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Stephen F. Austin State University Interpreter in Nacogdoches, Texas

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach a copy of interpreter certification in the "Other Document" field. Minimum of BEI Basic, BEI Level I, or equivalent certification is required.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Interpreter

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

FLSA Non-Exempt

General Job Description

This position is responsible for providing interpreting for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty, and staff in a variety of settings, including classrooms, university activities, and as needed. Responsible for providing interpreting at all levels and for all aspects of university functions. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the director of Disability Services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides interpreting for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty, and staff in a variety of settings, including classrooms, university activities, and as needed.

  • Evaluates communication needs of deaf and hard-of hearing consumers and provides communication access based on that evaluation.

  • Assists in providing captioning as needed.

  • Follows policies and regulations regarding interpreting procedures and code of conduct.

    Non-Essential Job Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of professional standards and regulations in the areas of sign language and interpreting.

  • Knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.

  • Knowledge of signing and a clear understanding when signed to (sign-to-voice).

  • Organizational skills in managing projects simultaneously while maintaining a satisfactory work product.

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

  • Ability to communicate effectively through sign language and in both oral and written English.

  • Ability to problem-solve a variety of situations.

  • Ability to provide support to student development with a demonstrable concern for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

    Physical Demands

    Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Required Experience and Training

One year of related experience is required. Certification by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division for the Deaf, Registry for Interpreting for the Deaf, or an equivalent certifying agency at a minimum of BEI Basic, BEI Level I, or equivalent is required prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in human services, rehabilitation, or a related field is preferred. College-level experience with interpreting is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.

This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Min Pay Rate

Mid Pay Rate

Salary Information Salary Grade - 15

Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting

Is Background Check Required? Yes

Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at (936) 468-2304.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S2024-048

Candidates Eligible to Apply Open to all qualified applicants

Number of Positions Available 1

Posted Date 05/06/2024

Review Start Date

Close Date

Work Schedule

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a copy of interpreter certification in the “Other Document” field. Minimum of BEI Basic, BEI Level I, or equivalent certification is required.

Posting Quick Link https://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/11372

Contact Information

Contact Name Shannon Jacobs

Contact Phone (936) 468-3004

Contact Email shannon.jacobs@sfasu.edu

Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have technical questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Which of the following best represents your education background?
  • Completed High School Diploma or GED

  • Completed some college

  • Completed Associates Degree

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree

  • Completed Master's Degree

  • Completed Doctoral Degree or ABD

  • If you completed a college degree, please indicate your major field of study.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Which of the following best represents the number of years experience you possess relating directly to the job to which you are applying?
  • Less than one

  • One to two

  • Three to four

  • Five to six

  • Seven to eight

  • Nine or more

    • Are you currently certified as a sign language interpreter?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have college level experience with interpreting?
  • Yes

  • No

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

  • Other Document

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation