Classified Employment Opportunities
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER-75%
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
Friday, August 8, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)
The Disability Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated interpreting skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Under direction, interprets/transliterates spoken language using American Sign Language or other manual sign system, and vice versa, to facilitate communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing individuals; serve as a liaison between deaf/hard of hearing students, hearing students and instructors; and perform related work as required. This position is a regular part-time, 171 days per year Classified position. Work schedule will be dependent on student needs and will include some evening and weekend hours. Candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.
Faculty and staff in the Disability Resources Department provide a rich combination of support services and instruction to over 2,300 students with disabilities at Santa Rosa Junior College. The Disability Resources Department enjoys a collaborative, professional team approach to the administration of its programs.
Primary responsibility of this position will be the provision of ASL interpreting for students in classes and college activities.
Required Abilities and Knowledge:
The ability to accurately interpret spoken language to sign language and interpret sign to spoken language for lecture classes, physical education classes, labs, meetings and various assignments as scheduled; follow and give oral and written directions; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population; maintain cooperative working relationships. The knowledge of American Sign Language or other sign system used by student/consumer; Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct; technical signs or specialized vocabulary used in the courses assigned; deaf culture, local deaf community, and resources for the deaf; specialized equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing (such as TTY/VP).
Required Education and Experience:
Completion of an accredited interpreter training program AND three years experience as a sign language interpreter; OR the equivalent. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Previous work experience in an educational setting.
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.
- Must be skilled in American Sign Language and appropriate forms of manually coded English; may be required to sign for extended periods of time. Must be prepared to sign under various environmental conditions.
- Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
The Sign Language Interpreter serves deaf/hard of hearing students using American Sign Language or other manual sign system in classrooms and lecture halls, during films, counseling and tutoring sessions, school related meetings, activities, District events and as needed for urgent situations such as those involving District Police or Health Services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Interprets lectures, discussions, announcements, conversations, meetings, events, and other spoken word situations using manual sign system appropriate for the language and the cultural background of deaf/hard of hearing students and staff; accurately interprets deaf/hard of hearing students signs into fluent English for other students, faculty, and college staff; directs the work of STNC and agency interpreters within interpreting venue to ensure compliance with SRJC standards and policies; provides feedback for new STNC interpreters, and participates in mentoring STNC and peer interpreters for skill development; works with faculty and college departments to gain understanding of relevant concepts to better facilitate translation for deaf/hard of hearing students; provides information and orientation to deaf/hard of hearing students in emergency situations; works effectively in teams with other sign language interpreters; maintains certification by completing continuing education units required by the Registry of interpreters for the Deaf (RID); adheres to the RID Code of Professional Conduct; may utilize technologies to transcribe speech to text in classroom and other settings.
In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
- A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
- If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
- A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement including computer and assistive technology experience.
- A brief statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
- Current Resume.
- Proof of completion of Accredited Interpreter Training Program.
- A one page statement addressing your thoughts on what makes a Deaf friendly campus and ideas on how to promote such an environment.
- If applicable, copy of Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$31.24 - $37.98 per hour (2013/14 Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $34.44 per hour (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials).
Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-
Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).
Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.
MORE ABOUT SRJC
Application Materials & Procedures
To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE (707) 527-4954
FAX (707) 527-4967
The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is
open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All documents included in your application file become the property of
the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening
will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be
submitted for each opening.
is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required
materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on
the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration.
Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be
considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.
Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those
applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited
to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The
Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the
Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board
Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses
related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out
of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel
stipend for their administrative interview(s).
you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability
in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the
Human Resources Department.
OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
- In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
- Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
- Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).
The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.