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Tehama County Department of Education

Salary: $14.00 – $27.40 per hour (DOE)
Part-Time: 6 hours per day, Monday –  Friday, 8:00 – 2:30pm

Under general supervision, the position performs a variety of Braille translation and transcription functions and activities and provides classroom based reinforcement of disability specific skills required for students with visual impairments. There are specific certifications required to obtain the different levels in this classification that are detailed below.

Any one position may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions within this classification.

  • Transcribe printed materials and oral instructions in properly formatted braille.
  • Determine appropriate format and prepare a variety of instructional support materials.
  • Prepare accessible copies of tests, study materials, textbooks, charts, and others for visually impaired students.
  • Create instructional materials, lessons, and worksheets in large type print for partially sighted students.
  • Establish systems for receiving and returning transcribed materials with individual teachers.
  • Locate, order, and receive Braille and other instructional materials for visually impaired students.
  • Communicate with vendors, press representatives, and others to arrange for purchase, delivery, and loan of learning materials as assigned.
  • Receive and distribute a variety of books and instructional materials in the program for the visually impaired from local or national sources.
  • Provide reinforcement of disability specific skills required by students with visual impairments in a classroom setting. This could include areas such as braille, concept development or social skills.
  • Provide real time transcription/description of graphic materials such as formatted math problems presented during the instructional portion of a math lesson.
  • Relay questions and concerns from the classroom teacher relating to the adaption or modification of curriculum materials for students with visual impairments, to the supervising teacher.
  • Perform a variety of routine clerical and supportive tasks for instructional personnel, such as typing correspondence and letters, filing, opening and sorting mail, answering telephones and taking messages.
  • Catalog and maintain library of visually impaired and Braille transcriptions, books, and others; checks materials in and out of library as needed.
  • Operate a variety of office and Braille equipment including a copier, book binder, paper cutter, Braille embosser, computer and assigned software; Communicate with parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and various outside agencies to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to Braille materials, library activities, visually impaired students, and others related to assigned activities.
  • Participates in other assigned activities such as communicating with donation organizations, ordering supplies, and arranging for/or performing minor equipment repairs.
  • Drive frequently for department business.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade.
  • One year of varied clerical office experience including demonstrated experience in Braille translation work.
  • Completion of Unified English Braille (UEB) online course.
  • Valid literary Braille Certificate issued by the Library of Congress.
  • Valid California driver’s license and evidence of insurance.


  • Instructional process and procedures pertaining to a program for the visually impaired.
  • Proper operation and use of Braille and large print transcription equipment and machines.
  • Braille codes, English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Basic record keeping techniques.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Operation of computer and assigned software.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.


  • Perform a variety of Braille translation and transcription functions and activities.
  • Utilize a Braille code form to transcribe Braille material using a Braille typewriter or specialized technology.
  • Operate specialized equipment to enlarge and copy instructional materials.
  • Prioritize multiple transcription jobs in order to complete them in a timely manner.
  • Perform routine clerical and supportive tasks for instructional personnel.
  • Locate, order, and receive Braille and other instructional materials for visually impaired students.
  • Operate a vehicle to transport materials as assigned.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Type or input data at an acceptable rate of speed.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain routine records.
  • Operate a computer and assigned software.

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Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None