Job Details

Shasta College
  • Position Number: 2863877
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services
Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities
Overview:

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform specialized duties in facilitating communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing persons by using American sign language and English; and to interpret for student/s in a variety of instructional and non-instructional campus settings.

Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. These job classes exercise independent judgment and responsibility for the accurate interpretation of both formal and informal campus activities.

Level I
This job is a pre-certified position. This job class performs the full range of duties at a general level of proficiency in the use of American Sign Language. This job class requires the skills of proficient fluency in American sign language in lieu of certification.

Level II
This job class performs the full range of duties at a high degree of proficiency in the use of American sign language. This job class requires educational certification recognized by the California State Board of Education as creditable. Certification level 4.0 required in either the EIPA or the ESSE certifications.

Level III
This job class performs the full range of duties at an advanced level of expertise as required by the RID standard level of certification. This job class may serve as a lead interpreter in teamed settings and provide professional development to other interpreters/transliterators.

SUPERVISOR: Director of PACE and C2C or designee

CLASSIFICATION: Range 34 (Level I), 43 (Level II), or 48 (Level III) on the current Classified Salary Schedule, Up to 28 hours per week, Monday through Friday, Up to 12 months per year. Hourly Rate of Pay: $21.42 (Level I) $26.75 (Level II) or $30.26 (Level III)

BENEFITS: 24 hours of sick leave per year. No medical, dental or vision insurance provided.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
Essential Functions:

  • Duties require the use of American sign language and English to clearly and accurately facilitate communication between deaf or hard of hearing persons and hearing persons.
  • Interprets classroom instruction, discussion, and interaction i.e. lectures, labs, tutoring sessions, group discussions, films, tapes, and general classroom activities.
  • Interprets from the source language used by deaf or hard of hearing persons into spoken English which can be understood by the hearing persons.
  • Interprets in settings such as classes, labs, campus service centers, and other instructional and non-instructional settings.
  • Researches specific terminology germane to various disciplines as appropriate to assignment; develops appropriate signs to communicate classroom material.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required in agreement with the Code of Professional Conduct as given by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Knowledge of:
  • American Sign Language, (Manually Coded English (MCE): no longer applicable), and other sign systems as required by assignment;
  • Methods and techniques used in communicating with deaf/hard of hearing persons;
  • Code of Professional Conduct as stated by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf;
  • Professional and technical signs or knowledge of the vocabulary used in specified courses;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture;
  • Proper English usage and grammar
Ability to:
  • Hear spoken speech communication;
  • Use American Sign Language and other sign systems as appropriate to assignment;
  • Accurately interpret spoken English at a rate required for successful job performance;
  • Interpret by providing an accurate message equivalent from the source language to the target language;
  • Interpret for campus events such as conferences, workshops, or special events for a group of speaking and non-speaking persons;
  • Establish and maintain effective professional work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.


Experience/Education
Education and Experience Required:

Level I

  • Two years of ASL classes at the college level
  • A minimum of 100 hours of observation and 100 hours of interpreting, preferably in an educational setting
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development including pursuit of certification in EIPA, ESSE, NIC, Ed: K-12
Level II
  • (A) Completed A.A. degree and/or certificate from an accredited interpreter training program
    OR
  • (B) Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in Deaf Studies with a concentration in ASL/English Interpreting or a closely related field
    OR
  • (C) National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or a passing score of 4.0 or higher on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)
  • A minimum of 2+ years interpreting experience, preferably in a post-secondary setting as confirmed by reference
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development including pursuit of certification in EIPA, ESSE, NIC, Ed: K-12
Level III
  • (A) Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in Deaf Studies with a concentration in ASL/English Interpreting or a closely related field
    OR
  • (B) National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). Special Note: Certification of Interpretation (CI) or Certificate of Transliteration (CT) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) will be accepted as qualifying
  • A minimum of 3+ years experience in a post-secondary setting and/or completed degree from an accredited interpreter training program
  • Minimum of one (1) certification as recognized by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Certifications recognized in the following categories or equivalency: National Interpreter Certification (NIC); Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration (CI/CT)


Additional Information

Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts, if applicable (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.







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