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Company: Purple Communications
Location: Seattle, WA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Telecommunications, Broadcasting


Purple Communications is one of the nation's largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications' vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

We are experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to add strong expertise to our world-class teams!

A brief summary of duties:

  • Assist in the acquisition and retention of customers for on-site community and video remote interpreting services
  • Assure effective daily operations by negotiating with and communicating with clients, inputting job requests accurately and efficiently, coordinating interpreter schedules and providing superior customer service
  • Ensure the highest quality customer experience possible for all internal and external customers
  • Schedule interpreters (staff as well as independent contractors) to ensure appropriate coverage for center workloads to include Video Relay (VRS), Video Remote (VRI), and on-site community interpreting assignments.
  • Maintain a database of current, qualified, trained interpreters available for VRS, VRI and Community Interpreting
  • Work with the center team in an office environment supporting all lines of operation
  • Keep Supervisor of Seattle Operations and Customer Relations promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual situations related to scheduling
  • Provide data entry and other organizational support to the Supervisor of Seattle Operations and Customer Relations
  • Provide interpreting services as needed for center operations to include Video Relay (VRS), Video Remote (VRI), and on-site community interpreting assignments.
  • Support other members and functions of the workforce management department
  • Perform other related duties and/or special projects as required

Essential Job Functions:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Seattle Operations and Customer Relations, the Call Center Scheduler is responsible for satisfying company objectives by providing superior analysis and scheduling to ensure efficient and effective operation. In a courteous and professional manner, the incumbent will create and maintain quality relationships with customers of the center's community interpreting services. Internally, the incumbent will schedule staff and independent contractors via personal contact, with an eye to minimizing travel costs, maximizing efficiencies without sacrificing established safe work practices. This position will also be responsible for processing paperwork and doing basic data entry for specified center reports and functions. On an as-needed basis, this position will act as an interpreter resource to support center business need in both the Video and on-site environments.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience in workforce scheduling
  • Expertise using databases
  • Proficient in the use of Windows and Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel
  • Basic Data Entry skills
  • Knowledge of RID/NAD and other interpreting issues
  • Ability to cope with and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be self-motivated and a quick learner
  • Strong team player
  • Sign language interpreter preferred

Physical Requirements:

Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:

  • Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
  • Keyboarding (40-60%)
  • Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)
  • Answering telephones (40-60%)

Work Environment:

Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. Employees are expected to follow their supervisor's instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

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