Interpreter (ASL) (Continuous)

Updated: 10 months ago
Job Type: PartTime


Job ID: 7204

Job Title:
Interpreter (ASL) (Continuous)

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Date Posted:
February 13, 2018

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Interpreter (Continuous) (JID 7204)
Hourly Intrprtr/Realtime Captioner/Computer Aided Transcriber
Education/Deaf Studies
Part-Time / $16.42 - $55.00 / hr.

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties
Under general supervision, the Interpreter facilitates the integration of deaf/hard-of-hearing professionals in the classroom and other instructional settings by interpreting the spoken or signed communication (English - American Sign Language); employs voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpretation to assist deaf professionals and their colleagues to participate fully in academic and related functions; provides high level interpreting services in complex situations such as advanced level classes, meetings, discussions, seminars, conferences, and/or a variety of platform settings; interprets in academic classes representing various levels requiring significant and rapid interaction using highly technical or specialized subject matter, concepts, theory, and vocabulary; and performs other duties as assigned. Services may involve highly technical or specialized subject matter that require higher levels of skill and more advanced and fluent interpreting techniques.

Any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment. Such combination of experience and training should be equivalent to those prescribed in one of the following required certifications: RID (CI or CT), NAD (Levels 4-5 only), and NIC (Certified, Advanced, or Master). Wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a four-year college or university is preferred. In addition, two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in a variety of settings is desired.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of the process of interpretation; American Sign Language (ASL) and/or an English sign system as required by the consumer(s) or the assignment; the methods and techniques used in communicating with Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers; understanding of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct; the vocabulary used in the courses to which the interpreter is assigned; and a demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture. Must have native-like or native competency with English and ASL, and use ASL, signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language; interpret and transliterate between both ASL and sign systems and spoken English at a speed required by the assignment which may involve a variety of settings such as a classroom, conference, and/or one-on-one meeting, and work with consumers from diverse backgrounds.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The salary range for this classification is: $16.42 - $150.96
The anticipated hiring range: $16.42 - $55.00, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Intermittent; On-Call between 7:00am-10:00pm, M-F and may include some weekend hours.

TEMP: Temporary-renewable; end date: June 30, 2018

General Information
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

How To Apply
Applications are currently being accepted to establish an HOURLY INTERPRETER POOL. Applications for these on-call positions will be accepted on a continuing basis through June 30, 2018, or until an adequate amount of applications have been received.

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received prior to November 27, 2017 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.

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