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Court Interpreter (Spanish)

Company: Government jobs
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose

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

Knowledge of:

  • Correct oral and written usage of English and a designated second language.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Legal procedures and terminology.
  • Simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation techniques.
  • Translation of street language including slang, profanity and colloquialisms.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Code of ethics and rules of confidentiality applicable to interpreting.Ability to:
    • Interpret verbal court proceedings including questions, testimony, arguments and other audible exchanges in a court of law.
    • 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 second language.
    • 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 California.

      A valid California Class C driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Court's vehicle insurance policy.

      Additional Information

      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 essential functions.

      Physical Demands
      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.

      Mental Demands
      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.

      Work Environment
      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.

      Pay Practices
      This is an non-exempt hourly position with biweekly paydays. Medicare is paid at a rate of 1.45% by both, Court and Employee.

      Leave Provisions
      • 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 240 hours:
      • 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 expense.
          • Vision and Dental Insurance is optional and paid by the employee.
          • 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 expense.
          • 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's expense.
          • 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).

            Holidays
            13 paid holidays per year. The Court recognizes the following holidays:
            • 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 date?

              02 List the languages you are certified in:

              * Required Question

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