Job Details

Allan Hancock College
  • Position Number: 1587906
  • Location: Santa Maria, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

TypeWell Transcriber

Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.

AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!

To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at and click on the Welcome to AHC video.

We are searching for an experienced TypeWell Transcriber at our Santa Maria Campus facility.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

TypeWell Transcriber

Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a part-time, temporary, classified position reporting to the Director of Learning Assistance. Work schedule is on call (determined by student need), intermittent, with annual extension possible.



The Learning Assistance Program is recruiting individuals also to become Typewell transcribers to provide communication access and notes to deaf and hard of hearing students. The 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 the student readers. The transcriber will also voice any comments and questions posed by deaf students, as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Types material from spoken lectures and discussions into a notebook computer using sophisticated abbreviation software; locates documents in files when revisions are requested and inserts, deletes, corrects, and emails documents as necessary; rapidly sets up and breaks down equipment in classroom settings and regularly relocates equipment to different locations; operates peripheral equipment such as printers, desktop computers, copiers; maintains equipment and evaluates hardware/software to determine suitability; performs application programming operations (enters specialized vocabulary into software as needed) to assist in the rapid and accurate translation of spoken information into electronic and print materials; identifies and takes corrective action to resolve routine operational problems.

Minimum Requirements:

Four years of experience using word processing software; type 65 wpm net. Ability to listen to and rapidly understand spoken English. Ability to restate rapidly in correctly formed English sentence, the full meaning of what is heard in classes and meetings. Familiarity with the Internet and able to trouble shoot web connections on laptop computers.

Required Specialized Skills/Abilities:

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 (copier, printer); comfortable working in an academic setting with diverse populations. Must be able to work hours that correspond to students' schedules, including evenings.

Preferred Skills:

Two years of coursework at the post-secondary level.

Completion of transcriber course offered by Typewell

American Sign Language


Typing certificate

Required Qualifications:

Special Qualification:

A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.


A committee will review applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure a candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense.


To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following materials through our website:

Transcripts (Copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.

Any required certifications

A current and complete resume of education and professional experience


Hourly Wage

30.00 - 30.00

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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