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Interpreter (Interpreter I), Services to Student with Disabilities

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Interpreter (Interpreter I), Services to Student with Disabilities
California State University, San Bernardino

Job No: 515179
Work type: Staff
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Part Time, Student Services Job Summary:

Under general supervision, the Staff Interpreter provides interpreting services to facilitate communication, most often in a classroom or related instructional settings and activities. Individual assignments may vary based on the specific skills of the interpreter and the needs of students or other consumers. More difficult tasks may involve interpreting technical or specialized subject matter and vocabulary, which require using specialized signs, accommodating consumer requests for varied language preferences, and interpreting fast spoken material. Specific complexity and skill factors include: type of interpreting or communication system needed; difficulty or unique nature of the subject matter and vocabulary; speed of interpreting required; and, number of Deaf and/or Hard-of-Hearing consumers serviced simultaneously.

Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Under general supervision an Interpreter I facilitates the integration of Deaf/hearing-impaired persons into the regular classroom or other instructional setting by using sign language or oral transmitting to interpret spoken or signed communication.
  • Assignments may involve the following: technical or specialized subject matter; concepts; theory and vocabulary requiring special signs; interpreting for deaf groups; signing rapid speech; and oral transmitting for a lip reader.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience
  • Any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment(s) is required. Typically, sufficient interpreting training or experience requires graduation from an interpreter training program and/or relevant documented interpreting experience. In addition, a wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at a postsecondary 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.

Required License/Certification
  • Must have a valid California Driver's License and insurance as appropriate. Must have reliable transportation to drive between the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of the process on interpretation.
  • ASL and/or English sign system as required by the student(s) or the assignment.
  • The methods and techniques used in communicating with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing consumers.
  • The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct.
  • The vocabulary used in the courses to which the Interpreter is assigned.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture.
  • Ability to hear spoken English and use ASL, Signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language.
  • Interpret and transliterate between the ASL and sign systems and spoken English at a speed required by the assignment, which may involve a variety of settings such as a classroom, conference, and/or one-on-one meeting.
  • Work with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must have internet access and the computer equipment/accessories necessary to provide interpretation in a virtual environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • One to two years of interpreting in higher education.
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,066 per month based on full time hours (hours will vary)

Classification Salary Range: $3,184 - $6,145 per month

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Position Information:

Work status: Part-time, Exempt, Probationary

Schedule: To be determined by the department, position may require evening and some Saturday hours.

The application deadline is: December 14, 2022

Conditions of Employment:

Background Check

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.

Drivers License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Mandated Reporter

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.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 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) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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