Requisition ID: req3630
Job Title: Interpreter (Pool)
Department: Accessibility and Testing
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Board Approved
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Hourly
Compensation Range: 24.00 - 32.00
Schedule: Schedule will vary based on need and availabilty.
Upto 29 hours a week.
A Pool Interpreter works as needed to provide interpreting services
for students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing to ensure
appropriate accommodations in academic settings, meetings with
faculty and staff, and campus events. May work evening and weekend
hours in-person at the various Columbus State Campuses and Regional
Learning Centers and/or virtually contingent upon student need and
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Interprets for students,
faculty, and staff who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing using American
Sign Language and Signed English. Interprets for non-signing
hearing students and faculty using spoken English. Prepares for
classroom interpretation by reviewing textbooks, assignments,
videos, and other related material.
Provides an explanation of the roles of interpreters and consumers
to inexperienced users. Provides functional guidance to practicum
students as they prepare to graduate from the College's
interpreting education program. Maintains confidentiality of
student records and other confidential information.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion
for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Contingent upon need and availability manages multiple assignments
of varying complexity while meeting federal and state, as well as
internal regulations and procedures. Demonstrates the ability to
adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners.
Hours may include working outside of a normal workweek schedule as
well as evening and weekend availability.
Professionalism, Communication, Continuous Improvement,
Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Technology Savvy,
Adaptability, Energy, Quality Orientation, and Managing Work
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: The interpreting process; American Sign
Language; English; needs and culture of individuals. who are deaf
or hard of hearing; cultural diversity; the Americans with
Disabilities Act; different types of disabilities; and adaptive
services and technology.
Skill in: Interpreting sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign;
verbal and written communications; operating general office
equipment; following instructions; customer service; and
Ability to: Speak English fluently and articulately;
demonstrate patience; understand and follow general instructions;
read; understand text in a variety of subjects; demonstrate
flexibility; work with a variety of people and disabilities;
develop and maintain effective working relationships with students
and other job contacts; and maintain confidential and sensitive
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in
this position description. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity. The employee
regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and
occasionally sits. The employee converses via sign language and/or
verbally with others in person, virtually, and/or by telephone.
Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision and
Must have a minimum of an Associate Degree in
Interpreting/Transliterating and one (1) year of closely related
experience. Proficiency in computer skills in order to interpret
virtual classes and assignments. Ability to work towards the
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) National
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to
gain access to work site(s).
*An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework,
and experience may qualify a candidate.