Interpreter & Realtime Captioner Pool

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Pomona, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 20-May-24

Location: Pomona, California

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 5265577

Interpreter & Realtime Captioner Pool
Job No: 539771
Work Type: Staff
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Time Varies, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Type of Appointment: Temporary or Temporary, Hourly, Intermittent (THI)
Classification Salary Range: $18.45 - $185.33 per hour
The purpose of this recruitment is to produce a pool of qualified applicants to call upon as-needed for interpreter, realtime captioner, and computer-aided transcriber appointments which range from a duration of several days to a maximum of one year. Such appointments generally work on a temporary, hourly, intermittent (THI) basis, and are required to facilitate communication for deaf/hard of hearing persona in the classroom or other instructional settings. THI appointments will be made in the appropriate job classification, depending upon the needs of the hiring department. You may be considered for available positions in any of these classifications depending on your qualifications. THI positions are not eligible for benefits.
Minimum Qualifications for Interpreter I:
Qualifying interpreter must have skill in using American Sign Language, or other sign system to meet the need of student(s). Have an in depth knowledge of the interpreting process and comprehensive understanding of the methods and techniques used in communicating with deaf/hard of hearing persons. Additionally, have a solid understanding of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct. Given dialect of the speaker, interpreter needs to have the ability to interpret spoken English into American Sign Language, or other sign system, at a rate appropriate for the assignment. Interpreter needs to be able to provide a high level of interpreting services in complex and technical situations. Additionally, the interpreter needs to demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse student population and must be able to meet the expectation of demonstrating professional behavior, able to fulfill time commitments and possess good communication skills.
Any combination of documented experience, formal training and certification in voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice or transliterating to successfully facilitate communication is required. Incumbents must possess and maintain skills certification in either interpreting or transliteration such as National Interpreter Certification (NIC), CI or CT issued by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or certification provided by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) level 3 or higher, or comparable certification.
Minimum Qualifications for Interpreter II:
On top of the minimum qualifications required for Interpreter I, at least two years of relative documented interpreting experience in a variety of settings are needed to perform at the level required for the position. Incumbents must possess and maintain skills certification in either interpreting or transliteration such as National Interpreter Certification (NIC), CI or CT issued by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or certification provided by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) level 4 or higher (level 5 is preferred) , or comparable certification. Degree obtained from a 4 year institution may be essential to provide interpreting services at the level necessary for the position, but is not required. Interpreter II must demonstrate the use of advanced and fluent interpreting techniques for advanced level assignments such as graduate courses and other specialized and/or complex settings. Additionally, the interpreter qualifying for this level must demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse student population, demonstrate professional behavior, be able to fulfill time commitments and possess good communication skills. Incumbent needs to have solid understanding of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.
Minimum Qualifications for Realtime Captioner:
Incumbents must possess a thorough knowledge of court reporting methods and theories, real time software and technology, realtime captioning computer systems and equipment. Captioner must possess comprehensive knowledge of the English language, including grammatical structure, syntax, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Have a solid understanding of the industry-recognized code of ethics. Incumbents must be able to caption at a minimum rate of 180 words per minute with a high level of accuracy. 200 words per minute, or higher, is preferred. Captioner must have the ability to listen for continuity, sense and detail while translating. Must develop, maintain and proficiently use a thorough dictionary that enables accurate and fluid translation. Must be able to meet the expectation of demonstrating professional behavior, able to fulfill time commitments, possess good communication skills and be able to submit transcripts in a timely manner. Must have the ability to work with a diverse student population and have general knowledge of Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture. Additionally, realtime captioners are responsible for providing their own equipment and software, including realtime-capable steno machine, laptop computer, display monitor for the consumer, current software or realtime translation, realtime cables and other items for set up. Six to twelve months of realtime captioning experience is required. Six to twelve months of experience in higher education is desired, two years experience in higher education is preferred. Formal training in court reporting and steno methods is required to fulfill position's demand. Graduation from court reporting school is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications for Computer-Aided Transcriber:
This campus does not utilize this particular aspect of the job classification.
For interpreter, possession of one or more of the following preferred: Interpreting Certificate, transliterating certificate, Comprehensive Skills certificate or one of the Oral Interpreting certificates. Skill in interpreting American Sign language, a manual code for English and fingerspelling or skill in interpreting speech reading hearing-impaired person; experience interpreting in a higher education setting.
As for Realtime captioner, the possession of one of the following is preferred: State of California Certified Shorthand Reporter certificate, Court Reporting Certificate of Completion, Certified CART Provider through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) (preferred) or possess a comparable industry certification.
COVID-19 Vaccination
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, 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. See policy at .
Out of State Work
The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at .
Background Check
Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at .
Cal Poly Pomona 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 form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at .
Conflict of Interest
This position may be a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting a designated position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. See policy at
Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)
The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment. See policy at
Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at .
Clery Act
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: .
Reasonable Accommodation
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at [email protected] . More information is available at: .
Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. More information is available at: and at .
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Advertised: May 16, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: May 16, 2025 (11:55 PM)
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