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Company:
University at Albany, SUNY
Division:
Professional Development Program
City:
Albany
State:
New York
County:
Albany
Country:
USA
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Posted: 08/30/2019
Front End Web Developer (R19-50)

The Professional Development Program (PDP) of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College seeks a service-minded individual who is committed to performing high-quality work to fill an Information Systems Assistant/Front-End Web Developer position in Albany, NY.

The Information Systems Assistant/Front-End Web Developer will assist in the maintenance and enhancement of project websites to meet Section 508 accessibility standards, including the remediation of documents and other content. The right candidate will help develop content using HTML5, SCSS, JavaScript and/or jQuery, assist in optimizing content, generate reports, and use tools and assistive technologies to ensure conformance and accuracy. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Assist in development, optimization, maintenance, and enhancement of web site content using web standard technologies.

· Assist with the remediation of documents and other content to meet or exceed current federal and NYS accessibility guidelines.

· Use accessibility testing tools and assistive technologies to ensure conformance and accuracy.

· Assist with designing and developing document and file templates that adhere to accessibility guidelines.

· Track and log work using established tools and generate custom reports.

· Advise staff on policy and best practices for creating accessible materials and create related guides and other instructional materials as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in computer science, information technology, human-computer interaction, accessibility, or another related field.
  2. One year of experience in web development, including HTML5, SCSS, JavaScript and/or JQuery.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of web development standards, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 Accessibility Standards.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  5. Significant experience with Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and meet posted deadlines.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse groups.
  8. Ability to handle multiple projects.
  9. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, in computer science, information technology, human-computer interaction, accessibility, or another related field.
  2. Experience in the audit, testing, and remediation of documents and other web-based content to meet or exceed current federal and NYS accessibility guidelines.
  3. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Primarily InDesign).

SPECIAL NOTES: Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany. Salary is expected to be in the mid $50s. Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to http://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114524. Applicants may also visit our website at www.pdp.albany.edu for more information.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.