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Hourly Sign Language Interpreter POOL (Temporary & Intermittent)

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Work type: Staff
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Time Varies

Salary and Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $50.00 per hour to $90.00 per hour.

Classification

Hourly Interpreter/Realtime Captioner/Computer - Aided Transcriber II

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

This is an hourly, temporary, intermittent position.  Work schedules may vary each academic term depending on operational needs.  This position may require working some weekend and evening hours as needed.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and applicable state and CSU policies, Accessibility Services (AS) provides eligible students with disabilities academic support services, disability counseling, campus and community resources, and strategies necessary to provide them with an accessible educational experience.  Accessibility Services ensures that Cal State East Bay’s campus climate is inclusive and facilitates academic accommodations in all areas of learning.

The purpose of this position is to provide communication access via sign language interpreting/transliterating services for students, faculty, staff and guests of the campus who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing.  Sign language interpreting/transliterating services may be needed in academic courses, meetings, office hours, student groups, and/or campus events. These services may be required to be provided on-site at one of Cal State East Bay’s three campuses: Hayward, Concord, and/or Oakland. 

Incumbent must possess and maintain skills certification from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or certification from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); possible substitution for years of formal training and/or experience in higher education professional interpreting work will be considered. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide professional level sign language interpreting/transliterating services for students, faculty, staff and guests of the campus who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind in a variety of assignments across campus.
  • Interpret or transliterate classroom instruction and campus-related assignments beyond the classroom (i.e., meetings, review sessions, field experiences), as needed.
  • Interpret or transliterate for campus-wide events (i.e., Fall Convocation, Honors Convocation, Commencement Ceremonies, etc.), as needed.
  • Interpret or transliterate for Accessibility Services department-sponsored events, as needed.
  • When available, substitute when other interpreters are absent, as needed.
  • Prepare for assignments by reading course materials, reviewing course information in Canvas, etc., as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Certification Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain skills certification in either interpreting or transliteration as issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or possess and maintain NIC (National Interpreter Certification) certification issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification.

Education and Experience:

  • Generally, wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a four-year college or university to provide interpreting services at a level required for the position assignments.

  • Two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in a variety of settings to perform at the level required for position assignments.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the interpreting process.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the special communication needs of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing consumers.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Deaf Culture.
  • Working knowledge of platform interpreting techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in a variety of subjects.
  • Specific knowledge of specialized vocabulary and techniques used in interpreting professional and technical subject matter.
  • Able to interpret effectively at a level that requires using unique terminology and language.
  • Effectively shift between ASL or a manual sign system to spoken English and vice versa in highly interactive situations, such as discussions, workshops, seminars and platform settings.
  • Interpret difficult and complex terms, concepts, ideas and emotions.
  • Learn unique subject matter, theories, and terminology.
  • Provide accurate, thorough, and comprehensive services.
  • Be responsive to students’ communication needs and preferences. 

Required Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the English language, including grammatical structures, syntax, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Familiarity with university-level curriculum.
  • Thorough understanding of, and adherence to, the RID Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the unique communication needs of Deaf or hard-of-hearing consumers.
  • Working knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in a variety of subjects commonly found in a university environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of student and classroom needs in a university setting; and
  • Thorough understanding of the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct. 
  • Possess a high degree of linguistic, cognitive, and technical skills;
  • Skills to convey accurately the register, tone, intent, and content of the presenter’s and consumer’s message while interpreting/transliterating;
  • Ability to effectively shift between ASL or a manual sign system to spoken English and vice versa in highly interactive situations, such as discussions, workshops, seminars and platform settings;
  • Ability to interpret difficult and complex terms, concepts, ideas and emotions;
  • Ability to learn unique subject matter, theories, and terminology; and
  • Be responsive to students’ communication needs and preferences;
  • Skills to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment; and
  • Basic office skills including common office computer software programs, email platforms, and electronic calendaring.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with Deaf culture, rapport with the Deaf community and rapport with the interpreting community.
  • Minimum of three years (3) of university interpreting/transliterating experience.
  • Basic office skills including common office computer software programs, email platforms, and electronic calendaring.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website here.

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, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available here. 

Sponsorship

Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

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 July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

 

 

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