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Realtime Captioner

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Department: Retention Services
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Time Varies, Student Services

    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as: Hourly Interpreter/Realtime Captioner/Computer-Aided Transcriber)

      Disability Resources Services is continuously building a pool of applicants interested in hourly-intermittent temporary employment. Positions are appointed for one year with the possibility of reappointment based on budget, operational needs, and job performance.


      Under general supervision of the Director of Disability Resource Services, incumbent provides communication access real-time translating services (CART) to consumers such as Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing individuals, and/or other disabled individuals. The incumbent facilitates communication by using court reporting methods, a steno machine, real-time technology, software, and a laptop computer to create real-time word-for-word text of spoken English. The incumbent further facilitates communication by assisting consumers with concurrent participation in the communication process by voicing questions or comments that the consumer has entered into the system.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Provide immediate verbatim translation of spoken English into text so the student can read the text on a laptop computer screen or other display devices as it is created.
      • Provide a complete transcription of all spoken words and environmental cues.
      • Provide the student with an electronic disk, e-mail, or hard copy version of the final, edited transcript as agreed upon with the student.
      • Research technical terminology related to assignments and continually develop and modify custom software dictionaries.
      • Prepare for comprehensive and accurate translation for specialized or technical assignments.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Formal training in court reporting and steno methods to meet position requirements is required, with graduation from a court reporting school preferred. In addition, typically six to twelve months of experience providing real-time captioning services, preferably in a high education setting, is necessary to perform at the level required for the translating assignments in the university setting. Additional post-secondary education in a four-year college or university setting may be necessary to fully comprehend and provide accurate translations of the language and vocabulary used in various academic, instructional, and/or administrative situations.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Graduation from a court reporting school and CSR licensure.
      • A National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Certification.
      • At least two years experience providing real-time captioning in college/university classes.
      • Additional postsecondary education may be necessary to fully comprehend and provide accurate translations of the language and vocabulary used in more complex academic, instructional, and/or administrative situations.
      • Proficiency in computer-aided transcription (CAT) software
      • Experience in post-secondary educational transcription.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Thorough knowledge of court reporting methods and theories, real-time software and technology, real-time captioning computer systems and equipment, and the industry-recognized code of ethics.
      • Comprehensive knowledge of the English language, including grammatical structures, syntax, spelling vocabulary, and punctuation.
      • Working knowledge of the language and vocabulary used in the assigned translating situations.
      • General knowledge of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Culture.
      • Must be able to caption at a minimum rate of 180 or more words per minute with a high level of accuracy.
      • Proficiently use, maintain, and troubleshoot court reporting steno equipment, real-time software, and computer systems and equipment.
      • Develop, maintain, and proficiently use a thorough dictionary that enables accurate and fluid translation.
      • Effectively listen for continuity, sense, and detail while translating.
      • Proficiently write in real-time in a conflict-free manner using punctuation and sustaining accuracy in fast-paced stressful situations.
      • Use advanced editing skills.
      • Work effectively with consumers.
      • Maintain confidentiality.

    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/

      Because CART system software and dictionaries are highly customized, the incumbent must provide their own equipment and software including real-time-capable steno machine, laptop computer, current software for real-time translation, real-time cables, and other items for set up (e.g., extension cords, extra battery, power surge protector).

    • Salary Range
    • $16.42 - $164.95 per hour.  (Anticipated salary will be $33 – $55 per hour, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

       

      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING IS IMMEDIATE AND CONTINOUS

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

      INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

       

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