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Transcription/Captioning Specialist

Position Deleted on 10/17/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Ogden, UT
Admin - Disability Services
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The trained transcriber will use sophisticated software on notebook computers to listen to class lectures and discussions and rapidly record the information in complete English sentences, to be viewed simultaneously by student readers. The transcriber will also voice the comments and questions posed by deaf students, as needed. Transcribers effectively work in teams providing appropriate and timely feedback and support. Transcribing duties and responsibilities include: typing material from spoken lectures and discussions, rapidly setting up and breaking down computer equipment, emailing documents to students, operating peripheral equipment (printers, desktop computers, copiers, etc.), maintaining equipment and evaluating hardware/software to determine suitability, resolving routine operational problems.

Minimum Qualifications:
One year of coursework at the post-secondary level; minimum of one year experience using Typewell or equivalent transcription software; at least two complete semesters of in-class, post-mentoring; experience using software and providing services; successful completion of Typewell transcriber certification; experience and proficiency using word processing software; and type 60 wpm net.

Preferred Qualifications:
Associates degree or two years of coursework at the post-secondary level; active Typewell transcriber certification; experience managing Typewell software and hardware; and mentoring experience.

Seeking applicants with ability to listen to and rapidly understand spoken English; excellent listening skills and demonstrated ability to identify essential components of orally presented information; excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and academic vocabulary; ability to operate a PC/laptop computer and other peripheral equipment; comfortable working in an academic setting with diverse populations.

To apply, complete the online application at and attach a resume and transcripts.
Screening of applications is ongoing and will continue until position is filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

WSU is an AA/EO employer.
Weber State University opposes unlawful discrimination and supports affirmative action. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, we are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. WSU complies with all aspects of the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Any applicant requiring accommodations in the application process must contact the Human Resource Office: 801 626-6032; 1016 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-1016; Room 111 of the Miller Administration Building. Requests should be made three days prior to need. Human Resources can also arrange to provide job announcements and other application related materials in alternative formats as appropriate.
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