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(Full-time) Interpreter - Transliterator I/II/III

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(Full-time) Interpreter - Transliterator I/II/III

Overview:

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform specialized duties in facilitating communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing persons by using American sign language and English; and to interpret for student/s in a variety of instructional and non-instructional campus settings.

Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. These job classes exercise independent judgment and responsibility for the accurate interpretation of both formal and informal campus activities.

CLASSIFICATION: Interpreter/Transliterator I, Range 34, Interpreter/Transliterator II, Range 43, Interpreter/Transliterator III, Range 48 on the Classified Salary Schedule. Work assignment hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week, 10 months per year. Off contract 44 days (2 months) throughout the fiscal year as determined by supervisor after hire. Up to an additional 44 days (2 months) of extra time per year may be available as needed based upon student and department needs.

STARTING SALARY:
Interpreter/Transliterator I, Range 34, - $34,140 annually
Interpreter/Transliterator II, Range 43, - $42,630 annually
Interpreter/Transliterator III, Range 48 - $48,240 annually

SUPERVISOR: Associate Dean of Student Services or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts

    In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

    For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    TYPICAL DUTIES, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:

    TYPICAL DUTIES
    Essential Functions:
  • Duties require the use of American sign language and English to clearly and accurately facilitate communication between deaf or hard of hearing persons and hearing persons.
  • Interprets classroom instruction, discussion, and interaction i.e. lectures, labs, tutoring sessions, group discussions, films, tapes, and general classroom activities.
  • Interprets from the source language used by deaf or hard of hearing persons into spoken English which can be understood by the hearing persons.
  • Interprets in settings such as classes, labs, campus service centers, and other instructional and non-instructional settings.
  • Researches specific terminology germane to various disciplines as appropriate to assignment; develops appropriate signs to communicate classroom material.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required in agreement with the Code of Professional Conduct as given by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
    Knowledge of:
  • American Sign Language, Manually Coded English (MCE) and other sign systems as required by assignment;
  • Methods and techniques used in communicating with deaf/hard of hearing persons;
    Code of Professional Conduct as stated by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf;
  • Professional and technical signs or knowledge of the vocabulary used in specified courses;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture;
  • Proper English usage and grammar.

    Ability to:
  • Hear spoken speech communication;
  • Use American Sign Language and other sign systems as appropriate to assignment;
  • Accurately interpret spoken English at a rate required for successful job performance;
  • Interpret by providing an accurate message equivalent from the source language to the target language;
  • Interpret for campus events such as conferences, workshops, or special events for a group of speaking and non-speaking persons;
  • Establish and maintain effective professional work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR INTERPRETER/TRANSLITERATOR I

    Education Required:
    Two years of ASL classes at the college level.

    Experience Required:
    A minimum of 100 hours of observation and 100 hours of interpreting, preferably in an educational setting.

    Other Required or Preferred Qualifications:
    Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development including pursuit of certification in EIPA, ESSE, NIC, Ed: K-12

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR INTERPRETER/TRANSLITERATOR II

    Education Required:
    (A) Completed A.A. degree and/or certificate from an accredited interpreter training program.
    OR
    (B) Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in Deaf Studies with a concentration in ASL/English Interpreting or a closely related field.
    OR
    (C) National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or a passing score of 4.0 or higher on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).

    Experience Required:
    A minimum of 2+ years interpreting experience, preferably in a post-secondary setting as confirmed by reference.

    Other Required or Preferred Qualifications:
    Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development including pursuit of certification in EIPA, ESSE, NIC, Ed: K-12.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR INTERPRETER/TRANSLITERATOR III

    Education Required:
    (A) Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in Deaf Studies with a concentration in ASL/English Interpreting or a closely related field.
    OR
    (B) National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). Special Note: Certification of Interpretation (CI) or Certificate of Transliteration (CT) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) will be accepted as qualifying.

    Experience Required:
    A minimum of 3+ years experience in a post-secondary setting and/or completed degree from an accredited interpreter training program.

    Other Required or Preferred Qualifications:
    Minimum of one (1) certification as recognized by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Certifications recognized in the following categories or equivalency: National Interpreter Certification (NIC); Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration (CI/CT).

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

    Attention Internal Applicants:
  • Internal candidates must also apply online and submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Permanent Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

    After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or phone interviews.
  • The District does not provide expense/travel reimbursement for expense/travel costs incurred during the interview process.

    New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 2 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is before April 1, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.

    Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking

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    Posted: 11/6/2018
    Application Due: 11/6/2030
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