Los Angeles County Office of Education - Los Angeles, CA

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The Los Angeles County Office of Education

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Educational Sign Language Interpreter

$25.92 hr to $32.18 hr

Candidates must have a 4.0 expressive and receptive score from the National Registry for the Deaf, Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation-Interpreter and Receptive, the National Association of Deaf, American Consortium of Certified Interpreter or equivalent assessment agency. Candidates must provide a copy of this certificate, along with a copy of a high school diploma or equivalent.


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Defined Benefit, Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS), 2.5% @ 55

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12 days vacation to start. 14 holidays. 12 illness days.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is looking for qualified sign language interpreters to serve our deaf and hard of hearing student population. Under the general supervision of a certificated administrator, the Educational Sign Language Interpreter acts as the communicator between students and teachers when the student uses total communication (e.g., sign language), and interprets test responses, recitations and reports into or from total communication.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:
Basic characteristics of human behavior and basic communication skills; practical learning patterns and behavior; reading, speaking and writing in English; elementary concepts of child development and behavior; basic math; and high school academic courses .

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

Understand and interpret K-12 subject matter; model communication and interaction that respects and includes all individuals and their languages, abilities, religions and cultures; m aintain emotional control under difficult situations; interpret written and verbal educational materials through total communication (e.g., sign language); interpret sign to voice and voice to sign; recognize and report safety hazards; motivate students to participate in learning activities; operate computer technology; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and staff.

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Required Education and Experience

Education : High school diploma or equivalent, and certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation-Interpreter and Receptive, the National Association of the Deaf, American Consortium of Certified Interpreters, or equivalent, with a score 4.0 or above.

Notes: Some positions in this classification may require the availability of private transportation

Selection Process

The examination process for this classification will consist of a supplemental questionnaire and a written proficiency examination (if you have an Associates or Bachelors degree you do not have to take the written proficiency examination). This examination shall be open to all qualified applicants and shall result in one integrated eligibility list. Successful candidates are merged into the eligibility list according to their final examination score. All eligibility lists shall be established in accordance with Personnel Commission rules and shall be established for a period of one year or until there are fewer than three ranks of eligible candidates who are available.

For additional information on our selection procedures please visit Exam Preparation on our website. Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are ranked according to overall exam score and placed on an eligibility (hiring) list. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Eligibility lasts for 12 months; however, additional recruitment may occur under a separate bulletin with additional candidates being merged onto the eligibility list. Some positions that involve public contact may require bilingual proficiency for which selective certification may apply (Education Code 45277.5 ). In addition, the eligibility list resulting from this examination may be used to fill vacancies in related job classifications for which no eligibility list exists (Education Code 45272). Veterans’ Credit may be awarded for entry jobs.

Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing are available to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request an accommodation, please call (562) 803-8360 as early as possible.

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Resumes are not accepted in place of a completed application nor will they be reviewed as part of the examination process. Diploma and degree verification (including equivalency of foreign degrees) must be submitted in the form of unofficial transcripts or a copy of your diploma. This documentation may be scanned and included with your online application or brought at the last examination part.

Complete applications for this job must be submitted before the end of the announced deadline date unless an extended deadline is shown on the website for this opportunity.

LACOE Personnel Commission, 9300 Imperial Hwy, EC-Annex, Downey, CA 90242

Phone: 562.803.8360 -- Contact: Linda Smith -- (M-F 8:00am–5:00pm)

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This examination is authorized as Open to the Public.

Recruitment ID: CN-711

This announcement does not constitute an implied contract. Any part of this announcement is subject to change.


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