The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of Spanish Language Court Interpreter. Staff Interpreters report directly to the Foreign Language Services Coordinator of the Department of Judicial Services. The primary obligation of the Staff Interpreter is to overcome language barriers so that non English-speaking parties will have meaningful access to justice and suffer no advantage or disadvantage as compared to English-speaking defendants and other parties to legal proceedings.
This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, deferred compensation and short- and long-term disability.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities ?
Include, but are not limited to:
-- Interpreting using simultaneous and consecutive modes at court proceedings and rendering language assistance in any situation arising from legal cases as needed by the non English-speaking public
-- Translations of court-related documents
-- Manage, schedule, evaluate, and train contracted vendors, and review payment vouchers
-- Collaborate and cooperate with other members of the team and share information with contract interpreters as needed in the coordination of their assignments.
-- Accurately complete daily activity logs, calendars, regular reports, or other documentation as required
-- Participate in research and other projects designed to increase the scope, quality and depth of services provided by the program
-- Operate satellite programs in neighboring courts and support other program locations, as needed
-- Perform remote interpretations and provide translations
-- Successful completion of the three components of the Virginia Certification program administered by the Office of the Executive Secretary or an equivalent test by a member of the Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification (must have passed all three portions of the oral exam during the same exam administration), or the court interpreter certification from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) of the U.S. Courts
-- Must be able to be appointed by judicial officials in program court
-- Extensive, current experience interpreting in a court setting and proof of continued education in court interpretation, translation skills a plus
-- Staff interpreter experience, preferred
-- Management experience in team setting and proven computer skills
-- Excellent written English skills
-- Must be familiar with the nuances of language, and legal systems, and cultural differences in the countries where both the source and target languages are spoken, and demonstrate continued work toward enhancing such knowledge.
-- Thorough knowledge of Virginia interpreting guidelines and canons of professional conduct
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