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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter I (COF)
Job Category: Translator
Job description:  
Sign Language Interpreter I (COF)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01630

Posting Date: 02/22/2016

Closing Date: 3/10/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified Flexible Limited Benefit


Work Week: 1-19 hours per week, 8 month position

Minimum Salary: $21.94 per hour

Maximum Salary: $31.01 per hour (maximum entry $21.94 per hour)


This position is not eligible for health benefits.

Sick leave only

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide sign language interpreter services to students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have other communication disorders; assist and tutor students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from an Interpreter Training Program (ITP ) or equivalent; or Associate of Arts Degree in American Sign Language, Interpreting, or a related field and one (1) academic year of paid experience interpreting for the deaf and hard-of-hearing utilizing both receptive and expressive interpreting.

Knowledge and Abilities:


- American Sign Language and interpreting techniques
- Appropriate roles and individual responsibilities relating to interpreting for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons
- Deaf cultural values and general issues in the field of deafness
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
- Resources available to Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators in order to improve knowledge and skills
- Effective oral communication
- Modern office practices and procedures


- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
- Interpret and transliterate messages spoken by hearing people into American Sign Language
- Interpret messages signed by deaf and hard-of-hearing people into English
- Interpret moderately technical academic material utilizing moderately proficient English and/or American Sign Language (ASL ), used in classes as business, mathematics, and upper level English, on District’s skills performance evaluation examination
- Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct
- Assess individual situations to determine the needs of each deaf or hard-of-hearing student, such as language preferences or preferences in having comments voiced for him/her or voicing for himself/herself
- Attend and participate in various workshops in order to improve interpreting/transliterating skill
- Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students with disabilities
- Learn a variety of routine reception and clerical procedures
- Learn to use the variety of assistive devices/equipment used to assist students with disabilities
- Work successfully in an interpreting team in the classroom or other campus setting

Salary Grade: 42.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on March 10, 2016 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/761732. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
  • Part Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: Associate
Experience (year): 1
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93301
Post Date: 03/07/2016
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Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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