Hourly Interpreter

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Job Title: Hourly Interpreter
Job ID: 13476
Full/ Part Time: Full Time
Job Code: 7193
Department: Center for Faculty Excellence
To apply, please visit: https://wsx.fresnostate.edu/x/?k=hrjov1&v=13476Salary:

Salary Range: $16.42 - $155.49 per hour (Anticipated hiring rate: $16.20 - $50.00 per hour depending on education, certifications, and experience)

Organizational Description:

Fresno State is committed to access for all individuals. Our campus promotesquality interpreting services for the campus community. When accepting interpreting assignments with Fresno State, interpreters are act in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.


Sign language interpreters provide interpreting services for faculty and/or students who are Deaf and hard of hearing in university educational settings such as: classrooms, labs, course related project group activities, meetings with faculty, field trips, department related events and campus related activities, such as meetings of student clubs and organizations, university lectures and performances. Interpreters may also be asked to interpret at campus committee meetings and university events, such as commencement ceremonies and conferences.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, an interpreter provides interpreting services to facilitate communication of standard complexity, most often in a classroom or related instructional settings and activities. Assignments may involve technical or specialized subject matter and vocabulary. Individual assignments may vary, based on the specific skills of the interpreter and the needs of students or other consumers. More difficult tasks may involve interpreting technical or specialized subject matter and vocabulary, which require using specialized signs, accommodating consumer requests for varied language preferences, and interpreting fast spoken material.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the process of interpretation, ASL and/or an English sign system as required by the students / faculty for the assignment
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in communicating with Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers
  • Knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional conduct, vocabulary used in the courses to which the Interpreter is assigned, and a demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture
  • Ability to:

  • Hear spoken English and useASL, Signed English, and/or other sign system, in order to interpret effectively
  • Produce an English interpretation at a speed required by the assignment, e.g., classroom, conference, and/or one-on-one meeting work with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an interpreter training program and/or relevant documented interpreting experience
  • Broad acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at a postsecondary educational institution
  • Specialized Skills:

  • Must possess or have previously possessed certification in either interpreting or transliteration as issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), and/or certification at level 3 by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or comparable certification as recognized by RID
  • Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with higher education institutions
  • Ability to:

  • Understand how to prioritize and make decisions accordingly
  • Maintain effective working relationships with community partners, staff, students, faculty and participants of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/10/2018
    Application Due: 4/25/2018
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