Realtime Captioner - Pool

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Time Varies, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Hourly Realtime Captioner

Classification Title: Hourly Interpreter/Realtime Captioner

Posting Details

This is a Pool recruitment. This recruitment will remain open and be filled on a continuous basis.

Note to Applicants: This position will work on-site at the Sacramento State campus.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Interpret for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind students in: classrooms, lectures, labs, assigned course activities, placements, internships; in meetings with other academic departments, advisors, professors, university platform situations, telephone interpreting for academically related needs; provide limited mobility assistance for Deaf-Blind students, if needed.

FLSA: Hourly Intermittent/Non-Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Range: $60.00 per hour - $69.65 per hour commensurate with education, certification, and experience.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $18.45 per hour - $185.33 per hour

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Temporary 

Time Base: Hourly-Intermittent 

Work Hours: Hours will vary according to the needs of the department. This position will work on-site at the Sacramento State campus.

Department Information 

The Disability Access Center (DAC) offers a wide range of accommodation services that ensure students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to pursue their educational goals. 

Working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, DAC provides campus-wide consultation and serves as a primary information resource on disability-related issues to the campus community. 

For more information, visit:

Minimum Qualifications 

Incumbents must possess a thorough knowledge of court reporting methods and theories, realtime software and technology, realtime captioning computer systems and equipment, and the industry-recognized code of ethics; comprehensive knowledge of the English language, including grammatical structures, syntax, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; working knowledge of the language and vocabulary used in the assigned translating situations; and general knowledge of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Culture.
Incumbents must be able to caption at a minimum rate of 180 or more words per minute with a high level of accuracy; proficiently use, maintain, and troubleshoot court reporting steno equipment, real-time software, and computer systems and equipment; develop, maintain, and proficiently use a thorough dictionary that enables accurate and fluid translation; effectively listen for continuity, sense, and detail while translating; proficiently write in real-time in a conflict-free manner using punctuation and sustaining accuracy in fast-paced stressful situations; use advanced editing skills; work effectively with consumers; and maintain confidentiality.
Education and Experience:
Formal training in court reporting and steno methods to meet position requirements is required, with graduation from a court reporting school preferred. In addition, typically six to twelve months of experience providing realtime captioning services, preferably in a higher education setting, is necessary to perform at the level required for the translating assignments in the university setting. Additional post-secondary education in a four-year college or university setting may be necessary to fully comprehend and provide accurate translations of the language and vocabulary used in various academic, instructional, and/or administrative situations.
Certification Requirements and Salary Range Placement:
Salary range placement is based on the certification of the Realtime Captioner.
Salary Range A:
Incumbents must meet the typical qualifications outlined above.
Salary Range B:
In addition to meeting the requirements outlined above, incumbents typically have two or more years of captioning experience and must possess one of the following certifications:
1. State of California Certified Shorthand Reporter certificate; or,
2. Court Reporting Certificate of Completion; or,
3. Certified CART Provider through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) (preferred); or,
4. Possess a comparable industry certification.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Must have any combination of formal training and relevant documented real-time captioning experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment.
  2. Must be able to hear spoken English and use real-time captioning to effectively generate language and caption at a speed required by the assignment which may involve a variety of settings such as a classroom, conference, and/or one-on-one meeting, and work with consumers from diverse backgrounds.
  1. Ability to balance multiple auditory demands;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the communication needs of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing individuals;
  3. Possess a general knowledge and understanding of Deaf Culture;
  4. Possess extensive knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in academic settings and on a variety of subjects;
  5. Professional decorum and ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to industry-recognized code of ethics;
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity to individuals from diverse groups, such as LGBTQ, underrepresented minorities, different religious backgrounds and abilities;
  7. Possess the vocabulary used in the courses and meetings/activities to which the captioner is assigned;
  8. Ability to adapt to multiple modalities of service provision including but not limited to in-person, remote, teleconference, etc.
  9. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Condition of Employment:

  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Over five years of experience in a post-secondary setting, and certification from the National Court Reporting Association, NCRA.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

For consideration of higher salary placement, within the advertised anticipated hiring range:

  • State of California Certified Shorthand Reporter certificate; or,
  • Court Reporting Certificate of Completion; or,
  • Certified CART Provider through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) (preferred); or,
  • Possess a comparable industry certification.

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Proof of Licensure/Certification (if applicable)

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 

The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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