CART Captioner - Temporary

Vice Provost

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CART Captioner - Temporary

  • 496984
  • Professional Staff
  • Temporary
  • Opening at: Aug 19 2021 at 09:00 CDT
  • Vice Provost

Job Summary:

The CART Captioner is responsible for providing Computer Access Realtime Transcription (CART) to students in the class.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Provides Realtime Captioning services through use of stenographic computer equipment, for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals that will facilitate communication in classroom settings and for college related activities.
2. Transcribes all spoken material, as well as pertinent extraneous noises within the environment.
3. Follows the NCRA (National Court Reporter Association) Code of Professional Conduct.
4. Uses textbooks and other resources from faculty, build Realtime Captioning dictionary(s) in order to effectively write classroom lecture, discussion and other content.
5. Completes editing and uploading of class notes within twenty-four hours of the end of the assignment.
6. Discusses preferred/appropriate seating arrangements with the student
7. Uses the Captioning Coordinator as a resource to help with problem solving as necessary.
8. Reports schedule changes, appropriateness of skill level for a particular class, faculty cooperation, course content or style, and feedback about the student's use of Captioner to the Captioning Coordinator.
9. Adheres to the college and department policies and procedures.
10. Participates in Captioning skill building activities and other professional development to continually improve/enhance current knowledge and skills related to Realtime Captioning.
11. Maintains confidentiality of student records in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Ensure student and class information is secured on a daily basis.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Graduate of an accredited court reporting program and at least one (1) year of captioning or court reporting experience
• Three (3) years of captioning or court reporting experience

Preferred Education & Experience:

• None.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of guidelines and laws pertaining to accessibility issues regarding Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
• Knowledge of NCRA (National Court Reporter Association) Code of Professional Conduct
• Knowledge of Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf Code of Ethics
• Knowledge of transcription
• Dictation and note-taking skills
• Court reporting skills
• Ability to provide clean notes
• Demonstrate good communication skills to support effective interaction with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the general public
• Organization skills to effectively plan work activities, schedules, priorities, and utilization of resources
• Ability to accept assignments at alternative sites as needed
• Ability to deal in a fair and courteous manner with variety of individuals
• Ability to provide feedback, support, and encouragement to students,
• Ability to record and maintain proper records
• Ability to meet deadlines for reports and other required paperwork
• Ability to safeguard sensitive or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosure
• The knowledge and/or technology used in this job changes periodically. As a result, occasional education and/or training may be necessary to maintain current in this area of work
• Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to assignments as needed

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
• Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
• Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little physical effort required.
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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