Part-Time Transcriptionist Apprentice, Accessibility Services & Resources



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 eight areas: Professional Development; Mission & Pride; Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Faculty & Staff Well-Being; Shared Governance; Faculty Experience; Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging .

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

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Part-Time Transcriptionist Apprentice completes all required training to learn how to transcribe verbal communication in real-time with specialized technology in a variety of settings (class, labs, meetings, formal events) for students, faculty, staff, administration, and 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). Transcriptionist Apprentices support and promote all persons’ right to communication equity in learning and workplace environments. Upon completion of all required training, the Transcriptionist Apprentice will be moved into a Part-time or Full-time Transcriptionist position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Successfully completes all required pre-screening and is accepted into the TypeWell training program
  2. Completes all required components of TypeWell training program in no more than 4 months
  3. Learns how to listen to and rapidly understand spoken English and to restate rapidly in correctly formed English, the full meaning of what is heard in classes, meetings, and events
  4. Learns how to rapidly set up and break down transcription equipment and regularly relocate equipment to different locations as needed
  5. Learns about deafness, Deaf culture and the Deaf community
  6. Once TypeWell training is complete, provides 1,500 hours of direct transcribing service employment with LSC, or will be obligated to repay all expenses incurred by LSC during the training period.
  7. Ethically models positive and inclusive employee behavior
  8. Attends and actively participates in ASR department meetings and activities
  9. Continuously reviews current processes and procedures, and shares challenges and improvement ideas with supervisor and team
  10. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability and willingness to accept transcription assignments at a variety of times and locations within the LSC service area, as needed, which may include evenings and weekends
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling and academic vocabulary
  • Excellent typing skills (65 wpm net)
  • Ability to effectively use captioning equipment
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong memory-recall ability and excellent reading skills
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent listening and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
  • Repetitive motion with finger and hands due to continuous typing
  • Sitting and typing for long periods of time
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
    • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment, as well as general captioning equipment/software (TypeWell and CART)
    • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
    • Work is generally performed in a climate-controlled office 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.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to type at least 65 wpm net
  • Reliable mode of transportation to travel between assignments within the LSC Service Area
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least one year of experience in higher education
  • At least one year of work experience
Salary

Hourly Pay Rate is $13.00

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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How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

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

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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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

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

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