Job Description

Pay Grade:                         4135

Position Control:                3138

Department:                        Translation Services

Accountable To:                 Translations Coordinator

FLSA Status:                       Nonexempt

Starting Salary:                  $12.70

Creation/Revision Date:   July 19, 2018

Summary:

In general, incumbent(s) provides interpretation between parents, community members, and school personnel. Incumbent(s) translates education-related documents and maintains specialized glossary.

Essential Functions:

  • Translates education-related documents including forms, urgent communications to parents, notices of medical matters, legal and confidential matters, handbooks, advisories, surveys, school newsletters, and other District materials.  
  • Provides consecutive interpretation between staff and parents in school meetings including Individual Education Plan (IEP), Multi-Disciplinary Conferences (MDC), parent/teacher conferences, and other conferences that occur between parents, community members and school personnel to enable them to participate in the process.
  • Performs clerical duties such as answering telephone calls, greeting visitors, answering general questions, opening and sorting mail, creating purchase order requisitions, and verifying and preparing invoices and stipends for payment.
  • Makes copies and maintains filing system for translated materials and temporary employee pool.
  • Edits translations performed by other District employees.       Assists in training of District employees and consultants that perform translation services for schools.
  • Creates and maintains databases with information on temporary employee pool including evaluation results, hours worked, training status, and other related data.
  • Creates and maintains databases with information on temporary employee pool including evaluation results, hours worked, training status, and other related data.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Required Qualifications:

To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. Verification of these required qualifications is necessary.

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) prior to being hired;
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and target language.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.

  • Two years of translating in an education related system;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a target language, translations, and/or international studies.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:

  • Understanding education terminology;
  • Understanding due process terminology;
  • Knowing connotations within English and specified language;
  • Demonstrating fluency in specified language to enable interpretation/explanation of concepts as well as translation;
  • Operating headset and speaker equipment;
  • Demonstrating the ability in specified language that exceeds conversational level enabling constituency with limited English language ability to participate fully in the identified process;
  • Operating various computer software programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



Primary Location: Communications & Public Engagement

Shift Type: Full & Part-time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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