Short-Term Worker - Sign Language Interpreter (Pool)

Chaffey College

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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Short-Term Worker - Sign Language Interpreter (Pool)

Chaffey College

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Short-Term Worker

Job Number: 19-20/00026

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Department: Disability Programs & Services

Closing: Continuous

Position Description
Under general supervision, performs one or more of the following major functions in a specialized program that specifically serves students with disabilities. Sign language Interpreters facilitate the communication and integration of deaf and hearing impaired, or otherwise disabled students, faculty, staff, and guests in the classroom, other instructional settings, and within the college community using American Sign Language, Signed English, or Transliteration.

This is a temporary vendor position (hourly/intermittent/on call) with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.

This is a vendor position with no permanent status granted. Payment will be through a contract with Accounts Payable. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.

Upon conditional job offer, applicant must provide the District proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and submit to and pass a background check as a prerequisite to being hired. Being able and ready to work onsite at a Chaffey facility or location is an essential function of this job. Being able and ready to work in-person with Chaffey students, Chaffey employees, or other members of the Chaffey community/Chaffey partners/Chaffey contractors is an essential function of this job.

Sign Language Interpreters are assigned some combination of the following duties:
  • Perform effective sign language interpreting and transliterating services for students, faculty and staff according to accepted American Sign Language/English interpreting procedures.
  • 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..
  • Serve as an interpreter at various campus events including department meetings, student orientations, professional development activities, counseling appointments, placement procedures, field trips, theatrical productions and other extracurricular activities.
  • Provide educational interpreting for students in a lecture environment and individualized instruction.
  • Serve as a liaison between the deaf and hearing impaired students, school faculty and staff; explain the needs and concerns of students.
  • Consult with faculty to identify potential problems that could inhibit the effective provision of interpreting services including instructional materials or closed-caption equipment.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

  • Sign Language Interpreter I: High school graduate or equivalent, graduated from interpreter training program and combination of two (2) years' experience. OR
  • Sign Language Interpreter II: High school graduate or equivalent, graduated from interpreter training program and combination of three (3) years' experience and shall provide proof of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) in process. OR
  • Sign Language Interpreter III: High school graduate or equivalent graduated from interpreter training program and combination of more than five (5+) years' experience, and shall possess Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification. AND
  • Sign language interpreters must have a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, have excellent listening skills, and a solid grasp of English grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • They must possess strong receptive and expressive communication skills as well as understand the message, convey the register, tone, intent, and content of the speaker.
  • They must be able to accurately convey information from one language to another.
  • Must be able to work effectively with students/faculty. They are required to know their respective industry Professional Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice and Confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of:
    • 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.
  • Ability to:
    • 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.
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Additional Information
Local travel may be required as it pertains to assignments. Hours may vary according to assignment.

Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet
the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:

Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are
indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your
application may be disqualified.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

To apply, please visit


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Chaffey College serves over 18,000 students offering academic and career technical education programs to the local residents at the three campuses and online. The college's superior general education courses provide a basis for students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities or to acquire job skills necessary for the changing marketplace. Chaffey College is also recognized for its outstanding career technical education (CTE) programs. A student whose objective is to gain technical skills, change careers, or improve their existing skills can choose from over 60 CTE programs including accounting, nursing, automotive technology, fashion design and merchandising, fire technology or hotel and food service management.

Like the Inland Empire the college has a diverse population with a broad range of ages, cultures, and viewpoints represented. Students, faculty, staff, and the community, enjoy cultural opportunities on campus at athletic events, live theatrical and musical performances, and art exhibitions at the college's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.

Chaffey College has a rich history as one of the earliest colleges founded in California. George and William's vision for a college to serve the Ontario area has grown into a thriving nationally recognized center for learning. 130 years later the college and all that it stands for continuing to make a significant impact on the community, economy, and each individual who has stepped onto the college grounds.

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