Sign Language Interpreter Expert
Under general supervision, the Professional Expert provides assistance and support in accordance with assignments and directions from the supervisor. Professional Experts:
- Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally required of or found in the classifications established by the District.
- Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to perform expert services.
- Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project or projects.
- Terms of employment will be described in the Professional Expert Agreement
Non-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are not part of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights to any position in the District. Professional Expert employment shall not result in the displacement of Classified personnel.
* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*
Provides interpreter services. Interpreters facilitate communication between Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind, and hearing consumers.
Qualifications and Physical Demands
Education and Experience:
Level I - Entry level of a series. Beginning proficiency in sign language (American Sign Language and/or Signed English). Able to interpret non-complex, non-technical subject matter independently on a limited basis as determined by the Director or recognized evaluator; assists in the advancement of skill level and proficiency of services provided to deaf and hard of hearing students. Possession of the following certifications or equivalent certification from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Interpreting Training Program (ITP) Certification, Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA).
Level II - Mid level of a series. Intermediate level classification of the Interpreter series. Intermediate proficiency in sign language (ASL and/or Signed English. The Interpreter II will interpret moderately complex, technical subject matter and is able to understand course content in major areas of study and works independently in select courses. Assist in the advancement of skill level or as deemed necessary by the Director. Assignments require a thorough understanding of educational principles, techniques and practices related to interpreter services. Possession of the following certifications or equivalent certification from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Interpreting Training Program (ITP) Certification, Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA).
Level III - Advanced level of a series. Fluency in both interpreting and transliterating in multiple classroom settings with varying degrees of difficulty or other campus venues. Proficient in voice interpreting skills and is able to provide advanced level of understanding of course content across college curriculum. Demonstrates conceptual understanding of the issues and problems specific to deafness in education. Assignments are more complex interpreter assignments. Possession of the following certifications or equivalent certification from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Interpreting, Training Program (ITP) Certification, Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), National Interpreter Certification.
Level IV - Expert skill level in providing interpreting and transliterating services to the deaf and hard of hearing student population in all possible interpreting situations on a college campus or campus events. Possesses the ability to assess and accommodate the deaf and hard of hearing students' communication needs and facilitates communication across the college curriculum and related venues. Advocates for student access and possesses a working knowledge of state and federal laws related to deaf students in the post-secondary environment. Possession of the following certifications or equivalent certification from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Interpreting, Training Program (ITP) Certification, Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), National Interpreter Certification.
Conditions of Employment
This is a professional expert position. The District reserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based upon available funds. The effective dates of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill temporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departments or Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to fill temporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applications will remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department/division be interested in scheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of Human Resources regarding the status of your application .
Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work and effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
- Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
- 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 Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
- The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
- A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
- Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (please provide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, put 'see resume' or 'N/A', or leave blank).
- A current Resume (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.
The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College , Golden West College , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.
Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.