Digital Transformation Agency

Accessibility Specialist - Canberra or Sydney

Important dates

Opportunity ID
909
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Monday 29 January 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Published
Monday 22 January 2018

Overview

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The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is seeking quotes from the Digital Services Panel for contractors to provide expert advice and guidance across the DTA on all facets of accessibility and inclusivity.

What is the latest start date?
ASAP
How long is the contract?

Up to 3 months with a 3 months extension option

Where can the work take place?
Australian Capital Territory
Who will the specialist work for?
Digital Transformation Agency
How much can you spend per day?

About the work

Who will the specialist work with?

You will be working with Capability leads, Product Managers, Service Managers and Delivery Managers.

What will the specialist do?

As the Accessibility and Inclusivity specialist, you will provide expert advice and tailored support to the Capability branch and more broadly across the DTA, you will act as a subject matter expert in relation to accessibility and inclusion including education and awareness, technical solutions, feasibility of options, and advocacy for diversity and inclusivity.

You will mentor and provide support to the teams within the branch in relation to accessibility and inclusivity, including providing subject matter expertise, mentoring, guidance and training.

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Any additional relevant information?

As the Accessibility and Inclusivity specialist, you will provide expert advice and tailored support to the Capability branch and more broadly across the DTA, you will act as a subject matter expert in relation to accessibility and inclusion including education and awareness, technical solutions, feasibility of options, and advocacy for diversity and inclusivity.

You will mentor and provide support to the teams within the branch in relation to accessibility and inclusivity, including providing subject matter expertise, mentoring, guidance and training.

You will be required to work with the Design System team to ensure we maximise the accessibility of the design system and meet compliance needs.

In addition you will work with the Building Digital Capability team on the Learning Design Systems for accessibility.

This position can be worked out of Sydney or Canberra.

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

Canberra or Sydney

What are the working arrangements?

Working onsite 5 days per week.

Is security clearance required?

Current Commonwealth Government baseline security clearance an advantage, otherwise the ability to obtain one.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

N/A

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • High levels of knowledge and expertise in relation to all aspects of accessibility and inclusivity including: accessibility standards especially WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1, Silver and other W3C accessibility initiatives
  • Proven experience working within diverse and inclusive environments and working across organisational boundaries and physical locations to deliver services and project outcomes that meets the user needs
  • You will have knowledge of the Digital Service Standard, practice trends in user research and usability testing and standards
  • Knowledge of and expertise in assistive technologies and social literacy, bureaucratic literacy, legal literacy and digital literacy.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Knowledge of the methodology used by the DTA, familiarity with the research and design community within DTA and the APS.

How sellers will be evaluated

How many specialists will you evaluate?
5
Cultural fit
  • Ability to work in co-located teams
  • Proactive
  • Promote a positive creative culture and collaborative environment
Area of expertise
User research and design
How will you verify the specialist is right for the role?
Work history
How will you evaluate the specialists?

Technical competence
60%

Cultural fit
20%

Price
20%

Seller questions

Seller questions
Seller question Buyer answer
1. What technology/systems/ CMS will the Accessibility Specialist be working with? All technologies, and govCMS
2. What is the location of the Sydney office? Surry Hills
3. Could you please provide the hourly rate payment scale e.g ($50 - $60) for this opportunity? Thank you We don't provide this as this does not allow us to then determine value for money. This is evaluated and determined based on depth of skill and experience.

Interested in this opportunity?

Before you can apply for this opportunity, you need to:

  1. Register to join the Marketplace.
  2. Submit a case study and pricing for User research and Design and check your documents are up-to-date.
  3. Request an assessment of your case study for User research and Design.