ASL Interpreter (Licensed/Public) - 3168 Statewide

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Location:  Tucson or Phoenix (and surrounding areas) & Remote   
Employee Status:  As Needed
Hours Per Week:  N/A
Work Calendar:  12 Month
Pay Rate:  $39.87/hr-$51.48/hr
Other:  AZ State Interpreter License Required     


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
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.  
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 Phoenix

800 West Washington St. , Phoenix, AZ 85007