Application System Analyst - 508

Silver Spring, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting is seeking an Applications Systems Analyst - 508 Compliance to join our growing team in support of a federal customer in Silver Spring, MD.  

Responsibilities Include;

  • Conducting assessments, ongoing audits, provide remediation and recommendations.
  • Ensuring that the Agency webpages, documents and applications are compliant with all required Government standards.
  • Continuously improving and updating Section 508 compliances processes and training team members on how to implement and test web pages and applications for Section 508 compliance.
  • Developing and documenting internal processes for web design, development, and testing to ensure compliance with Section 508 requirements
  • Creating PDF, DOC, Word, PowerPoint and email based 508 compliant artifacts
  • Working closely with the agency Section 508 Coordinator to ensure that all reported Section 508 issues are remediated
  • Identifying, recording, and helping manage specific 508 defects to resolution
  • Conducting in-depth Section 508 assessments via manual reviews and using automated test tools and assistive technologies (i.e., JAWS, WAVE, Windows-Eyes, AMP, etc.)
  • Preparing reports concerning failures in Section 508 compliance and ways to remediate
  • Reviewing Section 508 compliance defects with developers and discuss possible resolutions
  • Monitoring resolution of Section 508 compliance violations
  • Providing expert advice to other teams testing web pages and applications for Section 508 compliance
  • Assisting project teams with understanding how Section 508 and accessibility activities fit within the project life cycles
  • Partnering with project leads and requirements analysts to help them appropriately document and deliver against requirements for Section 508 compliance

Skills & Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with 508 Compliance
  • Current on the latest Section 508 testing and automated tool information
  • Familiarity with Content Management  Systems, including Drupal


  • BS degree 


  • Silver Spring, MD 


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. US citizenship is mandatory, per contract clearance requirements. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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