Date:  Apr 19, 2024


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Requisition No: 808788 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT INTERPRETER - 22010583

Position Number: 22010583 

Salary:  $73,205.76 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2024 


Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; West Palm Beach, Florida


Job Description

Serve as the official interpreter and Spanish translator on a daily basis for hearing, non-jury trials, and jury trials for non-English speaking defendants, witnesses and victims. 


Examples of Work Performed


Translate forms and documents utilized in court proceedings. 

Perform office related duties.

Input data into computer from daily reports.

Participate in workshops for court interpreters.

Train or observe freelance contractual interpreter.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Training Guidelines


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or a closely related field.


Two years of court or legal related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


Must possess a valid Florida Court Interpreter Certification issued by the Florida State Courts System. Please upload to application – Office of the State Court Administrator: or


Must have achieved passage of a state certification examination form another State equivalent and in accordance with the Florida Rules for Certification and Regulation of Court Interpreter requirements; or


Federal courts certificate issued by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and whose name appears on the registry of federally certified interpreters.


Additional relevant experience may substitute for college education on a year-for-year basis.




Working knowledge and understanding of simultaneous, consecutive, sight and tape translation techniques and procedures.

Working knowledge and understanding of the court system.  

Working knowledge of the Administrative Office of the Courts’ operations, policies, practices, and procedures.  

Ability to fluently speak read and write in Spanish and English. 

Requires a valid certificate as a certified court interpreter.


Special Comments


*Salary includes competitive area differential (CAD) pay of $304.58 monthly.


Opened Until Filled; applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Multiple positions in multiple locations to be filled.


Please submit application electronically.


The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance.


The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.


How to Apply


For additional information and to apply visit the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website at


Submit the online electronic application that is located on the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit job advertisement, click apply.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Application must be received before the position is filled.


Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.


For additional information about the job advertised contact Justin Forest by phone at 561-355-4595.


The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex or gender, religion or creed, national origin, age, marital status, genetic, disability, or political opinions or affiliations.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator by mail at Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; or by phone at 561-355-4380.

Persons using a TTY or TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: Voice is 1-800-955-8770, TDD is 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE is 711.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami