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508 Compliance Specialist

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Washington, Washington DC, United States

As a Test Specialist at IBM, your analytical and technical skills will directly impact the quality of the software we create. Come work in an agile environment where you will help each iteration reach the next level. Whether the testing is manual, automated, or cognitive, you hold a key role in releasing the best deliverables to IBM’ers and our clients.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize 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!


As a 508 Compliance Specialist at Octo, you will support compliance for all developed content for a team supporting the Veterans Affairs Section 508 Office in updating its policies and procedures documentation. This position will be responsible for remediation of electronic documents, to ensure federal accessibility rules and regulations are met or exceeded. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and be able to apply this knowledge to create strategies and processes for ensuring maximum accessibility of client deliverables.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.

Program Mission…

The Digital Transformation Center (DTC) supports Veterans Affairs (VA) with onboarding and maintaining enterprise SaaS and PaaS solutions used to support the mission of serving our Veterans and their associated stakeholders. We are digitizing information and processes for improved implementation, leveraging modern tools and low code/no code for reusability and faster delivery.


  • Provide remediation services for WORD, PDF, and Excel records, that may or may not contain redactions and may or may not be images
  • Conduct section 508 requirements for PDF and Excel documents. Specific expertise is needed for 508 requirements in order to troubleshoot issues and create accessible documents
  • Remediate documents containing redactions
  • Remediate documents that are images
  • Remediate documents that are unable to apply Optical Character Recognition software
  • The contractor shall not solely rely on automation to assist with making documents 508 compliant
  • The contractor shall make and ensure all documents are compliant with agency's standards
  • Remediate documents to ensure 508 compliance
  • Remediate documents with the time specified by the VA Project Manager (PM)
  • Document that the documents fully passes the VA checklists
  • Notify the PM when a document requires the insertion of Alt text
  • Perform final document remediation within ten (10) business days after the PM has reviewed and returned the work product to the contractor for final remediation The process for remediation shall include:
    • 1) The first remediation work product
    • 2) Review and corrections of the work product returned to the contractor
    • 3) Delivery of final remediated documents(s)

Years of Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience with Section 508 compliance and remediation using appropriate tools

Education: Bachelor's Degree or higher, and DHS Trusted Tester certification

Location: Remote within the United States.

Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Section 508 compliance and remediation using appropriate tools
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher, and DHS Trusted Tester certification
  • Provides assistance and advice accessibility policies and helps ensure compliance with all required government standards
  • Has knowledge of WCAG 2.0/Section 508 accessibility standards and best practices, and experience with remediation
  • Experience validating front-end features for 508 compliance against Web Accessibility standards, including test development, administration, outcome evaluation
  • Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience or expertise using, managing, and/or testing API Gateway tools and Rest APIs (desired)
  • Experience with test automation frameworks and tools (e.g., JUnit, TestNG, Selenium)
  • Proven experience as a Quality Assurance Engineer with a focus on Java and Python applications.
  • 2+ Experience in Software Testing
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

About Business Unit
IBM Consulting is IBM’s consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients’ businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.