Sign Language Interpreter I
19 hours/week; 10 months/year
Open until filled
May, 2014 (approximate)
a categorically funded assignment contingent upon year-to-year
High School Diploma
one (1) year of any combination of training and
experience that demonstrates an ability to
perform the duties of the position including
professional level experience signing with deaf
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
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 technical or specialized
subject matter and vocabulary. Individual assignments may vary
based on the specific skills of the interpreter and the needs of
students or other consumers. Specific complexity and skill
- Type of interpreting
or communication system needed i.e., See sign,
- Difficulty or unique
nature of the subject matter and vocabulary
- Speed of interpreting
- Number of Deaf and/or
Hard-of-Hearing consumers served simultaneously
American Sign Language and interpreting
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
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 moderately technical academic material
utilizing moderately 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.
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
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 [Word Doc 206k]
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:
Cathy Harris, HR Analyst, Office of Human Resources, Merced College,
3600 M Street, Merced, CA 95348-2898
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.
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