Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of
Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.
A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional
communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship,
respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is
- One LSC
- Student Focused
- Own It
- Advance Equity
- Cultivate Community
- Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is
designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in
creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding
of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact
on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence
in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace &
Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-System Office
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer
and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC
is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community
college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head,
Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of
higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact
of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university
centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is
continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of
Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two
System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both
are the site for multiple administrative departments and
system-wide training programs.
Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The PT Interpreter II functions as an advanced-level, professional
interpreter for LSC students, faculty, staff and administration and
for visitors to LSC who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in order to
maintain institutional compliance with Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). Interpreters strive to advance in sign
language skill proficiency in order to provide the highest level of
professional interpreter services possible.
Interpreters support and promote all persons’ right to
communication equity in learning and workplace environments.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Provides Sign Language translation (voice and signing) and
related Sign Language formats:
- for clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,
- for all LSC students, faculty, staff and administration, and
for visitors to LSC,
- in all requested Lone Star College locations and settings,
- at the appropriate language and register level
- Analyzes source language content, meaning, and intent to
accurately deliver information to the target audience.
- Communicates client information, client status, and any
concerns or challenges to supervisor.
- Actively researches situations (and potential situations)
involving new, technical, or complex information to gain an
understanding of what will/may be interpreted
- Acts as a mentor for level one Interpreters
- Ethically models positive and inclusive employee behavior.
- Attends and actively participates in department meetings and
- Continuously reviews current processes and procedures, and
shares challenges and improvement ideas with supervisor and
- Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as
- Strong fluency in both Sign Language and English with the
ability to preserve the meaning, tone, and emotional value of the
original speech and have a firm grasp of both the source and the
target languages, including all idioms
- Ability to effectively interpret in higher-level (BEI Advanced
or equivalent) interpreting situations
- Ability to effectively mentor lower-level Interpreters
- Ability and willingness to accept interpreting assignments at a
variety of times and locations within the LSC service area, as
needed, which includes evenings and weekends
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
- Knowledge of the structure and content of Sign Language and
English, including the meaning and spelling of words and an
understanding of the rules of composition and grammar
- Ability to understand and adhere to LSC Policy on Students with
Disability Rights, FERPA rules of the release of student
information to faculty, parents, students, and other related
federal, state, and local regulations
- Knowledge of the Interpreter Code of Professional Conduct as
adopted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- Thorough knowledge of the Deaf culture and the Deaf
- Basic knowledge of computer use in the workplace is required,
including the ability to type, utilize internet search engines and
word processing software, and to maintain a work calendar using
- Ability to maintain a professional and friendly attitude and to
quickly develop a rapport with a wide variety of people
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including tact
- Must be sensitive to cultural differences
- Excellent listening and customer service skills
- Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to
detail and follow-through
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
- Uses fingers (fine finger dexterity), hands and arms to
communicate using Sign Language for extended periods of time for
most of the working day
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision depth perception,
and ability to adjust focus
- Sitting, standing, and walking around is often required in
order to maintain line of sight with clients as well as to provide
services in certain settings (i.e. campus tours, clinical
- Ability to receive detailed information through oral
communication, and to make the discrimination in sound
- Ability to convey detailed or important instructions to others
accurately and concisely both in English and in Sign Language
- Interpreting assignments occur at a variety of times and
locations within the LSC service area, as needed
- Includes evenings and weekends
- PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows
environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment.
Incumbent may use video phone and/or sign language-related
- Internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the
functions of the position
- Work is performed in a variety of environments, mostly in
climate-controlled office, classroom, meeting and convention
environments with minimal exposure to safety hazards. May include
indoor and/or outdoor laboratory environments with exposure to
inclement weather, dust, dirt, etc. May include work in close
quarters (e.g., simulated or real truck-driving cab) as well as
providing remote services
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of related work
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related
- Active BEI Advanced certification or higher, or active
BEI-recognized equivalent certification or higher
- Reliable mode of transportation to travel between assignments
within the LSC Service Area
Hourly Pay Rate is $48.70
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part
of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work
environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver,
participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.
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