SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER II (2
19 hours/week; 10 months/year
January 17, 2014
a categorically funded assignment contingent upon year-to-year
High School Diploma
completion of twenty-four (24) college semester
AND one (1) year verifiable paid experience
as a sign language interpreter that demonstrates
an ability to perform the duties of the position
including professional level experience signing
with deaf students.
Successful completion of an interpreting
evaluation is required.
Be sensitive to and understand the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability
and ethnic backgrounds of community college
- Possess certification issued
by the National Registry of Interpreters for the
Certification of Transliteration (CT) or
Certificate of Interpretation (CI)
certification at Level 3 or Level 4 by the
National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or
American Consortium of Certified Interpreters
(ACCI) certificate at Level 3 or higher, or
certified by National Interpreter Certification
- Under the direction of
an assigned supervisor, provide sign language
interpreter services to students who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or have other communication
disorders primarily for instructional classes or
related instructional settings and activities.
Assignments may involve highly technical or
specialized subject matter that require higher
levels of skill and more advanced and fluent
interpreting techniques requiring the
interpreter to rapidly switch between spoken
English and sign language or manual sign system
and vice versa. Specific complexity and skill
- Advanced level or
highly complex classes requiring significant and
rapid interaction using highly technical or
specialized subject matter and vocabulary;
- Discussion situations
in classrooms, conferences, and workshops
involving advanced and/or complex topics
requiring significant sign-to-voice and
- More complex
interpreting situations such as conferences,
workshops, seminars, theatrical, and/or other
platform settings where multiple consumers,
including students, faculty and staff are served
American Sign Language and
Appropriate roles and individual
responsibilities relating to interpreting for
deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.
cultural values and general issues in the field
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and
Resources available to Sign Language
Interpreters and Transliterators in order to
improve knowledge and skills.
Effective oral communication.
Modern office practices and procedures.
Establish and maintain
effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.
Interpret and transliterate messages spoken by
hearing people into American Sign Language.
Interpret messages signed by deaf and hard of
hearing people into English.
Interpret by translating higher-level technical
academic material requiring specialized Sign
Language vocabulary for high level technical
academic materials utilizing highly proficient
English and/or American Sign Language (ASL).
Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the
Deaf Code of Professional Conduct.
Assess individual situations to determine the
needs of each deaf or hard-of-hearing student,
such as language preferences or preferences in
having comments voiced for him/her or voicing
for himself/herself. Attend and participate in
various workshops in order to improve
Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and
students with disabilities.
Learn a variety of routine reception and
Learn to use the variety of assistive
devices/equipment and software used to assist
students with disabilities.
Work successfully in an interpreting team in the
classroom or other campus setting.
How to Apply:
applicants must provide the following items by the
closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.
If materials are emailed or faxed
in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the
candidate to send originals immediately.
1. Obtain application from
the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below
and complete the entire form.
2. Letter of
interest addressing your qualifications for the position
transcripts, official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required
materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing
application packets will not be considered.
Application for Download
Classified Position Application
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This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled
out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the
application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and
clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be
filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional
pages in your application because of the information you
included, that is OK.
All materials submitted in your
application file become District property and will not be returned to
you. Please send to:
HR Analyst, Office of
Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA
Individuals with disabilities may request any needed
accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit
your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.
Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be
invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening
interviews with district administrators may follow.
A limited number of candidates will be invited to
for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the
Paid sick leave and holidays.
Condition of Employment: The
selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at
his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.
The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to
work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential
functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All
classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members
of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee
in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of
employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.
An Equal Opportunity Employer