OPS Captioning Assistant

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 16, 2022
Technology Casual

Job Description:

Classification Title:

UF Information Technology is seeking an individual to serve as an OPS transcriptionist and/or captioning assistant, to assist with transcribing and creating closed captioning for course lectures, as well as arranging for captioning services. This position will assist in delivering online lecture content for students with closed captioning accommodations, in addition to departmental closed captioning.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Required typing skills: 60 correct words per minute, with a high accuracy rate
  • Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and closed captioning standards

About UF Information Technology

The UF Information Technology division is comprised of seven departments reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer. The departments reporting directly to the VP & CIO are Academic Technology, Research Computing, Infrastructure & Communication Technology, Enterprise Systems, Information Security Office, Customer Experience & Resource Planning, and the UFIT Business Center. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit http://www.it.ufl.edu/vp-cio-office/strategic-plan/.

Learn more about UFIT at https://it.ufl.edu/ and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community. Plus, UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience. Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with different backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution. We welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s vision and mission.

Expected Salary:

$11.00 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

This position is open to all students who are eligible to work on campus and will be employed through student Other Personnel Services (OPS) and must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Registered students are employed on a part-time basis, up to 20 hours per week.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, experience, and skills:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent command of English grammar and punctuation
  • Attentive listening and comprehension skills
  • Strong proficiency with internet research and reference resources
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage projects and work independently and as a team
  • Work well under deadlines/pressure
  • Prior experience with transcription equipment (foot pedal and software) is a plus, but not necessary (training is provided)
  • Good attitude and work ethic. Willingness to learn and adapt to new software quickly
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to submit with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date ate.

Health Assessment Required:No