Staff Interpreter - Two Positions

Torrance, Los Angeles County
Mar 11, 2014
El Camino College Staff Interpreter - Two Positions (One 12-Month, One 10-Month) Req: C1314-027 Posting Close Date: 03/25/2014 BASIC FUNCTION Under the direction of the Director of Special Resource Center and the direct guidance from the lead interpreter, provide accurate language interpreting and transliterating/interpreting support services for deaf/hard of hearing students and staff. Involved in interpreting preparation activities such as preparation study, readings and in-service.  REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: • Translate/interpret for classroom lectures and activities. • Provide in-service training for hourly interpreters. • Assist with communication needs with deaf students, staff, faculty and public. • Act as a mentor for novice interpreters from El Camino College Sign Language/Interpreter Training Program and other interpreters when deemed appropriate. • Serves as substitute interpreter in the absence of other regularly scheduled interpreters. • Thorough knowledge of and adherence with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct. • Interpret at special events such as field trips, ceremonies, student-teacher conferences, staff meetings and other school/campus related activities. • Attend designated staff meetings and in-service training. • Perform minimal clerical duties specific to the interpreting office. • Perform other related duties as assigned.   JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  KNOWLEDGE OF: • American Sign Language and other sign systems. • Vocabulary, terminology, and information in a variety of subjects appropriate for a college setting. • Special communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing students. • Deaf Culture, interpreting practices and The National Registry of Interpreters Code of Professional Conduct. • Platform interpreting techniques. • Special vocabulary and techniques used in interpreting professional subject matter. • Computer equipment, software and other technology specific to deaf and hard of hearing and office environment.   ABILITY TO: • Interpret and transliterate accurately and to adapt these skills to communicate unique terminology and language. • Adapt interpreting and transliterating skills to an academic setting. • Perform cooperatively and collegially as a team member while servicing multicultural populations. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with others from a variety of backgrounds (students, staff, faculty and administration). • Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow written and verbal procedures and instructions. • Be responsive to the student’s needs and instructional goals. • Sustain service for an extended number of hours. • Interpret difficult and complex words, thoughts, and feelings. • Learn unique subject matter, theories, and terminology. • Be accurate, thorough, and comprehensive in providing services. • Serve a group as well as an individual. • Deliver platform interpreting or deliver oral speeches. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Completion of an A.S. or A.A. degree. • Equivalent of 1200 hours of paid interpreting experience.   LICENSE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or California Association of Deaf (CAD) level IV certification or the equivalent.   WORKING CONDITIONS: Environment: • Student Services Office environment • Lecture and Laboratory Classroom environment • Frequent interaction with students, faculty, and staff Physical Ability: • Long periods of standing or sitting • Visual acuity to facilitate the interpretation process • Dexterity of hands and fingers for clarity in sign usage • Hearing acuity in normal speech ranges   SALARY RANGE: $4,272 to $5,218 per month. Employees contribute 6% - 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Two positions: designated as one regular, full-time, twelve-month, position., and one regular, full-time ten-month position. Working hours will vary and may include evenings, Monday through Friday.   Employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire. TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date: 1) Online application: 2) Resume 3) Proof of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or California Association of Deaf (CAD) level IV (or above) certification Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.  If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.