Staff ASL Interpreter (Multiple Positions)

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

Working Title: Staff ASL Interpreter

Classification Title: Interpreter II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, June 9, 2024 @ 11:55pm PDT

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

Under general supervision, the Interpreter II is distinguished from the Interpreter I by performing more complex assignments requiring a combination of higher levels of training, skills, certification, and experience. Assignments for the Interpreter II often involve high levels of interactive discussions requiring the interpreter to rapidly switch between spoken English and sign language or manual sign system and vice versa. These assignments may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Advanced level or highly complex classes requiring significant and rapid interaction using highly technical or specialized subject matter and vocabulary.
• Discussion situations in classrooms, conferences and workshops involving advanced and/or complex topics requiring significant sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign translations; and,
• More complex interpreting situations such as conferences, workshops, seminars, theatrical, and/or other platform settings where multiple consumers, including students, faculty and staff are served simultaneously.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,090 per month - $6,400 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

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 

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. 
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Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities:
In addition to the knowledge required of the Interpreter I, both skill/pay levels of the Interpreter II require 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 the Interpreter I, both skill levels of the 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, wide acquaintance with academic higher education through attendance at or graduation from a four- year 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 a variety of settings usually are 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 

Knowledge and Abilities:
  1. Working knowledge of the process on interpretation; ASL and/or English sign system as required by the student(s) or the assignment;
  2. Working knowledge of the methods and techniques used in communicating with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing consumers;
  3. Working knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) code of professional conduct;
  4. Working knowledge of the vocabulary used in the courses to which the Interpreter is assigned;
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture.
  6. Ability to hear spoken English and use ASL, Signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language;
  7. Ability to 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;
  8. Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
  9. Ability to adapt terminology, language, instruction, concept, theory and emotion to convey all aspects of the lecture, teaching material, and experiences.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationship with students, professors/staff, colleagues, and Deaf/Hard-of Hearing Services Coordinator and follow the Code of Professional Conduct.
  11. Knowledge of various manual communication modes: ASL, Signed English, and/or manual codes, and oral and tactile interpreting.
  12. Possession of AA degree in Interpreting Preparation Program or equivalent;
  13. 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.
  14. Ability to perform in highly interactive situations such as discussion, workshops, seminars, and planform settings, and handle unique subject matter, theories, and terminology and team with interpreters and/or real-time captioners.
  15. Possession of RID Certification or EIPA 4 or above

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Knowledge of Deaf culture and rapport with the Deaf community.
  2. Knowledge of RID Code of Professional Conduct.
  3. Ability and knowledge to mentor other interpreters.
  4. Word processing and spreadsheet skills for lexicons and schedule/timesheet records.
  5. Completion of upper division coursework and/or BA/BS degree preferred.
  6. Extensive experience in educational interpreting in university level curriculum.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

  • Possession of RID Certification or EIPA 4 or above

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

As part of the application form, you will be prompted to answer a brief questionnaire.

You will also be prompted to upload your RID Certification or EIPA 4 or above.

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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