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COURT INTERPRETER - 22012016

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL, US, 34986

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Requisition No: 465285 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT INTERPRETER - 22012016

Position Number: 22012016 

Salary:  $55,000.00 Annually (10% less if not certified by the Florida State Court System's Court Interpreter 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2021 

*Previous applicants are still being reconsidered and do not need to re-apply.

 

DESCRIPTION

The essential function of the position within the organization is to interpret legal proceedings for non-English speaking and/or hearing-impaired persons to ensure due process. The position is responsible for interpreting the spoken or written word from a source language to a target language and translating court evidence to a target language. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures. Under supervision, Court Interpreters perform a wide variety of language interpretation activities on an assigned and as-needed basis for the 19th Judicial Circuit Courts. Incumbents perform duties as an interpreter for courtroom and other legal proceedings, which may include, but are not limited to, arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial conferences, and court trials.

Primary responsibilities include: (1) Interpreting the spoken and written word from and into English and Spanish languages; (2) Translation and Documentation; (3) Research and Development; (4) Performs other duties as assigned.

Multiple vacancies will be filled from this advertisement.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or a closely related field.
  • Two years of court/legal related experience.
  • Valid certificate as a Certified Court Interpreter issued by the Florida State Courts System’s Office of the State Courts Administrator is required. Applicants who are selected as court interpreters, but who are not certified at the time of court employment, must become certified within one year of being employed in a court interpreting position. The one-year requirement may be modified by the board on a case-by-case basis, if necessary, only in exceptional circumstances. See Fla. R. Court. Interp. 14.205(c).
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Must read and write both Spanish and English language with proficiency.
  • Interpreters are required to be familiar with the Florida Rules for Certification and Regulation of Spoken Language Interpreters and must adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct.
  • This position reports to work in St Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties so candidates must be able and willing to travel to multiple counties and locations on a regular basis.
  • Must complete a State of Florida orientation program and obtain state certification within one year of being employed as a Court Interpreter. See Interpreter Rules, located here:

FLORIDA-RULES-FOR-CERTIFICATION-AND-REGULATION-OF-INTERPRETERS.pdf (flcourts.org) - https://www.flcourts.org/content/download/216676/file/FLORIDA-RULESFOR-CERTIFICATION-AND-REGULATION-OF-INTERPRETERS.pdf.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who already possess a valid Certified Court Interpreter designation issued by the Florida State Courts System, Office of the State Courts Administrator, as defined in Rule 14.205. Applicants who hold the Provisionally Approved designation as defined in Rule 14.215 will be considered; however, if selected for the position, Interpreter must become certified within one year of being employed in a court interpreter position pursuant to Rule 14.205(c).

SPECIAL COMMENTS

The Florida State Court System is a criminal justice agency. 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 Court System are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

HOW TO APPLY

All information must be submitted through email to denskip@circuit19.org. This includes a cover letter, resume, and a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

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

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (772) 807-4370 (OPTION 6).

For more information about the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, please visit the Court’s Employment webpage at https://www.circuit19.org/about-courts/employment-opportunities.

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: Port Saint Lucie