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Staff Interpreter (Part - Time) (10/12 Plan)

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Education, Special Education, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary

*This is a part-time benefited 10/12 plan position which means the employee will work 10 months out of the year and get two months off; June and July.*

The Staff Interpreter performs duties under direction of the Director of Accessible Education Center and the supervision of the Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. The Staff Interpreter independently provides interpreting and transliterating services and support to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in undergraduate, graduate, and advanced level classes as well as in specialized classes, remedial and complex coursework in the department of Accessible Education Center.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides professional interpreting services using ASL and voice interpretation, to students in highly technical and specialized fields as curriculum required
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet varying demands of student enrollment
  • Assists in scheduling hourly-intermittent interpreters and Real-time Captioners as requested by the Coordinator
  • Performs assigned administrative tasks and other related functions as required by the University

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Possess highly developed skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and other communication modes pertaining to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population
  • Knowledge of complex subject matter that provides fluent, accurate, and specific translation while performing as an educational Interpreter
  • Working knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, adhere to RID Code of Conduct, and appropriately handle sensitive communications with students, employees and external agencies
  • Ability to maintain RID Certification
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Deaf culture and working knowledge of the Deaf Community
  • Ability to advocate effectively for students with disabilities working with university personnel
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills with strong oral and sign language communication skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Required Qualifications

  • 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
  • Certificate of completion of an accredited Interpreter Preparation Program and National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certification is required (e.g., CI/CT or NAD or NIC)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of an accredited Interpreter Preparation Program as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • A wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at a post-secondary educational institution may be essential to fully comprehend and accurately interpret the concepts, language, and vocabulary used in the assigned instructional, academic and/or administrative situations


Classification: Interpreter II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,423/month - $5,670/month (Part-Time) (10/12 Plan)
Salary Range: $3,948/month - $8,578/month (10/12 Plan)

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • RID Certification

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: June 23, 2021 through July 7, 2021 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: June 23, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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