Court Interpreter (Spanish)
Company: Government jobs
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide verbal
interpretations of questions, testimony, arguments and other
courtroom proceedings for defendants, judges, counsel, jurors,
witnesses and others; sight translation of written materials and
legal documents in the courtroom. Examples of Essential Duties
Click here for list of full essential duties. Minimum
Qualifications; Licenses; Special Requirements
- Correct oral and written usage of English and a designated
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Legal procedures and terminology.
- Simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation
- Translation of street language including slang, profanity and
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Code of ethics and rules of confidentiality applicable to
- Interpret verbal court proceedings including questions,
testimony, arguments and other audible exchanges in a court of
- Provide sight translation of written materials including
reports, letters, legal documents and other items.
- Travel to branch courts to interpret proceedings for
non-English speaking defendants.
- Read, write, translate and interpret English and a designated
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others.
- Stand in court for extended periods of time.
- Provide clear and accurate translations and interpretations of
superior court proceedings.Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to:
consistent with requirements set by the State of California for a
Certified Court Interpreter.
LICENSES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Court Interpreter Certification from the Judicial Council of
A valid California Class C driver's license and the ability to
maintain insurability under the Court's vehicle insurance
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS; WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly
required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects,
tools or controls and reach with hands or arms. The employee is
frequently required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear; and
occasionally to climb or balance. The employee is regularly
required to lift and/or move up to 5 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, incumbents are regularly
required to use written and oral communication skills; read and
understand information and documents; analyze and solve basic
problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new
information or new skills; work under deadlines; and interact with
Court staff, other organizations and the public, some of whom may
be dissatisfied or upset.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. The employee performs continuous driving and
is exposed to traffic and traffic-related hazards. The employee
frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather
conditions and is exposed to humid conditions. The noise level in
the work environment is occasionally loud.
Job Code: P44
Salary Range: 019
Bargaining Unit: CFI
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The Court offers a competitive compensation package. Total
compensation includes not only your salary, but also the benefits
paid by the Court on your behalf. These Court provided benefits add
significantly to the overall value of your compensation.
This is an non-exempt hourly position with biweekly paydays.
Medicare is paid at a rate of 1.45% by both, Court and
- Sick leave is accrued at a rate of .0500 per hour worked based
on max of 80 hours per pay period. Max amount accrued per pay
period is 4 hours per pay period.
- Vacation time is accrued based on years of service capped at
- From date of hire to 60 months (5 years) accrual rate is at
.038462 per hour worked and equivalent to 10 days per year.
- 60 months to 120 months (5 to 10 years) accrual rate is at
.057690 per hour worked an equivalent to 15 days per year.
- 120 months to 180 months (10 to 15 years) accrual rate is at
.069230 per hour worked an equivalent to 18 days per year
- 180 months to 240 (15 to 20 years) accrual rate is at .080760
per hour worked an equivalent to 21 days per year
- Over 240 months (20 years +) accrual rate is at .088460 per
hour worked an equivalent to 23 days per year. This bracket is
capped off at 320 hours.
- Jury leave is paid at employee's regular rate of pay by the
court. Employee retains mileage or expense reimbursement only.
- Military leave is 30 days per year.
- Bereavement leave is 9 days per rolling 12 months.Benefits
- Health Insurance is available at a shared cost. The Court will
subsidize a percentage of the medical premium and employee is
responsible for the rest. The percentage subsidized by the Court
depends on coverage plan chosen. Coverage is also available for
registered domestic partners and eligible dependents at employee's
- Vision and Dental Insurance is optional and paid by the
- Basic life Insurance of $20,000.00 is paid by the Court.
Optional Supplemental Life and Dependent Insurance is available at
the employee's expense.
- Long Term Disability Insurance is available at the employee's
- Worker's Compensation is paid by the Court.
- State Disability Insurance is paid by employee at 1% rate up to
$101,636 in wages.
- Deferred Compensation (457(b) Plan) is available at the
- Employee Assistance Program is paid by the Court.
- Tuition Reimbursement up to $1,200 per calendar year subject to
pre-approval and availability of funds.Retirement
ICERS - Employee/Employer contributions. Court Retirement
Contributions are at a rate of 12.80% X hourly rate X hours worked
per pay period (up to 80 hours per pay period). Court Retirement
POB is at a rate of 6.81% X hourly rate X hours worked per pay
period (up to 80 hours per pay period). Employee Retirement
Contribution is at a rate of 8.92% X hourly rate X hours worked per
pay period (up to 80 hours per pay period).
13 paid holidays per year. The Court recognizes the following
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Lincoln's Birthday
- President's Day
- Cesar Chavez Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Native American Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
01 This position requires that you 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. What is your certification number and expiration
02 List the languages you are certified in:
* Required Question
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