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Sign Language Interpreter II, Short-term Temporary Hourly Assignment, as needed

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Classified Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • Copy of required certifications posted in "Other Document" section
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter II, Short-term Temporary Hourly Assignment, as needed
Position Number: 01517
Posting Date 12/22/2015
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly
Rate:
Work Week flexible, as needed
Minimum Salary:
Maximum Salary:
Benefits:

This position is not eligible for benefits.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College
Location CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest
Basic Function

This is for an applicant pool that will be used to staff short-term temporary hourly positions during the Spring Semester 2015 academic year.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide sign language interpreting services to students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have other communication disorders; may tutor students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Services may involve highly technical or specialized subject matter that require higher levels of skill and more advanced and fluent interpreting techniques.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from and Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or equivalent or Associate of Art’s Degree in American Sign Language, Interpreting, or a related field and three (3) academic years of paid experience interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing utilizing both receptive and expressive interpreting.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Incumbents must possess and maintain skills certification issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the deaf (RID): Certification of Transliteration (CT) or Certificate of Interpretation (CI); and/or certification at Level 3 by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI) certificate at Level 3 or higher, or National Interpreter Certification (NIC) certification. NAD certification at Level 4 is preferred.

Successful completion of an interpreting skills evaluation is required.

Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • American Sign Language and interpreting techniques
  • Appropriate roles and individual responsibilities relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
  • Deaf cultural values and general issues in the field of deafness
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Resources available to Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators in order to improve knowledge and skills
  • Effective oral communication
  • Modern office practices and procedures
ABILITY TO:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Interpret messages spoken by hearing people into American Sign Language
  • Interpret messages signed by deaf and hard of hearing people into English
  • Interpret by translating higher-level technical academic material requiring specialized Sign Language vocabulary for high level technical academic materials utilizing highly proficient English and/or American Sign Language (ASL), used in classes as science, history, and psychology, on District’s skills performance evaluation examination
  • Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct
  • Assess individual situations to determine the needs of each deaf or hard of hearing student, such as language preferences or preferences in having comments voiced for him/her or voicing for himself/herself
  • Attend and participate in various workshops in order to improve interpreting/transliterating skill
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students with disabilities
  • Learn a variety of routine reception and clerical procedures
  • Learn to use the variety of assistive devices/equipment used to assist students with disabilities
  • Work successfully in an interpreting team in the classroom or other campus setting
Salary Grade 47.5
Special Instructions to Applicants Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Classified Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • Copy of required certifications posted in “Other Document” section
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
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