Hourly Interpreter - Pool

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Time Varies, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Hourly Interpreter

Classification Title: Hourly Interpreter

Posting Details 

This is a Pool recruitment. This recruitment will remain open and be filled on a continuous basis.

Note to Applicants: This position will work on-site at the Sacramento State campus.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Interpret for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Deaf-Blind students in: classrooms, lectures, labs, assigned course activities, placements, internships; in meetings with other academic departments, advisors, professors, university platform situations, telephone interpreting for academically related needs; provide limited mobility assistance for Deaf-Blind students, if needed.

FLSA: Hourly Intermittent/Non-Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Range: $50.00 per hour - $59.65 per hour commensurate with education, certification, and experience

CSU Classification Salary Range: $18.45 per hour - $185.33 per hour

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Temporary

Time Base: Hourly-Intermittent 

Pay Plan: Hourly

Work Hours: Hours will vary according to the needs of the department. This position will work on-site at the Sacramento State campus.

Department Information 

The Disability Access Center (DAC) offers a wide range of accommodation services that ensure students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to pursue their educational goals. 
Working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, DAC provides campus-wide consultation and serves as a primary information resource on disability-related issues to the campus community. 
For more information, visit:

Minimum Qualifications 

Assignments vary in type and extent of knowledge and abilities in terms of subject matter and vocabulary required, but common requirements include the following knowledge, abilities, and background:
Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the process on interpretation; ASL and/or English sign system as required by the student(s) or the assignment; the methods and techniques used in communicating with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing consumers; the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct; the vocabulary used in the courses to which the Interpreter is assigned; and a demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Ability to hear spoken English and use ASL, Signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language; interpret and transliterate between the ASL and sign systems and spoken English at a speed required by the assignment, which may involve a variety of settings such as a classroom, conference, and/or one-on-one meeting; and work with students from diverse backgrounds.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment(s) is required. Typically, sufficient interpreting training or experience requires graduation from an interpreter training program and/or relevant documented interpreting experience. In addition, a wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at a post-secondary educational institution may be essential to fully comprehend and accurately interpret the concepts, language, and vocabulary used in the assigned instructional, academic, and/or administrative situations.

Required Qualifications

  1. Possession of AA degree in Interpreting Preparation Program or equivalent.
  2. Knowledge of various manual communication modes: ASL, Signed English, and/or manual codes, and oral and tactile interpreting.
  3. Extensive experience in educational interpreting in university level curriculum.
  4. Ability to interpret in a variety of activities such as classroom, lecture, lab, field trips, internships; mobility assistance for Deaf-Blind students, meetings with academic departments, professors, advisors, and student group work.
  5. Ability to perform in highly interactive situations such as discussion, workshops, seminars, and platform settings, and handle unique subject matter, theories and terminology and team with interpreters and/or real-time captioners.
  6. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
Condition of Employment
  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Completion of upper division coursework and/or BA/BS degree.
  2. Possession of RID or EIPA 4 or above for salary range II eligibility.
  3. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain rapport with the Deaf community.
  4. Ability and knowledge to mentor other interpreters.
  5. Word processing and spreadsheet skills for lexicons and schedule/timesheet records preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Possession of RID and/or NAD and/or equivalent skills certificates as specified in the classification:

  • RID certificate in either interpretation or transliteration and/or NAD Level 3 (level 4 preferred) for IIA
  • RID certificates in both interpretation and/or transliteration and/or NAD Level 4 (level 5 preferred) for IIB

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Proof of Licensure/Certification(s) 

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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