Sign Language Interpreter - Professional Expert

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 14, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Antelope Valley College


Sign Language Interpreter – Professional Expert

Short Term, Temporary Assignment

Salary: Range from $25.00 to $58.00/hr. Placement based on level of education and experience

Deadline:  Continuous 

Complete job description and application available online at:



Provide sign language interpreting services for Deaf and hard of hearing students, faculty/staff, and community members.



This class is distinguished from related classes in the following ways: Sign Language Interpreter provides professional expertise for a limited term on campus. 



The classification specification provides a summary of the typical job duties performed, along with the general nature of the level of work performed by employees in this classification. Duties may include, but are limited to the following: 

Following the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct, professionally and confidentially performs specialized work in providing a variety of interpreting services for Deaf and hard of hearing students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

Interpret or transliterate class lectures and other presentations from English to American Sign Language (Voice-to-Sign). 

Interpret class lectures and other presentations from American Sign Language to English (Sign-to-Voice). 

Interpret class-related events and activities such as field trips, student-teacher conferences, special meetings, tutoring sessions, and other co-curricular activities. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.



Education: Graduation from an Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or equivalent; OR

An associate’s degree in Deaf Studies, Interpreter Training, or a related field. OR

Experience: Five (5) or more continuous years interpreting in the Deaf community.



Successful completion of Antelope Valley College-administered interpreting skills evaluation is required.

Certification: Preferred Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf National Interpreter Certificate (NIC) or Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) overall score 4.0 or higher with passed written component. OR National Association for the Deaf (NAD) Level 4 or higher, American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI) Level 4 or higher, Certificate of Interpretation (CI)/Certificate of Transliteration (CT), Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) overall score 2.5 - 3.9. Note: Certification does not guarantee employment



RID Code of Professional Conduct The process of interpretation American Sign Language (ASL).

Other modes of communication and sign systems as required by the consumer(s) and/or the assignment such as Pidgin Signed English, or Conceptually Accurate Signed English.

Cultural and social aspects of the Deaf community.

Correct English usage and grammar.

Vocabulary and concepts used in a wide variety of college-level courses.

Trends, techniques, and developments in the interpreting field.



Interpret a variety of college-level courses working between various sign systems, including American Sign Language, and English.

Interpret messages from English to American Sign Language (Voice-to-Sign) Interpret messages from American Sign Language to English (Sign-to-Voice).

Assess individual situations to determine the communication needs of Deaf or hard of hearing consumers.

Adhere to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Work successfully with other interpreters by utilizing appropriate team interpreting strategies and techniques.

Communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and other interpreters.

Work in front of large crowds.

Remain current on developments, trends and techniques in the interpreting field. 

Work independently and confidentially


WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Receives general direction of the Director of Office for Students with Disabilities and supervision by the Coordinator of Deaf Services 


Students, co-workers, other departmental staff, and faculty.



Sitting for extended periods of time.

Occasional standing for extended periods of time 

Repetitive hand motions.



Classroom and office environment and possible outside events.

Driving a vehicle to conduct work as required by position.

Work schedule varies.


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