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Date

July 25, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number

10165

Position Title

Court Interpreter

Job Location

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Kissimmee, Florida

Salary Range

$55,000.08 Annually

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

Education:
Refers to job specific training and education that is recommended for entry into the position. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

Bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or a closely related field.

Experience:
Refers to the amount of related work experience that is recommended for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the required tasks. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience. 

Two years of court/legal related experience.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:

Refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.

Requires valid certificate as a certified court interpreter issued by the Florida State Courts System’s Office of the State Courts Administrator.

Competencies

Data Responsibility:
Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.
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:
Deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.
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:
Refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.
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

The Spanish Interpreter position for Circuit & County Courts will assist for 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 in a high stress environment and independently.  Knowledge of the court system is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or any closely related field. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Plus two years of court/legal related experience. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis. The work locations for this position will include both Orange and Osceola Counties, although the interpreter will be stationed in Osceola, they should be prepared to cover assignments in both counties and multiple locations i.e. outlying courts, juvenile, jail, etc.  Therefore, candidate must be able and willing to travel to both counties. Must complete a State of Florida orientation program and obtain state certification within one year of being employed in the class of Court Interpreter. Passing of the Federal Certification oral exam can substitute for passing of Consortium exam. This is a State funded position with benefits.

Salary:
*$4,583.34/monthly for court interpreters who are certified or $4,125.00/monthly who are not certified (10% below minimum $4,583.34/monthly).

*Certified by the Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program (CICRP) of the Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA). Certified Court Interpreters are eligible for a Certified Court Interpreter Incentive Plan.

After completing 2 years of certified interpreter services within the State Courts System, they are eligible to receive a one-time incentive increase in annual salary, up to $2,500 (potential salary increase at the beginning of Year-3, only.)

After completing 5 years of certified interpreter services within the State Courts System, they are eligible to receive a one-time incentive increase in annual salary, up to $2,500 (potential salary increase at the beginning of Year-6, only.)

How to Apply

Submit an application to https://www.ninthcircuit.org/about/careers/court-interpreter-5

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

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.

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, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact Human Resources (407) 836-2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.