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Recruitment Details

Position Details

Recruitment Number VA816
Posting Period

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 10/25/17. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No
Working Title HOURLY INTERPRETER (Hourly Interpreter)- REPOSTED
Level/Range/Grade 0
Salary Range (From $ to $) $16.42 - $150.96 per hour (New employees should anticipate being hired between, $32.00 – $40.00 per hour, depending on education and experience).
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Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Non-Exempt
Status Temporary: (Renewable with the possibility of becoming permanent)
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Intermittent
Pay Plan 12/12 month
CBU/MOU R09 - CSUEU Technical & Support Services
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Work Schedule

Hours Per Day Varies
Days Per Week Varies
Shift Varies

Position Summary

Primary Duties

Position available for one year from date of hire with the possibility of renewal.

Under general supervision, the Hourly Interpreter provides interpreting services to facilitate communication most often in a classroom or related instructional settings and activities. Assignments may involve technical or specialized subject matter and vocabulary. Individual assignments may vary based on the specific skills of the interpreter and the needs of the students or other consumers. More difficult tasks may involve interpreting technical or specialized subject matter and vocabulary, which require using specialized signs, accommodating consumer request for varied language preferences, and interpreting fast spoken material. Specific complexity and skill factors include type of interpreting or communication system needed, difficulty or unique nature of the subject matter and vocabulary, speed of interpreting required, and number of Deaf and/or Hard-of-Hearing consumers served simultaneously.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Incumbent must possess:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • The process of interpretation.
  • The methods and techniques used in communication with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing consumers.
  • The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct.
  • The vocabulary used in the courses to which the interpreter is assigned.
  • Fluency in ASL and/or English sign system as required by the student(s) or assignment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture.

Incumbent must possess:

  • Well-developed planning and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, initiative and discretion.
  • Demonstrates collaboration skills
  • Demonstrates competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas, and instructions.

Must have the ability to:

  • Interpret in a college classroom with a minimum of 80% accuracy, and be able to sign up to 50 minutes without a break.
  • Hear spoken English and use ASL, Signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language.
  • Interpret and transliterate between both ASL and sign systems and spoken English at a speed required by the assignment, which may involve a variety of settings such as a classroom, conference, and/or one-on-one meeting.
  • Be accurate, thorough, and comprehensive in providing services.
  • Adjust to a broad range of consumer needs and preferences.
  • Adapt interpreting and transliterating skills to an academic setting.
  • Work comfortably with a wide spectrum of interpreting services which requires a high degree of linguistic, cognitive and technical skill.
  • Convey accurately the register, tone, intent, and content of the consumer’s message.
  • Relay general information accurately to the campus community about deaf services, sign language, deaf culture, and technologies used to enhance communication with hearing impaired people.
  • Work with minimal supervision, have the incentive to help develop and upgrade services to hearing impaired students, have the motivation to seek out resources to continually upgrade interpreting skills.
  • Learn unique subject matter, theories and terminology.
  • Work with students from all backgrounds representing various attitudes and value systems.
  • Maintain composure when exposed to unique situations.
  • Represent self in a professional manner.
  • Handle confidential and sensitive issues with a civil and respectful approach.
  • Work flexible hours, not necessarily regular business hours.
  • Perform assigned duties.
Required Education and/or Experience

Any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment(s) is required. Typically, sufficient interpreting training or experience require graduation from an interpreter training program and/or relevant documented interpreting experience. In addition, a wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at a postsecondary educational institution may be essential to fully comprehend and accurately interpret the concepts, language, and vocabulary used in the assigned instructional, academic, and or administrative situations.

Additional Requirements for this Position

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring a copy of their Interpreting Certificates.

Recruitment Preferences

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as it is considered a specialized skill:

  • Certification from National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NRID) or Certification from Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Completion of an interpreter training program.
  • CODA (Child of Deaf Adult).
Special Requirements
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This is considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted.
  • A valid California Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment in this position, as well as a successful completion and continued compliance of CSU Defensive Driving Course.
  • Verification of current certification, either Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), or equivalent experience.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to use hands and arms to sign fluently and able to sit for up to 50 minutes at a time without a break. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings on and off campus for meetings and events.

Work will typically be performed in an instructional academic setting such as a classroom, laboratory, or study session. Incumbent may be asked to work flexible hours, not necessarily regular business hours. This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, parents, guests, faculty and staff. May occasionally work outside and locations may include even and uneven walking surfaces, exposure to weather changes such as temperatures, humidity or precipitation.


This appointment does not include health benefits for applicants not currently employed with CSU, Chico. Benefit eligibility for on-campus employees will be reviewed based on their current benefit status.

Benefit Information

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community

Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – see

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date (posting open date) 10/11/2017
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe a situation in which you were confronted with an ethical dilemma. Identify the tenet from the Code of Professional Conduct and how you used the tenet to resolve the situation?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Applicant Documents