Section 508 Program Analyst

Washington, DC

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Our staff provides Policy and Governance Support Services as well as incidental advisory and assistance services to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for the National Nuclear Security Administration.  These services include ensuring compliance for various government programs, developing and reviewing IT and Cyber Security policy that affects the OCIO or the agency, providing Cyber Security and IT Governance and Analysis, data consolidation, Program and Project Management Support and Oversight, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) oversight, and Financial Execution Analysis for all OCIO investments.  Additionally, our services extend to managing the communications for the OCIO and proactively engaging with stakeholders and customers, both internal and external. 

The Section 508 Program Analyst requires in-depth knowledge of agency information technology (IT) business and procurement processes, appreciation for the needs of individuals with disabilities, and a clear understanding of the laws, standards and policies that govern accessibility of IT in the Federal government.  To address these needs across the agency, the Program Analyst must be a champion for accessible technology, and promote access to training, tools, and resources that enable agency components to deliver solutions that support the needs of all users. Outlined below are recommended responsibilities, skills and relationships a Program Analyst will need to manage an effective agency IT accessibility program.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the agency’s IT Accessibility/508 Program, a complex agency-wide responsibility that touches all parts of the organization
  • Understand how Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and related laws, regulations, policies, and standards apply to the procurement, development, maintenance and use of information and communication technology
  • Have a fair understanding of assistive technologies used by people with disabilities
  • Lead efforts to establish Section 508 compliance policies and processes throughout the organization, including policies related to procurement, software and web development, content development and publication, and management of agency websites and other digital properties
  • Actively promote the benefits of accessible technology
  • Advocate and negotiate to improve accessibility of agency IT products and solutions
  • Lead compliance management activities for digital services and technology covered under the Section 508 law
  • Address compliance requirements in design, acquisition, development, and maintenance life cycles and processes
  • Ensure conformance claims are validated
  • Ensure agency staff have access to accessibility training and tools
  • Assess the maturity of the agency IT Accessibility/508 program
  • Measure and report to OMB on compliance program activities
  • Coordinate outreach and training
  • Respond to accessibility concerns and complaints submitted to your agency
  • Establish tracking procedures to document agency successes and remediation efforts for Section 508 compliance
  • Encourage professional development and recognition of accessibility professionals across the agency


  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Business process analysis
  • Risk management
  • Business case development
  • Problem solving and analysis techniques
  • Collaboration
  • Organizational awareness
  • Partnership development
  • Influence and negotiation
  • Policy compliance
  • Customer experience and service
  • Communications planning and management

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years of additional experience in lieu of a degree
  • 8 years of experience
  • Ability to travel Required (10 or less days per month)
  • Must be able to obtain a DoE "Q" level clearance
  • Active US Citizenship

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit



Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.


  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits


All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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