Current Job Opportunity


May 5, 2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Court Interpreter

Job Location

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Orlando, Florida

Salary Range

$3,146.36 Monthly*; Not Certified
$3,610.93 Monthly*, Certified
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to interpret legal proceedings for non-English speaking or hearing impaired persons to ensure due process. The position is responsible for interpreting the spoken or written word from a source language to a target language, translating court evidence to a target language, testifying as an expert witness regarding accuracy of translated documents or tapes, and collecting statistical data. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.  Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

Bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or a closely related field and two years of court/legal related experience.

*Applicants who are selected as employee interpreters, but who are not certified at the time of court employment, shall become certified within one year of being employed in a court interpreting position.


Data Responsibility:
Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

People Responsibility:
Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion; persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.

Communications Requirements:
Reads scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents; writes complex translations; makes presentations to professional groups.

Complexity of Work:
Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage: .
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as recording equipment, computer or telephone.

Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety. 

Special Comments

Spanish interpreter for circuit & county courts: first appearances, arraignments, preliminary hearings, trials & court proceedings.

Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.

Must read and write both Spanish and English language with proficiency.

Must be able to work independently in a high stress environment.

Knowledge of the court system is a plus.

The work locations for this position will include both Orange and Osceola Counties.

Candidates must be able and willing to travel to both counties.

Although the interpreter will be stationed in Osceola, they must be willing to cover assignments in both counties and in multiple locations (i.e outlying courts, juvenile, jail, etc.)

Must complete a State of Florida orientation program and obtain state certification within one year of being-employed as a Court lnterpreter.

Passing of the Federal Certification oral exam can substitute for passing of Consortium exam.

How to Apply

Submit online State of Florida application, resume, and verification of required education to Human Resources Department at

For additional information, please contact (407) 836-2261.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836-2261 prior to the application deadline. lf you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.