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Pool - Interpreter I, II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Time Varies, Education Support Professionals

Position Information

Temporary appointments may be cancelled or extended at any time. Successful candidates may be appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the assignment. For additional information regarding the Temporary Pool recruitments, please contact HR (310) 243-3771.

This is a Temporary and/or hourly intermittent appointment. No probationary period. No permanent status is granted.

Conditions of Employment         

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Application Deadline & Salary Information         

The salary range for an Interpreter I is: $3,381 - $9,148 monthly.

The salary range for an Interpreter II is: $4,738 - $10,294 monthly.

Position Summary          

Under general supervision, an Interpreter/Translator facilitates communication between hearing and hearing-impaired persons using a manual sign system such as American Sign Language to translate spoken language into a form which can be understood by hearing-impaired persons, or to reverse translate from the language system used by hearing-impaired persons into oral spoken language which can be understood by hearing persons.


Interpreter I


Any combination of experience and training in voice to sign or sign to voice interpreting or transliterating which demonstrates assurance of skills appropriate for the level of the assignment

Knowledge and Abilities:

Depending on assignment, positions will vary in kinds and extent of knowledge and abilities required but typically include: Knowledge of American Sign Language or other sign system required by the student or the assignment; knowledge of the methods and techniques used in communicating with hearing-impaired persons; Knowledge of the Code of Ethics prepared by the National Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf. Some assignments may require knowledge of professional and technical signs or knowledge of the vocabulary used in the courses to which assigned. Ability to hear spoken speech communication; Ability to use American Sign Language or other sign systems; Ability to interpret spoken English (spoken to visible) at a rate appropriate to the assignment; Ability to interpret visible to spoken communication at a rate appropriate to the assignment; Ability to transliterate by providing vocal expression of a hearing-impaired speaker to hearing persons; Ability to interpret or transliterate for a group of speaking and non-speaking persons.

Interpreter II

Education and Experience:

Generally, wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a four- year college or university may be essential to provide interpreting services at a level required for the position assignments. In addition, two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in a variety of settings usually are needed to perform at the level required for position assignments.

Knowledge and Abilities:

In addition to the knowledge required of the Interpreter I, both skill/pay levels of the Interpreter II require thorough knowledge of the interpreting process; demonstrated understanding of the special communication needs of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing consumers; comprehensive understanding of Deaf Culture, working knowledge of platform interpreting techniques; working knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in a variety of subjects; and specific knowledge of specialized vocabulary and techniques used in interpreting professional and technical subject matter.

In addition to the abilities required for the Interpreter I, both skill levels of the Interpreter II must be able to interpret effectively at a level that requires using unique terminology and language; effectively shift between ASL or a manual sign system to spoken English and vice versa in highly interactive situations, such as discussions, workshops, seminars and platform settings; interpret difficult and complex terms, concepts, ideas and emotions; learn unique subject matter, theories, and terminology; provide accurate, thorough, and comprehensive services; and be responsive to students communication needs and preferences.

Certification Requirements:

The following certifications are required for each of the two skill levels within this classification:

Interpreter I:

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.

Interpreter II:

Incumbents must possess and maintain skills certification in both interpreting and transliteration from RID or possess and maintain NIC Advanced (National Interpreter Certification) certification issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

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