Interpreter IV

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Interpreter IV
Posting Number req19703
Department Disability Resource Center
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Location To Be Determined
Address USA
Position Highlights The primary responsibility of a Staff interpreter is to perform simultaneous interpreting and transliterating duties for deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals in fast paced, highly technical settings encompassing all levels of academia and that require autonomous decision-making. The ASL Interpreter should be highly competent in ASL and spoken English, proficient in performing technical and academic interpretations (including platform/conference presentations); demonstrates strict adherence to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)/ Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Code of Professional Conduct in ASL, knowledgeable of cultural diversity, cultural terminology, anthropology, and best practices, and committed to ongoing development. The Staff Interpreter supports the appointed faculty member during interactions with administration, faculty, staff, students, members of the public, research participants and collaborators.

* Knowledge of cultural diversity and cultural terminology
* Possess an advanced English proficiency skills (written and spoken)
* Skilled in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English, proficient in performing technical and academic interpretations (including platform/conference presentations)
* Adhere to the standards of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct in American Sign Language (ASL)

Candidates working anywhere in the U.S. may be considered for a remote assignment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

* Translates and/or interprets communication between hearing and non-hearing individuals using American Sign Language (ASL) and/or other methods of expressive and voice interpreting/transliterating in many settings including, but not limited to academic and research environments.
     * Examples of settings where interpreting may occur:
          * Research meetings/related activities;
          * Department/program activities, one-on-one with faculty or students;
          * Classroom or related activities;
          * Sponsored events;
          * Other locations as needed
* Provides interpreting and transliterating services for prospective students, faculty, staff and/or other community members as part of university sponsored events.
* Facilitates effective communication between two parties that do not speak a similar language by converting one spoken or written language to another.

* Prepares for assignments by requesting and reviewing relevant content related to the assignments in the academic environment, including but not limited to information for courses, meetings, professional conferences, and research.
* May develop technical sign materials in preparation for classroom and other assignments.
* Access material in one language, ascertains understanding of the meaning and context of that material, and converts it into a second language, making sure to preserve the original meaning.

* Completes trainings including but not limited to first aid/CPR; Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures (i.e. Conflict of Interest, Native American Research, confidentiality, and Human Subject training).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* Knowledge of cultural diversity and cultural terminology
* Possess an advanced English proficiency skills (written and spoken)
* Skilled in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English, proficient in performing technical and academic interpretations (including platform/conference presentations)
* Adhere to the standards of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct in American Sign Language (ASL)


Minimum Qualifications
  • Completion of an accredited American Sign Language interpreting program and two years of experience in interpreting at the postsecondary level.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Possession of a national certification of interpreting from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or Board for Evaluation of Interpreter (BEI).
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy .
Preferred Qualifications
  • Five or more years of full-time experience interpreting in professional and/or academic settings as a designated interpreter with Deaf professionals/academics.
  • Experience working within diverse educational, language, and cultural settings.
  • Experience in American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) (level 4 or higher) OR Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI: ASL) (Advanced/Advanced Plus or higher rating).
  • Experience in the field of anthropology or social science specialty.
  • Master’s degree in related fields.
FLSA Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 30
Job FTE .75
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Communication and Marketing
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $36.32 - $47.22
Compensation Type hourly rate
Grade 10
Compensation Guidance The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.
The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator .
Grade Range Minimum $36.32
Grade Range Midpoint $47.22
Grade Range Maximum $58.10
Career Stream and Level PC4
Job Family Communication Access
Job Function Communications & Marketing
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 6/17/2024
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates [email protected]
Open Date 6/7/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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