Public Interpreter (ASL-English) - Statewide

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Location: Tucson or Phoenix
Employee Status: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Calendar: 12 Month
Pay Rate: $31.9000/hr - $43.4905/hr
Other: AZ State Interpreter License
Position reports to Director of Deaf Programs and will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
Provide interpreting services for the Board of Directors, Superintendent, and Agency Staff and students. Settings and topics of interpretation include, but are not limited to, educational meetings (IEP/MET), educational trainings (i.e. best practices, IDEA, etc.), parent conferences/meetings (i.e. home visits, behavioral meetings, etc.), agency sponsored family/community events, staff workshops/professional development, classroom and/or outside of class extracurricular activities for students, video or online media and/or public relations, platform interpreting, reciprocal interpreting with other state agencies/organizations.
Flexibility in scheduling is preferred, which may include night and weekend work, as well as travel around Arizona.
Additionally, this position may manage and arrange interpreting services (such as CART/RTC), as needed when a lead interpreter is not present or selected.
  • Previous experience interpreting for children and/or adults in paid or voluntary positions
  • Associate degree (or equivalent) or higher
  • Regularly participates in professional development courses and workshops, in accordance with Certification requirements for continuing education from certifying body
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive
  • on State business
  • Show proficiency in interpreting skills through one of the following:
  • Valid RID/NAD/BEI certification including, CSC, CI, CT, CDI, SC:L, NIC (any variation), BEI (any variation), NAD (level 3 or higher)
  • Valid Arizona State Interpreter License, including Legal (any level) or Generalist
**In the event that the agency considers an applicant with a Provisional License, then the interpreter will be placed on a limited term professional development plan. This plan must include the following: term period, proof of a minimum of 24 hours of interpreter training/professional development annually, and documentation of the plan
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • RID Code of Professional Conduct (CPC)/Ethics for interpreters
  • Varied techniques for non verbal communication, using body language, gesture, cues, and facial expression
  • Office practices, procedures, and related software (specifically Microsoft programs & Google platforms/apps)
  • ADA, and other applicable community resources
  • Demonstrates ethical standards of practice, emphasizing confidentiality
  • Understanding and utilizing a variety of communication modes
  • Organizing and planning
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively so that others will understand
  • Convey the message, evaluate the receiver's comprehension of the interpretation, and adjust/modify as needed
  • Meet physical and mental demands of interpreting
For more information contact the Recruiter at:
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.



Posted By

AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

Deaf Programs Tucson

1200 W Speedway Blvd , Tucson , AZ 85745