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Interpreter II, Accessibility Services & Resources

Lone Star College
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 9, 2023

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 essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • 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, University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

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 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description


The 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.


  1. Provides Sign Language translation (voice and signing) and related Sign Language formats:
    1. for clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,
    2. for all LSC students, faculty, staff and administration, and for visitors to LSC,
    3. in all requested Lone Star College locations and settings, and
    4. at the appropriate language and register level.
  2. Analyzes source language content, meaning, and intent to accurately deliver information to the target audience.
  3. Communicates client information, client status, and any concerns or challenges to supervisor.
  4. Communicates with and gathers information from faculty in order to effectively prepare for classroom sessions for both faculty and students.
  5. Actively researches situations (and potential situations) involving new, technical, or complex information to gain an understanding of what will/may be interpreted.
  6. Acts as a mentor for level one and part-time Interpreters.
  7. Ethically models positive and inclusive employee behavior.
  8. Attends and actively participates in ASR department meetings and activities.
  9. Performs administrative and support duties within the Office of Governance, Accountability, and Compliance (OGAC), as needed. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
    1. assisting with scheduling and billing
    2. responding to general inquiries
    3. distributing, collecting, maintaining, and completing documents, records and materials in a variety of systems and methods, accurately and in a timely manner
    4. communicating both verbally and in writing with students, faculty, and staff
  10. Continuously reviews current processes and procedures, and shares challenges and improvement ideas with supervisor and team.
  11. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.

  • 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, including 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 community
  • Proficient knowledge of computer use in the workplace is required, including typing, maintaining an electronic work calendar in the specified program(s), utilizing internet search engines, as well as a variety of programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to maintain a professional and friendly attitude and to quickly develop rapport with a wide variety of people
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences
  • Excellent listening and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to be self-directed when appropriate, utilizing resources available to further the mission of the department
  • 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 settings)
  • 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
  • This position is a full-time position working 185 days per year (August - May), plus holiday pay
  • Includes evening and weekend assignments
  • PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, phone and other general office equipment
  • 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 experience
  • 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

Hiring salary range is $52,000-$59,800

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

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 and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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