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Interpreter II

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Interpreter II
Classification Title Interpreter II A or B
Job Summary

Interpret for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind students in: classroom, lectures, labs, assigned course activities, placements, internships; meetings with other academic departments, advisors, professors, university platform situations, telephone interpreting for academically related needs; limited mobility assistance for Deaf-Blind students, if needed.

FLSA Non-Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$16.42 – $150.96 Hourly

Hiring Range $16.42 – $150.96 Hourly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? Yes
Regular or Temporary Temp
Full Time or Part Time Hourly Intermittent
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Evening and Weekend hours may apply depending on student needs
Department Information

Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) offers a wide range of support services and accommodations for students in order to ensure students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to pursue their educational goals. Working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and administrators, SSWD provides consultation and serves as the information resource on disability related issues to the campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of RID and/or NAD and/or equivalent skills certificates as specified in the classification: Provides interpreting services to facilitate communication for Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind students using American Sign Language, Signed English, transliteration, and/or another manual system, or oral and tactile interpreting, interpreting voice to sign and sign to voice. Adapts terminology, language, instruction, concept, theory and emotion to convey all aspects of the lecture, teaching material, and experiences.

Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationship with students, professors/staff, colleagues, and Lead Interpreter and follow the Code of Professional Conduct.

Required Qualifications

Possession of RID and/or NAD and/or equivalent skills certificates as specified in the classification: RID certificate in either interpretation or transliteration and/or NAD Level 3 (level 4 preferred) for IIA; RID certificates in both interpretation and or transliteration and/or NAD Level 4 (level 5 preferred) for IIB. Knowledge of various manual communication modes: ASL, Signed English, and/or manual codes, and oral and tactile interpreting.

Possession of AA degree in Interpreting Preparation Program or equivalent; completion of upper division coursework and/or BA/BS degree preferred.

Extensive experience in educational interpreting in university level curriculum. Ability to interpret in a variety of activities such as classroom, lecture, lab, field trips, internships; mobility assistance for Deaf-Blind students, meetings with academic departments, professors, advisors, and student group work. Ability to perform in highly interactive situations such as discussion, workshops, seminars, and platform settings, and handle unique subject matter, theories and terminology and team with interpreters and/or real-time captioners.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Deaf culture and rapport with the Deaf community. Knowledge of RID Code of Professional Conduct.

Ability and knowledge to mentor other interpreters.

Word processing and spreadsheet skills for lexicons and schedule/time sheet records preferred.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications

RID or NAD certificate

Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Hiring Preference This position is open for application by current Sacramento State staff employees only per Article 9.3 of the current California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) contract.
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0093P
Number of Vacancies 2
Open Date 10/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 10/19/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * Incumbents 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 NIC (National Interpreter Certification) certification issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification. Please list your current certification in the space provided below.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents