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COURT INTERPRETER (part time) - 22011986

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202

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Requisition No: 397481 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT INTERPRETER (part time) - 22011986

Position Number: 22011986 

Salary:  $27,500.00 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 07/30/2021 

Court Interpreter (Spanish and Part-Time)

$27,500.00 Annually (Certification required) 10% below if not certified.


Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, Jacksonville, Florida


Assist litigants in person, by telephone and via correspondence, providing case status information, rules of civil procedures and statutes and referrals; reviews pro se filings for judges.

Schedule hearings by determining case status.

Manages and prepares cases for court hearings.

Performs task such as composing and preparing orders, documents, forms, and correspondence maintaining record systems for efficient case management.

Maintain statistics regarding volume and types of cases handled.

Listens to speakers’ statements during court proceedings and prepares interpretations or interprets statements simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages.

Translates documents and recorded materials presented in court from a source language to a target language.

Provides interpreting services for court appointed psychological evaluations and competency evaluations.

Maintains message content, context, and style as much as possible during interpreting process.

Testifies as expert witness regarding accuracy of documents translated for court proceedings.


Ability to handle sensitive matters before the court with integrity and confidentiality.

Ability to handle multiple tasks with deadline requirements.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.

Effective use of English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to communicate clearly with coworkers, management, staff, and the public in a courteous and professional manner, both verbally and in writing.

Education and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or a closely related field.

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.

Two years of court/legal related experience.

Requires valid certificate as a certified court interpreter issued by the Florida State Courts System’s Office of the State Courts Administrator.

Applicants who are selected as court interpreters, but who are not certified at the time of court employment, shall become certified within one year of being employed in a court interpreting position.

Special Comments

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 $25,000 term life insurance.  For more information on the benefits available to State of Florida employees visit:

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.

In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.  All employees of the Florida State Courts System are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete online state employment application at the People First State of Florida Jobs website for State Courts System including a cover letter and resume.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

For assistance with using the People First System contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735.

For additional information contact Debra Marchant at 904-255-1022

To learn more about the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida visit its website

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, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.

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

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.

Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-955-8771.


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: Jacksonville