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California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 3395359
  • Location: Turlock, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Speech

American Sign Language Interpreter

Job no: 517030
Department: Retention Services
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Time Varies, Student Services

Position Summary
(Classified as: Hourly Interpreter/Realtime Captioner/Computer-Aided Transcriber)

Disability Resources Services is continuously building a pool of applicants interested in hourly-intermittent temporary employment. Positions are appointed for one year with the possibility of reappointment based on budget, operational needs, and job performance.

Under general supervision of the Director, incumbent provides interpreting services to facilitate communication between hearing and hearing impaired persons using manual sign systems such as American Sign Language to translate spoken language into a form which can be understood by hearing-impaired persons, or to reverse translate from the language system used by hearing impaired persons into oral spoken language which can be understood by hearing persons.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Sign, interpret and/or transliterate for hearing-impaired students, with faculty and staff in the classroom and various settings.
  • Provide interpreting services in tutoring sessions, meetings and appointments.
  • Understand and use proper English, including vocabulary and grammar.
  • Hear oral communications.
  • Interpret spoken English (spoken to visible) at a rate appropriate to the assignment.
  • Interpret visible to spoken to communication at a rate appropriate to assignment.
  • Transliterate by providing vocal expression of a hearing impaired speaker persons.
  • Report and maintain an accurate record of hours of service provided.
  • Maintain confidentiality standards as appropriate to the post-secondary educational setting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Interpreter I: Any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment 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 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.
    Interpreter II: Generally, 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 assignment. In addition two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in a variety of settings are needed to perform at the level required for position assignments.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Possession of most current National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Advances (NAD) Level 3 with Level 4 preferred for IIA; or new NIC NAD-RID certificate; RID certificates in both interpreting and transliterating and/or NAD 4 with NAD 5 preferred, or new NIC Advanced or NIC Master NAD-RID certificate for IIB.
  • Possession of most current NIC Certification is preferred for both Interpreter I and Interpreter II.
  • Extensive experience in educational interpreting in university level curriculum preferred.
  • Completion of upper division coursework and/or BA/BS degree preferred.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft for time tracking/reporting preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Interpreter I level knowledge and abilities:
  • Knowledge of the process on interpretation.
  • Knowledge of ASL and/or English sign system as required by the student(s) or the assignment.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in communicating with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing consumers.
  • Knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct.
  • Knowledge of the vocabulary used in the courses to which the Interpreter is assigned.
  • 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.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • 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.

  • In addition to the knowledge and abilities for the Interpreter I level, the Interpreter II level requires:
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of specialized vocabulary and techniques used in interpreting professional and technical subject matter.
  • Ability to interpret effectively at a level that requires using unique terminology and language.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Ability to interpret difficult and complex terms, concepts, ideas and emotions.
  • Ability to learn unique subject matter, theories, and terminology.
    Ability to provide accurate, thorough, and comprehensive services; and be responsive to students' communication needs and preferences.
  • Skilled in terminology, language, instruction, concept, theory, and emotion to convey all aspects of the lecture, teaching material, and experiences.

    Special Conditions
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 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. The systemwide policy can be found at:

    License or Certifications
    Salary Range A: 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 National Interpreter Certification (NIC) issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification.
    Salary Range B: 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.

    Salary Range
    $16.42 - $164.95 per hour. (Anticipated salary will be $33 - $55 per hour, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    Application Deadline

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) 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.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus 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 document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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