Coordinator, Interpreter Services

Long Beach
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Coordinator, Interpreter Services

Salary: $4,755.38 - $5,862.95 monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 17-082
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Department: Disabled Programs & Services
Closing: 4/26/2017 4:00 PM Pacific


Oversees and coordinates a District-wide program that assures sign language interpreters and note takers are available for students with documented deaf and hard of hearing and other disabilities. Coordinates and provides variety of consecutive interpreting to large audiences in lecture, tutoring, and public meeting settings and serves as an advocate and liaison on matters concerning deaf and hard of hearing students.

The Coordinator for Interpreter Services has advanced skills, knowledge, training, and certification in American Sign Language (ASL). In addition to coordinating and participating in these services, the Coordinator actively recruits, selects, assigns and evaluates the work of interpreters and captioners. Coordinator position requires the ability to coordinate a district-wide program for interpreting, provide interpreting services, and apply knowledge of subject matter being taught in order to effectively provide consecutive sign language with classroom presentations.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be provided. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  1. Coordinates a district-wide program for interpretation services and activities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Recruits, selects, mentors, schedules, and provides technical training and evaluates the capabilities of interpreters assigned to provide services for, classroom, counseling, tutoring, student life activities, and commencement.
  2. Organizes and hosts pre-registration meetings for new and returning students. Conducts orientations and assesses students' communication modalities to determine interpreting and other needs and services. Provides disability-related advising, assists students with selecting and scheduling classes, and responds to and resolves students' interpretation issues.
  3. Provides guidance to faculty and staff for providing accommodations and to promote awareness of deaf and disability issues.
  4. Advises students in the effective use of an interpreter to assure delivery of subject matter content and encourage classroom participation.
  5. Recommends and assists in the implementation of service goals and objectives.
  6. Provides point-of-contact interpretations during student conferences, disciplinary actions, and unscheduled or ad hoc needs.
  7. Consults with administrators, faculty, instructional lab associates, and counselors concerning useful programs and materials to meet student needs.
  8. Coordinates, prepares, facilitates, and conducts in-service ASL training sessions for instructional assistants, faculty, and students.
  9. May provide concurrent signing and instructional support.
  10. Researches and coordinates with counseling and program staff to identify students requiring interpreting assistance. Maintains records of historic vendor usage to prepare budget proposals based on projected needs.
  11. Monitors program performance and recommends best practice policies and procedures, including those for assuring privacy of student information. Observes the professional code of conduct established by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
  12. Participates in planning for interpreting services to consider developments in the field, code of conduct, privacy of information and other considerations.
  13. May coordinate sign language services needs with other colleges, feeder districts and regional learning centers. Arranges for and may conduct signing at public meetings.
  14. Provides other related duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Knowledge of:
  1. Professional specialization in American Sign Language.
  2. Operations, services, and activities of an interpretation services program.
  3. Categorical programs governing interpreting and other forms of support to disabled students.
  4. Higher education learning concepts, theories, principles, and instructional methods and techniques including the subject matter being supported.
  5. Working with adult hearing impaired student populations.
  6. Skill in using personal computers and applications such as common desktop productivity software and specialized programs supporting this field and including assistive devices.
  7. Subject content to provide sign language in language arts, science, and math courses.
  8. Well-developed English language skills to interpret all forms of curriculum.
  9. Well-developed human relation skills to interact in both formal and informal settings with a wide variety of contacts, convey technical subject matter to students, and work as part of a team who are delivering services supporting education.
  10. Personnel computer and applications including productivity software and specialized programs and operation of various assistive devices for the hearing impaired.

Ability to:
  1. Carry out the essential functions of the position.
  2. Provide sign language services in a full range of courses offered by the District.
  3. Learn, interpret, and apply the requirements of categorical programs impacting deaf and hard of hearing students.
  4. Coordinate and implement a program that assists students, faculty and staff.
  5. Recognize and meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
  6. Requires the ability to interpret/translate using ASL, Signed English and Oral Interpreting.

Education, Training and Experience:
The position requires a Bachelor's Degree, completion of an Interpreter Training Program and three years of experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students in an instructional or equivalent setting.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Requires a valid driver's license and Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID or NAD IV) or higher National certification in ASL.

Additional Information
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
Incumbent performs work of an active nature. Requires well-developed arm, hand, and finger dexterity in order to perform advanced sign language interpretation for up to twenty-five hours per week. Requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time. Requires visual acuity to recognize numbers and words, and detect speech patterns. Requires auditory ability to carry on conversations in person with students, faculty, and staff using proper diction and facial movement.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communications skills, read and interpret data, information and documents, analyze and solve problems, observe and interpret people and situations relative to tasks, work with interruptions, and interact with all levels of District staff, students, and other encountered in the course of work.

Work is performed in predominately indoor environments where some safety considerations may exist from repetitive hand arm movements.

The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

Disability Accommodations
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Long Beach City College Office of Human Resources by the Closing Date. Incomplete application will not be considered and disqualified from further consideration.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Long Beach City College application. Do not submit a resume with the application. Resumes will be removed from applications. A complete file consists of all of the following:
  1. Completed electronically signed Long Beach City College application electronic form.
  2. Copies of college transcripts showing college coursework and/or degrees. Unofficial copies are acceptable during the application process. Candidates not holding the education requirements for a position must attach a statement in lieu of transcripts requesting an evaluation of experience to meet the position requirements.
  3. Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID or NAD IV) or higher National certification in ASL.

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Applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Only applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process at their own expense.

The supplemental examination application is the first phase of the examination process. Please answer each question thoroughly. They will be read and scored by Subject Matter Experts. You must pass all phases of the examination process to be placed on the eligibility list.

Supplemental Questions (Pass/Fail) Screening: Tentatively Scheduled for 05/11/17
Performance Examination/Qualifications Appraisal Interview (100%): Tentatively Scheduled for 05/18/17
(Qualified candidates will be notified in writing of the time and location)

Leaves: Liberal sick leave, holidays, bereavement and emergency leaves are provided for all permanent Classified employees.

Benefits earned by a regular classified employee working at least 50% or more are as follows:

Insurance: The District provides medical, dental, vision care, and life insurance for the employee and their dependents.

Retirement: Classified employees are members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
01 Describe your understanding of the diversity within the Deaf community and what specific factors might influence service delivery.
02 Explain your understanding of accessibility guidelines in the postsecondary setting. Identify any state or federal guidelines impacting access for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students.
03 Describe the concept of team interpreting, and why it is/is not important in a postsecondary setting and what pros/cons may exist.
04 Instructors may use YouTube clips as a teaching tool with poor quality captioning. The assigned classroom interpreter informs you that this is taking place. Please describe how you would handle the situation and why. Indicate if your approach would differ if a student reported the issue and why/why not.

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