The Multi-Lingual Sign Language Interpreter facilitates the communication and integration of deaf and hearing impaired, or otherwise disabled students and consumers (including faculty, staff and university guests) into the classroom, other instructional settings, and into the university community either by way of American Sign language (ASL), or Signed English, Transliteration (a manual, oral or tactile system of communication.)
- Sign language interpreters provide communication access by conveying verbal information into a mode of communication best understood by the deaf, hearing impaired and/or otherwise disabled students, faculty, staff and university guests.
- Seamlessly communicate between three languages in real time, providing transliteration/interpreting services to students, faculty, staff and the university community primarily in instructional settings, complex situations, advanced level courses, discussions, study groups, course seminars and conferences. May also provide access for campus-wide events.
- Stay current with technical terminology, mainstream information, news and events.
- At times, require team interpreting (two interpreters present at the same time in a given situation).
- Specialization of an assignment may require advanced knowledge and preparation.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Multi-language Interpreters must be competent in three languages and their regional varieties, understand and apply a variety of cultural norms, and seamlessly communicate between three languages in real time. Ability to adjust to a wide spectrum of needs and possess a high degree of linguistic, cognitive and technical skill. Must have a general knowledge of Deaf Culture. Must be able to work across the spectrum of sign modalities, from ASL to signed English. Must possess a high level of attention to detail and accuracy; have excellent listening skills, a solid grasp of English grammar, vocabulary and punctuation. Must possess strong receptive and expressive communication skills as well as understand the message, convey the register, tone, intent and content of the speaker. They must be able to accurately convey information from one language to another. All interpreters should have the ability to accept an assignment with regard to skill level, topic familiarity, and diversity in consumers and settings. Ability to work effectively with consumers. Must adhere to industry-recognized Professional Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice and Confidentiality.
Must have oral communication skills to communicate diplomatically and effectively with co-workers, staff, and departmental staff. Ability to work as part of a team through close collaboration with colleagues and coordinate with others. Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with students, faculty, staff, campus officials, and guests in classroom assignments including various campus events and functions. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and maintain a positive and respectful attitude. Ability to consistently report to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position. Working knowledge of standard work practices. Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion including evidence of equity mindedness in previous experience.
Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
• Sign language interpreters are required to complete an Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or have an equivalent level of experience of experience.
• Interpreters are required by their profession to work towards and seek various levels of professional certification that are recognized on a state and national level as being appropriate in a post-secondary setting, including but not limited to NIC Certification granted by RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf).
* Minimum 2 years’ volunteer and/or paid experience, or completion of a 4-year degree in Deaf Studies or related field.
Light work - Job involves some lifting of medium weight objects (10-20 pounds) and/or 10% - 20% of the job involves standing or walking.
Licenses / Certificates
National Interpreter Certification (NIC) preferred, not required.
Student Affairs (DSA)
The salary range for this classification is $17.57 to $176.50 per hour.
Hourly/intermittent on call temporary position. Successful candidates may be appointed for a few days and up to one (1) year depending on the assignment. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Hourly Interpreter/Real Time Captioner/Computer Aided Transcriber
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The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. (Remove this paragraph if the position is not marked as general or limited reporter)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months. (Remove this paragraph if the position is not marked as sensitive)
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California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
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We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact StaffHR-Accommodations@csulb.edu.
Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.
As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.