Interpreter II / Services to Students with Disabilities

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Interpreter II / Services to Students with Disabilities
California State University, San Bernardino


Employment Status: Part-time (FTE 0.70), temporary "non-exempt" position.

Work Schedule: The schedule varies, the position may require evening and some Saturday hours. 28 hours per week.

Anticipated Salary Range: $4,125.00 - $4,853.00 monthly (FTE 0.70)

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed beginning December 21, 2020.

California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want
Department Summary
The Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) is committed to providing eligible students accommodations that ensure equal access to learning and equal opportunity for academic success. SSD also works with its student advisory board as well as CSUSB faculty and staff to raise campus-wide awareness of issues related to disability, accessibility, and equity.

Since 1978, CSUSB has experienced dynamic growth in its population of students with disabilities. At California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) there are over 1,000 students with verified disabilities served by the SSD office. SSD provides the necessary support services instrumental for the achievement of chosen academic goals. Services are critical to a student's success; therefore, needs are assessed on an individual basis. This highly personalized approach has enabled SSD to successfully help thousands of students achieve their chosen academic goals.
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Typical Activities
Under general supervision, the Interpreter II performs more complex assignments requiring a combination of higher levels of training, skills, certification, and experience. Assignments for the Interpreter II often involve high levels of interactive discussions requiring the interpreter to rapidly switch between spoken English and sign language or manual sign system and vice versa. These assignments may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Advanced level or highly complex classes requiring significant and rapid interaction using highly technical or specialized subject matter and vocabulary;
  • Discussion situations in classrooms, conferences, and workshops involving advanced and/or complex topics requiring significant sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign translations; and,
  • More complex interpreting situations such as conferences, workshops, seminars, theatrical, and/or other platform settings where multiple consumers, including students, faculty, and staff are served simultaneously.
In order to provide Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing students the same access to the instruction provided for hearing students (taking into consideration language and cultural differences), the skilled Interpreter II adapts terminology, language, instruction, concept, theory, and emotion to convey all aspects of the lecture, teaching material, and experiences. Classes or seminars taught with specialized vocabulary, ideas, or concepts can be relayed successfully to the student only if the interpreter has knowledge of the complex subject matter to a degree that provides for fluent, accurate, and specific translation in the language mode that the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing consumer can understand readily.

Other duties for the Interpreter II may include mentoring other interpreters, providing training at employee in-service programs, and advising other interpreters on technical issues. Two skill/pay levels are defined within this classification and are distinguished by the level of certification required as described under Minimum Qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • In addition to the knowledge required of the Interpreter I, both skill/pay levels of the Interpreter II require a 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.
Education and Experience
  • Generally, a 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.
Certification Requirements
The following certifications are required for each of the two skill levels within this classification:

  • Salary Range A: 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.
  • Salary Range B: 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of interpreting in higher education.
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino 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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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