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Spanish Language Court Interpreter

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Position may require some travel. Conflict of Interest: -- As this is a salaried position, the successful candidate and any business or corporation in which he/she materially participates may not undertake to bill separately for services provided to the Office of the Executive Secretary from the date of full-time employment. -- From the date of employment, successful candidates must discontinue any on-going business relationship(s) with regular parties to cases in the venues where the interpreter will be providing service. -- Judicial System employees are governed by the Rules of Conduct. A successful candidate would have no existing conflicts of interest at the date of hire. A conflict of interests arises when an employee knows that he, she, or a family or household member might be so personally or financially affected by a matter that a reasonable person with knowledge of relevant facts would question the employee’s ability properly to perform official duties in an impartial manner. State application, resume and cover letter required. STATE APPLICATION MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. Applicants must apply online. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the filling of the position. No phone calls or e-mails regarding application status. The Virginia Judicial System is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodations for an interview should request this in advance. All candidates are subject to a criminal history background check before being offered employment.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Spanish Language Court Interpreter
Role Title Non-Classified
Job Open Date 09/08/2017
Job Close Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.
Agency Supreme Court of Virginia (111)
Agency Website www.courts.state.va.us
Location Fairfax County - 059
Sublocation
Position Number 13736
Job Posting Number 1029032
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference Yes
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band UG
Job Description

The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of Spanish Language Court Interpreter. Staff Interpreters report directly to the Foreign Language Services Coordinator of the Department of Judicial Services. The primary obligation of the Staff Interpreter is to overcome language barriers so that non English-speaking parties will have meaningful access to justice and suffer no advantage or disadvantage as compared to English-speaking defendants and other parties to legal proceedings.

This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, deferred compensation and short- and long-term disability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include, but are not limited to:
— Interpreting using simultaneous and consecutive modes at court proceedings and rendering language assistance in any situation arising from legal cases in the courthouse or as needed by the limited English proficient public.

— Translations (both sight and written).

— Collaborate and cooperate with other members of the team and share information with contract interpreters as needed.

— Accurately complete daily activity logs, calendars, regular reports, or other documentation as required.

— Participate in research and other projects designed to increase the scope, quality and depth of services provided by the program.

— Support other program locations, as needed.

— Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

— Court interpreter certification based on the three components of the Virginia Court Interpreter Certification program administered by the Office of the Executive Secretary or an equivalent test by a member of the Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification (must have passed all components at a level equivalent to Virginia standards), or court interpreter certification from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) of the U.S. Courts.

— Must be able to be appointed by judicial officials in program courts.

— Extensive, current experience interpreting in a court setting and proof of continuing education in court interpretation, translation skills a plus.

— Staff interpreter experience, preferred.

— Proven computer skills.

— Excellent written English skills.

— Must be familiar with the nuances of language, and legal systems, and cultural differences in the countries where both the source and target languages are spoken, and demonstrate continued work toward enhancing such knowledge.

— Thorough knowledge of Virginia interpreting guidelines and canons of professional conduct.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position may require some travel.

Conflict of Interest:

— As this is a salaried position, the successful candidate and any business or corporation in which he/she materially participates may not undertake to bill separately for services provided to the Office of the Executive Secretary
from the date of full-time employment.

— From the date of employment, successful candidates must discontinue any on-going business relationship(s) with regular parties to cases in the venues where the interpreter will be providing service.

— Judicial System employees are governed by the Rules of Conduct. A successful candidate would have no existing conflicts of interest at the date of hire. A conflict of interests arises when an employee knows that he, she, or a family or household member might be so personally or financially affected by a matter that a reasonable person with knowledge of relevant facts would question the employee’s ability properly to perform official duties in an impartial manner.

State application, resume and cover letter required.

STATE APPLICATION MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

Applicants must apply online. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the filling of the position. No phone calls or e-mails regarding application status.

The Virginia Judicial System is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodations for an interview should request this in advance. All candidates are subject to a criminal history background check before being offered employment.

Contact Information

Name Alicia Thomas
Phone NO PHONE CALLS OR E-MAILS REGARDING APPLICATION STATUS.
Fax
Email We do not accept documents via mail or email; you must apply online in order to be considered. athomas@vacourts.gov
Address

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you certified or eligible for certification in Virginia?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents