Part-time Section 508 Document Compliance Specialist

Section 508 Document Compliance Specialist Synergy Enterprises, Inc., a minority and woman owned government contractor, is seeking a Part-time Section 508 Document Compliance Specialist to work in its Silver Spring, MD headquarters on an as-needed basis. The Section 508 Document Compliance Specialist will be responsible for generating and coding documents to be read by screen readers, performing compliance checks, and training internal and external clients on document accessibility and section 508. The Section 508 Document Compliance Specialist will report to the Division Director.

  • Prepare, test, and analyze documents to ensure compliance with Section 508 requirements
  • Utilize CommonLook and Adobe Acrobat to identify errors in document structure, headings, reading order, images, charts and tables, and any other document errors as they occur
  • Prepare templates for authors to use in document preparation
  • Create accessible PDF forms
  • Stay current on Section 508 policy and federal agency accessibility checklists
  • Evaluate 508 testing tools and new software

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum three years of experience in MS Word, PowerPoint, and administrative responsibilities
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Strong grammar, spelling, and writing skills
  • Experience playing a key role on a multidisciplinary team with work hours as deadlines require
  • Ability to quickly learn and integrate new tools and technologies to meet customer needs

  •  Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle objects and documents; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision. Employee may use office equipment such as telephone, computer, computer software, calculator, printer, copier, and facsimile.  
  • Work environment: Employees are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees so classified.