(Sign Language) Interpreter I-V
South Orange County CCD
(Sign Language) Interpreter I-V
Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu
The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.
This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. This advertisement is to create a pool of applications to be used when there is an available opening as a (Sign Language) Interpreter I-V. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.
Positions in this classification interpret and transliterate using American Sign Language/signed English for deaf and hard of hearing students registered with Special Services (DSPS) in classes, academic activities and college events. To perform interpreting services and activities for deaf and hard of hearing students, faculty and staff; to serve as a liaison between the hearing impaired and hearing communities; and to perform a variety of duties relative to assigned area of responsibility. Nationally certified interpreters (RID/NAD IV or higher) are encouraged to apply and will be exempt from a testing process.
Representative Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and other important responsibilities/duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Perform effective sign language interpreting and transliterating services for students, faculty and staff according to accepted American Sign Language/English interpreting procedures.
2. Provide sign language and English interpreting and transliterating for deaf and hard of hearing students, faculty and staff in both educational and non-academic settings.
3. Serve as an interpreter at various campus events including department meetings, student orientations, professional development activities, counseling appointments, assessment testing, field trips, theatrical productions and other extracurricular activities.
4. Provide educational interpreting for students in a lecture environment and individualized instruction.
5. Serve as a liaison between the deaf and hearing impaired students, school faculty and staff; explain the needs and concerns of students.
6. Provide assistance to and substitute for the Interpreter Coordinator as requested; provide assistance with practicum students.
7. Consult with faculty to identify potential problems that could inhibit the effective provision of interpreting services including instructional materials or closed-caption equipment.
8. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Methods and techniques of signing and interpreting for the deaf and hearing impaired. Interpretation and application techniques of American Sign Language (ASL). Use and operation of various devices for deaf and hearing impaired. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Code of ethics for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Perform interpreting services for the deaf and hearing impaired. Communicate effectively to the deaf and hearing impaired using American Sign Language and/or contact signing. Interpret and explain school policies and procedures. Provide interpretation services in both academic and non-educational settings. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Education Minimum Qualifications
• Sign Language Interpreter I: Entry. Graduation from high school or equivalent and graduation from Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or equivalent.
• Sign Language Interpreter II: Intermediate. 2 years of experience. Graduation from high school or equivalent and graduation from Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or equivalent.
• Sign Language Interpreter III: skilled ? Interpreter. 3 years of experience. Graduation from high school or equivalent and graduation from Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or equivalent.
Experience Minimum Qualifications.
• Sign Language Interpreter I: One (1) year of paid experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing using oral and manual forms of communication.
• Sign Language Interpreter II: Two (2) years of paid experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing using oral and manual forms of communication.
• Sign Language Interpreter III: Three (3) a years of paid experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing using oral and manual forms of communication.
• Sign Language Interpreter IV & V – must possess RID/NAD certification in addition to experience requirements.
See above. Experience and/or education of the same kind, level, and amount as required in the minimum qualifications may be substituted on a year for year basis.
Sign Language Interpreter I: $ 13.00/hr.
Sign Language Interpreter I: $ 16.00/hr.
Sign Language Interpreter III: $25.00/hr.
Sign Language Interpreter IV,
Range 001 RID/NAD 3 $30.00/hr.
Range 002 RID/NAD 4 $35.00/hr.
Range 003 RID/NAD 4 +5 years experience $38.00/hr.
Range 004 RID/NAD 4 +10 years experience $42.00/hr.
Sign Language Interpreter V, RID NAD 5 $45.00/hr.
License or Certificate:
A valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required for some positions to drive a District or personal vehicle to attend meetings or pick up/deliver documents or other materials.
Please attach copies of all Sign Languarge Interpreter certifications that you possess for salary placement consideration.
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.
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