Interpreter (Continuous) (3010)
California State University - Northridge, CA

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Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Interpreter, facilitates communication between deaf/hard-of-hearing professionals and non-signing and/or Deaf-Blind/low-vision individuals in the classroom and other instructional settings by interpreting signed and spoken communication (American Sign Language (ASL) - English); employs sign-to-voice, voice-to-sign, and/or ASL to tactile/ close vision interpretation to enable effective communication between deaf professionals and non-signing professionals and/or Deaf-blind/low-vision individuals and colleagues, leading to fuller participation for both groups in academic and related functions; provides high level interpreting services in complex situations such as advanced level classes, meetings, discussions, seminars, conferences, and/or a variety of platform settings. Services may involve highly technical or specialized subject matter that require higher levels of skill and more advanced and fluent interpreting techniques; performs other duties as assigned.


Two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in a variety of settings required. Must have any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment. Such combination of experience and training should be equivalent to those prescribed in one of the following required certifications: RID (CI or CT), NAD (Levels 4-5 only), NIC (Certified, Advanced, or Master). For Deaf Interpreters, CDI certification is preferred, but not required. Wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a four-year college or university is desired. Knowledge, Specialized Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the process of interpretation; American Sign Language (ASL) and/or an English sign system as required by the consumer(s) or the assignment; the methods and techniques used in communicating with Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers; understanding of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct; the vocabulary used in the courses to which the interpreter is assigned; and a demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture. For hearing interpreters, ability to hear spoken English and use ASL, signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language; interpret and transliterate between both 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, and work with consumers from diverse backgrounds. For Deaf interpreters, ability to interpret from ASL into Tactile ASL (TASL) and/or from a sign system to ASL and employ close vision interpreting techniques, possess experience with various tools (gestures, drawings, etc.) to enhance communication, and has knowledge and understanding of Deaf people and their community and culture.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.

Anticipated hiring range: $16.20 - $52 , dependent upon qualifications and experience

How To Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Initial review begins January 24, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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