implement an enterprise solution that will ensure equal opportunity to access learning deliverables;
-serve as the resident expert on relevant academic and industry policies, technologies, and tools;
-represent the National Cryptologic School, as needed, in discussions related to accessibility;
-work closely with other technical professionals in each of the NCS colleges to ensure a common understanding and implementation of undertakings related to accessibility; and
oversee the Reasonable Accommodation Process in the NCS.

Description of Skills

This position requires an in-depth understanding of current policies and standards, as well as the ability to work within and across organizations at various levels. The ideal applicant should have in-depth knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act; Sections 501, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the most current version of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). In addition, the successful candidate will have:

-expert knowledge of assistive technologies such as JAWS;
-a proven track record of incorporating successful solutions and/or identifying best practices in the accessibility arena;
-strong critical thinking skills, communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills.

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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

DCIPS Disclaimer:
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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