ASL/English Interpreter

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: ASL/English Interpreter  

Classification Title: Interpreter II (D) (10/12 Pay Plan)

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 21st @ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

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

Interpreting spoken or signed communication (English-American Sign Language); employing voice-to-sign and signto-
voice interpretation to assist Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing professionals and their colleagues to participate fully in
academic and related functions. Provides high-level interpreting services in complex situations such as advanced-level
classes, meetings, discussions, seminars, conferences, and/or various platform settings. Services may involve highly
technical or specialized subject matter that requires higher levels of skill and more advanced and fluent interpreting

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,090 per month - $6400 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,090 per month - $10,708 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  9

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time (10 months)

Pay Plan: 10-month position working from August to May 

Work Hours: 40 hours a week commitment with flexibility inclusive of some nights and weekends

Department Information

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities:
In addition to the knowledge required of Interpreter I, both skill/pay levels of Interpreter II require a thorough
knowledge of the interpreting process, demonstrated understanding of the special communication needs of Deaf or
Hard-of-Hearing consumers, comprehensive understanding of Deaf Culture, working knowledge of platform
interpreting techniques; working knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in a variety of
subjects; and specific knowledge of specialized vocabulary and techniques used in interpreting professional and
technical subject matter.
In addition to the abilities required for Interpreter I, both skill levels of Interpreter II must be able to interpret
effectively at a level that requires using unique terminology and language, effectively shift between ASL or a manual
sign system to spoken English and vice versa in highly interactive situations, such as discussions, workshops,
seminars and platform settings; interpret difficult and complex terms, concepts, ideas and emotions; learn unique
subject matter, theories, and terminology; provide accurate, thorough, and comprehensive services; and be
responsive to students’ communication needs and preferences.
Education and Experience:
Generally, a wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a fouryear
college or university may be essential to provide interpreting services at a level required for the position
assignments. In addition, two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in various settings are usually
needed to perform at the level required for position assignments.
Certification Requirements:
The following certifications are required for each of the two skill levels within this classification:
Salary Range B:
Incumbents must possess and maintain skills certification in both interpreting and transliteration from RID or
possess and maintain NIC Advanced (National Interpreter Certification) certification issued by the National Registry
of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification.

Required Qualifications 

1. Must have any combination of formal training and relevant documented interpreting experience that
    demonstrates assurance of the skills appropriate for the level of the assignment. Such a combination of
    experience and training should be equivalent to those prescribed in one of the following required
    certifications: RID (CI or CT) or NAD (Levels 4-5 only), and NIC (Certified, Advanced, or Master).
2. Must be able to hear spoken English and use ASL to generate language effectively; interpret and transliterate
     between both ASL 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 consumers from diverse backgrounds.
3. Ability to balance multiple auditory and visual demands simultaneously;
4. Possess thorough knowledge of the interpreting process in an academic and professional setting;
5. Demonstrate understanding of the communication needs of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing individuals;
6. Possess a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Deaf Culture;
7. Possess extensive knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and basic information in academic settings and
    on various subjects;
8. Knowledge of specialized vocabulary and techniques used in interpreting professional and technical subject
9. Professional decorum and ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to the ethical standards outlined in
    the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct;
10. Demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity to individuals from diverse groups, such as LGBTQ,
     underrepresented minorities, and different religious backgrounds and abilities;
11. Possess the vocabulary used in the courses and meetings/activities to which the interpreter is assigned;
12. Ability to deliver culturally competent interpreting, adapting to diverse cultural contexts within the Deaf and
     Hard-of-Hearing community for accurate and respectful communication at cultural events;
13. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and
      constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
14. Possession of RID (CI or CT) or NAD (Levels 4-5 only), and NIC (Certified, Advanced, or Master) or
            equivalent, to include EIPA.
Condition of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

15. Acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a four-year college
     or university is desired. In addition, two years of relevant documented interpreting experience in various
      academic settings is desired.
16. Ability to work well with other ASL interpreters and Deaf/Hard -of-Hearing individuals to accept real-time
      feedback or pre/post assignments.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Possession of RID (CI or CT) or NAD (Levels 4-5 only), and NIC (Certified, Advanced, or Master) or
equivalent, to include EIPA.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter and American Sign Language (ASL) introduction video.

Instructions: Submit a video (under 5 minutes) via an unlisted YouTube link. The video should be signed in American Sign Language (ASL) and include an introduction, your interest in the position and a discussion of your experiences. Address your personal and professional growth and your experiences with diverse Deaf communities.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and 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.

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.

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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, 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

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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. 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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