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Quality Assurance Tech IV
Ref No.: 17-00081
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Start Date: 07/14/2017
Quality Assurance Tech IV
Fantastic Mix of Big City and Urban Environments!

The Community - Arlington, VA
Arlington is an urban county in Virginia, located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.. With a population of 210,000, yet a land area of only about 26 square miles, Arlington is one of America's mostly densely populated jurisdictions. Despite its density, Arlington mixes the best of both big city and suburban environments. No incorporated towns or cities lie within Arlington County borders; all local government is at the county level. Arlington has seen continual growth as the DC area has continued to grow, even during nation-wide economic downturns. This is mostly due to the large number of employees of the federal government and its contractors.

Department of State Foreign Service Institute
The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the Federal Government's primary training institution for officers and support personnel of the U.S. foreign affairs community, preparing American diplomats and other professionals to advance U.S. foreign affairs interests overseas and in Washington. At the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, the FSI provides more than 600 courses—including some 70 foreign languages—to more than 100,000 enrollees a year from the State Department and more than 40 other government agencies and the military service branches.

Education and Professional Experience Requirements:
FSI seeks an individual for the position who will be testing online courseware on the proprietary Learning Management System (LMS) before course deployment. This will involve heavy Section 508 compliance/standards review. In this capacity, experience with Client Trusted Tester, assistive technology (JAWS, VoiceOver, Talkback), 508 ICT Refresh changes, WCAG 2.0, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to document and explain new processes, interest in rapid technology changes and how that impacts the user eLearning experience, attention to detail, and the ability to handle changes in priority and multiple assignments is highly valued.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years professional experience.
  • BS/BA in a relevant field is highly valued, but not explicitly required.
  • Proven ability in testing multimedia-based training deployed on a variety of deployment platforms (to include web, mobile, and tablet) and designed to function on multiple operating systems.
  • Significant experience with distributed learning applications, interface usability, Section 508 accessibility, SCORM (v1.2, 2004, Experience/Tin Can API), learning management systems, and integration of media.
  • Familiarity with industry standard and USG web development policies and standards.
  • Significant, proven experience as a member of a team; strong interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation.
  • Ability to lead and mentor team members.
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