Sign Language Interpreter

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POSITION:
Sign Language Interpreter							 (Classified as Hourly Interpreter I or II)
	
JOB #18/12
							
Hourly intermittent, temporary position available on or after September 10, 2018 and ending on or before June 30, 2019 for the Disability Resource Services. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under general supervision of the Director, incumbent provides interpreting services to facilitate communication between hearing and hearing impaired persons using manual sign systems such as American Sign Language to translate spoken language into a form which can be understood by hearing-impaired persons, or to reverse translate from the language system used by hearing impaired persons into oral spoken language which can be understood by hearing persons. Duties include but are not limited to:
• Sign, interpret and/or transliterate for hearing-impaired students, with faculty and staff in the classroom and various settings.
• Provide interpreting services in tutoring sessions, meetings and appointments.
• Understand and use proper English, including vocabulary and grammar.
• Hear oral communications.
• Interpret spoken English (spoken to visible) at a rate appropriate to the assignment.
• Interpret visible to spoken to communication at a rate appropriate to assignment.
• Transliterate by providing vocal expression of a hearing impaired speaker persons.
• Report and maintain an accurate record of hours of service provided.
• Maintain confidentiality standards as appropriate to the post-secondary educational setting.
• Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Interpreter I: Any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment is required. Typically, sufficient interpreting training or experience requires graduation from an interpreter training program and/or relevant documented interpreting experience. In addition, a wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at a post-secondary educational institution may be essential to fully comprehend and accurately interpret the concepts, language, and vocabulary used in the assigned instructional, academic, and/or administrative situations.
• Interpreter II: Generally, wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a four-year college or university may be essential to provide interpreting services at a level required for the position assignment. In addition two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in a variety of settings are needed to perform at the level required for position assignments.

Certification:
• Salary Range A: Must possess and maintain skills certification in either interpreting or transliteration as issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or possess and maintain National Interpreter Certification (NIC) issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification.
• Salary Range B: Must possess and maintain skills certification in both interpreting and transliteration from RID or possess and maintain NIC Advanced (National Interpreter Certification) certification issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Advances (NAD) Level 3 with Level 4 preferred for IIA; or new NIC NAD-RID certificate; RID certificates in both interpreting and transliterating and/or NAD 4 with NAD 5 preferred, or new NIC Advanced or NIC Master NAD-RID certificate for IIB.
• Possession of most current NIC Certification is preferred for both Interpreter I and Interpreter II.
• Extensive experience in educational interpreting in university level curriculum preferred.
• Completion of upper division coursework and/or BA/BS degree preferred
• Experience with PeopleSoft for time tracking/reporting preferred.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Interpreter I level knowledge and abilities:
• Knowledge of the process on interpretation.
• Knowledge of ASL and/or English sign system as required by the student(s) or 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.
• Knowledge of the vocabulary used in the courses to which the Interpreter is assigned.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture.
• Ability to hear spoken English and use ASL, Signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language.
• Ability to interpret and transliterate between the ASL and sign systems and spoken English at a speed required by the assignment, which may involve a variety of settings such as a classroom, conference, and/or one-on-one meeting..
• Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
• Comprehensive understanding of Deaf Culture, working knowledge of platform interpreting techniques.
• Working knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in a variety of subjects
In addition to the knowledge and abilities for the Interpreter I level, the Interpreter II level requires:
• Thorough knowledge of the interpreting process; demonstrated understanding of the special communication needs of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing consumers.
• Comprehensive understanding of Deaf Culture, working knowledge of platform interpreting techniques.
• Working knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in a variety of subjects.
• Knowledge of specialized vocabulary and techniques used in interpreting professional and technical subject matter.
• Ability to interpret effectively at a level that requires using unique terminology and language.
• Ability to effectively shift between ASL or a manual sign system to spoken English and vice versa in highly interactive situations, such as discussions, workshops, seminars and platform settings. Ability to interpret difficult and complex terms, concepts, ideas and emotions. Ability to learn unique subject matter, theories, and terminology.
• Ability to provide accurate, thorough, and comprehensive services; and be responsive to students' communication needs and preferences.
• Skilled in terminology, language, instruction, concept, theory, and emotion to convey all aspects of the lecture, teaching material, and experiences.

SALARY RANGE: $16.42 - $160.15 per hour. (Anticipated salary will be $38 – $55 per hour, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICATION SCREENING WILL BEGIN AUGUST 29, 2018.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees. To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed CSUS employment application (download electronic application at http://www.csustan.edu/hr/Employment_Opportunities/Staff/index.html), cover letter, and resumé to:
	
California State University, Stanislaus ∙ Human Resources Department
Mary Stuart Rogers Educational Services Gateway Building, Suite 320 (3rd Floor)
One University Circle ∙ Turlock, CA 95382
For questions, please contact: Mr. Marvin Williams (209) 667-3159

Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf.

THE INDIVIDUALS WHO APPEAR TO BE THE BEST QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE FOR AN INTERVIEW

PURSUANT TO THEJEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS ACT,THE ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT (ASR), IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ATHTTPS://WWW.CSUSTAN.EDU/ANNUAL-CAMPUS-SECURITY-REPORT. THE ASR CONTAINS THE CURRENT SECURITY AND SAFETY-RELATED POLICY STATEMENTS, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND EVACUATION INFORMATION, CRIME PREVENTION AND SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION INFORMATION, AND DRUG AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION PROGRAMMING. THE ASR ALSO CONTAINS STATISTICS OF CLERY ACT CRIMES FOR STANISLAUS STATE FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS. A PAPER COPY OF THE ASR IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CONTACTING THE OFFICE OF THE CLERY DIRECTOR LOCATED AT ONE UNIVERSITY CIRCLE, TURLOCK, CA 95382, OR BY CALLING 209-667-3572.

THE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PERSONS ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, ANCESTRY, AGE, DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION, GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, MARITAL STATUS, MEDICAL CONDITION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, COVERED VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED STATUS. ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.CSU STANISLAUS HIRES ONLY INDIVIDUALS LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. THE PERSON HOLDING THIS POSITION IS CONSIDERED A ‘LIMITED MANDATED REPORTER' UNDER THE CALIFORNIA CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING ACT AND IS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN CSU EXECUTIVE ORDER 1083, REVISED 7/21/17, AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYEMENT.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

To Apply, visit:
https://www.csustan.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-employment-opportunities





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