Interpreter - B (Spanish)
Company: Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
Posted on: November 9, 2019
INTERPRETER - B (SPANISH)
$35.13 - $39.58 Hourly
Within Riverside County, CA
17INTPRB - 01
Definition and Class Characteristics
PLEASE NOTE: INTERPRETER POSITIONS ARE FLOATER ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON
REGIONS SELECTED BY THE APPLICANT.
Performs a wide variety of language interpretation services for the
Superior Court of California and for parties to proceedings,
including witnesses, defendants, attorneys, other court personnel,
and the public. This is a single level classification. Employees in
this classification perform consecutive and simultaneous
interpretation of courtroom proceedings and other related
interpreting services as needed. Employees in this classification
also perform sight translation (reading written texts and giving an
oral translation of text) as needed.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Interprets from and into English and the applicable non-English
language simultaneous and consecutive modes at court proceedings
and for other court-related departments at the direction of the
Makes sight translations for the benefit of the court of documents
including, but not limited to, court petitions, reports, waivers,
felony disposition statement forms, and other documents.
Interprets for judges, attorneys, court staff, and other
court-related departments at the direction of the court.
Notifies the court of any issues or situations that may impede the
Researches and understands terminology used in court and functions
of the court, which may include but not limited to legal,
technological, scientific, and/or medical terminology.
Reviews the daily docket and receives daily calendar assignments
from the Court Services Coordinator (or designee) and accurately
completes daily activity logs, or other documentation as
Performs other language interpretation duties as assigned.
License or Certifications:
Possess and maintain a valid certificate as a "Certified Court
Interpreter" issued by the Judicial Council of California on behalf
of the State of California.
Knowledge of: Correct usage of grammar and vocabulary of English
and non-English language, provided the source language speaker is
using correct grammar and vocabulary. Understanding of legal
concepts and forensic terminology in both English and non-English
language specified. Adherence to interpreter ethics and standards,
as stipulated in California Rules of Court Rule, 2.890,
Professional Conduct for Interpreters.
Ability to: Orally convey the meaning from and into English and the
applicable non-English language by interpreting in the
simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation modes; the meaning
must be conveyed accurately, not editing, summarizing, adding
meaning, or omitting. Remain impartial, interpret accurately and
remain impartial including in sometimes adversarial and emotionally
charged situations. Familiarity with the general range of regional
and cultural variations in the specific language. Conduct ongoing
research into variations in terminology and usage of the specified
Use office equipment, including computers, software, telephones,
and copiers, as required by the assignment. Use of transmitter and
receiver equipment provided by the court for simultaneous
interpretation. Understand and adhere to California statutes, rules
of court and applicable personnel rules concerning court
interpretation. Interact professionally and cooperatively with
those contacted in the course of work. Tolerate exposure to
disturbing evidence and testimony. Graphic photographs of traumatic
events such as murder or domestic violence, evidence such as
syringes, drugs, chemicals, bodily fluids, and stained clothing.
Tolerate exposure to allergens such as perfumes, dust, and various
unpleasant odors such as unwashed clothing or persons or other
materials. Tolerate exposure to defendants and witnesses who are
potentially verbally and/or physically abusive.
Special Requirement: This position requires a valid California
Driver License to perform the essential functions of the job.
Incumbents are required to meet the Court's guidelines as
established within the Court Vehicle Policy. Failure to meet the
requirements may lead to immediate termination.
Physical Characteristics: Stamina to sit and/or stand and
concentrate for extended periods; corrected hearing and vision to
normal range; hearing to understand conversations when background
noise is present and to communicate with the public and court
Working Environment: Work is performed in the courtroom and related
court facilities and includes but is not limited to contact with
judges, staff attorneys, and the public. The position requires the
ability to concentrate and deliver interpreting services in a busy
and fast-paced environment. Courtroom interpreting requires the
ability to adjust to speakers with differing voices and accents at
varying rates of speed. Interpreters come into contact with a wide
variety of people from differing educational and economic
backgrounds. Travel within the county is required. Travel between
counties is required if the interpreter accepts cross
Clarifying Statement: This job description will be reviewed
periodically and responsibilities change with business necessity.
Principal and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
This job description is not intended and should not be construed as
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, or working
conditions associated with this job.
SELECTION PROCEDURES: The examination may consist of an evaluation,
a written-pass/fail and oral 100%. All applications and submitted
reference materials will be reviewed. The evaluation will be
conducted to review the candidate's qualifications for the minimum
qualifications for the position. Those qualified may be invited to
participate in the examination process. A written exam assesses a
candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities for the position;
candidates must obtain a minimum passing score of 70% in order to
advance to the oral interview examination. The Riverside Superior
Court of California reserves the right to modify the above stated
examination components and / or weights. Should this be necessary,
candidates will be notified of the specific examination components
and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The
selected candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment background
check, including live scan fingerprinting and physical. TIME AND
PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. In compliance with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Riverside Superior
Court of California requires that all new employees provide
documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.
The Riverside Superior Court of California conforms to State and
Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants
and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department
asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior
to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be
made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express
or implied contract.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Court Services Supervisor
Amount of Travel Required: Up to 50%
Work Schedule: M F 8 hrs. per day
Positions Supervised: None
MEDICAL PLAN and Dental PLAN
The Court offers medical and dental plans.
Employees may waive the Court-offered Medical and Hospital Plan, if
they provide proof of other current "group" health plan
(MEDICAL FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM)
The Court contributes an amount each month, which is determined by
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