DEPUTY CLERK-INTERPRETER (SPANISH)

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Class Definition

Under the direction of the director of the Access to Justice Office and the Coordinator for Interpreter Services, to provide simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for defendants, witnesses, and victims in court and for persons seeking assistance in the courts with the filing of petitions and completion of forms.  To translate into English or Spanish official, technical, medical, and legal documents, certificates, letters, and other written material and tape recordings or video recordings.  To participate in continued professional development and training as assigned by the Coordinator.  To perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Director, Coordinator and/or the State Court Administrator or their designees.

Required Qualifications for Appointment

At a minimum, applicants must have passed the written portion of the court certification exam of any of the following: Federal or State certification from the National Center for State Courts or National Association of Judiciary Interpreters (NAJIT).   Graduation from a senior high school or successful completion of the high school equivalency examination required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Spanish/English interpretation and translation; successful completion of a recognized bilingual judicial court interpreting and translation program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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