Sign Language Interpreter

Job description

Our Opportunity

This recruitment will remain open to develop a qualified candidate pool. The hiring authority reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time; it is in the applicant's best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.


Under the direction of the Access & Disability Services Office Interpreters facilitate communication between the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing consumers. Interpreters use American Sign Language (ASL), signed English, transliterating and/or other manual sign systems to provide interpreting services in a wide variety of settings including classrooms and related activities; college events; and employee/applicant activities. Interpreters must be able to adjust to a range of consumer needs and preferences and work comfortably with a wide spectrum of linguistic, cognitive and technical skills. ASL interpreters must be able to convey accurately the register, tone, intent and content of all communication participants.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

And if that isn't enough? We also offer:

  • The Clipper Café grill specializing in seasonal comfort foods
  • The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
  • Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
  • Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
  • Starbucks coffee shop
  • Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
  • FREE parking on campus – permits are not required
  • On-campus child care
  • Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
  • Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
  • Gym and recreation facilities
  • SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
  • Lots of activities with our Arts and Entertainment series, which are usually free for staff and faculty
  • Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
What You'll Do


  • Interpret and translate classroom and related activities; college events; and employee/applicant activities
  • Facilitate communication between deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, faculty, staff and the public
  • Accurately convey the meaning and spirit of all parties involved
  • Match the language skills/needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing participants
  • Abide by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct, South Puget Sound Community College policies, and applicable state and federal laws
  • Observe and team with other interpreters
  • Respond to situations and concerns in a culturally competent manner
  • Prepare for assignments and request materials needed to provide quality service
  • Provide referrals to appropriate college and/or community resources
  • Complete Time and Leave Reporting documents in a timely manner
  • Maintain records related to work completed as applicable.
Qualifications You Possess


  • Associate's degree or higher in ASL from an accredited institution,
  • One (1) academic or calendar year of paid experience interpreting utilizing both receptive and expressive skills.

To Apply

Applications must include the following attachments:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
  2. Current Resume showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.

Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, [email protected], Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512; South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.

Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 12/21/2020
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