Lead Language Interpreter

Job | Posted 11 days ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Job Summary
Lead the supervision of the Spotsylvania Public Schools (SCPS) hourly educational interpreters. Duties will be divided between direct interpreting and administrative responsibilities.

 Essential Duties

  1. The Lead Educational Interpreter will:
  2. Organize and schedule translating and interpreting requests
  3. Assign interpreters to work sites for events such as parent conferences, extracurricular activities, meetings, etc.
  4. Collect and verify monthly timesheets for hourly interpreters
  5. Facilitate yearly training to SCPS interpreters that includes state and division policies/guidelines and the Code of Conduct
  6. Facilitate training regarding the role of the interpreter in the educational setting for administrators and staff members, namely but not exclusively with Special Education, Title I, Head Start, McKinney Vento, etc.
  7. Maintain a knowledge base of current trends and information (DOE regulations and VDDHH policies) in the field of interpreting
  8. Provide assistance to administrators with the observations and evaluations of interpreters and provide timely support for   skill development.
  9. Provide expert services of interpreting/translating when the situation might demand for administrators and staff members
  10. Complete calls from/to parents /guardians/administrators/staff members who are requesting assistance
  11. Coordinate and provide alternatives for interpretation and translation needs when interpreters are absent or a less common language is spoken
  12. Schedule and proctor language proficiency testing for new interpreters
  13. Disseminate relevant information to interpreters and other appropriate staff members
  14. Maintain a lending library of technical information and support
  15. Collaborate with SCPS Human Resources Department to:
    • ensure that educational interpreters meet all state and division position requirements.
    • support the division’s efforts to recruit qualified educational interpreters.
    • participate in the team interview process for interpreter applicants.
    • Use/learn technical computer skills needed for the daily activities.
    • Facilitate the resolution of differences and concerns that occur with interpreters, administrators, parents and students.
    • Model nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Other Duties

  Performs any other related duties as assigned by Supervisor or other appropriate administrator.

Job Specifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to be flexible with time and perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The work involves physical effort encountered in normal, everyday activities including sitting, walking, standing, bending, reaching, or carrying light items (no more than 10 pounds). Work is subject to tight and changing schedules, may require serving the needs of several students/administrators or other personnel simultaneously and requires own transportation to travel between schools.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed Remotely (RI), on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)

Bachelor’s Degree from an approved institution of higher learning preferred. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as an educational interpreter.


Apply To:  Click on the link above to apply.  All applicants, including those currently employed with Spotsylvania County Public Schools, will need to complete an online application. 

Salary: This is a 10 month position with benefits. Starting salary $TBD


Position Assignment:

Office of Student Support Service and the Office of Professional Learning

Supervisor(s): Executive Director of Student Support Services and Director of Professional Learning

Contract Term: 10 months

Posted By

Spotsylvania County Public Schools

6717 Smith Station Road , Spotsylvania, VA 22553

At the following locations

Administrative Services - Student Support Services

8020 River Stone Drive , Fredericksburg, VA 22407