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Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: LIVE OAK, FL, US, 32060

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Requisition No: 367381 

Agency: Department of Corrections

Working Title: FDC- STAFF INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR - 70046046- Region II (Suwannee CI)

Position Number: 70046046 

Salary:  $45,000.02 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 10/22/2021 


Sign Language Interpreter- Region II (Suwannee CI)

Division of Facilities Mgmt. & Bldg. Const. (FMBC)

Salary: $45,000.02 annually or $1,730.77 Bi-weekly

Sign Language Interpreter- 70046046



This position provides sign language interpreting services for inmates incarcerated in Florida Department of Corrections.  Interpreting may include ASL-English, oral, modified visual field, or tactile interpreting. This employee will conduct training on deaf awareness, sign language, and communication techniques to FDC staff, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders as requested by the ADA Coordinator, Central Office as well as collaborate with FDC institutional staff to provide inmates who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind with communication services deemed necessary for FDC staff encounters. Schedules or works jointly with assigned Regional ADA Coordinator(s) and the Central Office ADA Coordinator to arrange vendor interpreters when needed; functions as the information and referral person to institutional FDC regarding interpreting services availability within the community.


  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and manually coded English.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing Florida Department of Corrections.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws that affect the provision of sign language interpreting services.
  • Knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct and other professional mandates.
  • Skill in analyzing communication modes as used by sign language users.
  • Skill in the use of adaptive technology as used by individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf/blind.
  • Ability to interpret from and into the Deaf/Hard of Hearing individual’s preferred means of communication.
  • Ability to translate spoken and written English, including medical and technical information, into sign language.
  • Ability to instruct others in basic sign language and communication tips and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Ability to add and subtract.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a sign language interpreter in a business, educational setting or social setting 
  • A valid Driver's License
  • Must be able to travel on demand within area on short notice


  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree for an accredited college or university
  • Any level credential in sign language interpreting from:
    • Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf [FRID] Quality Assurance
    • Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID)
    • Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI)
    • Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) secondary education with score of 3.5 or higher
  • Possession of a national professional sign language credential.


Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

Successful applicant must pass a background screening and fingerprinting.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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