Current Job Opportunity:
Date: January 24, 2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: 11742
Position Title: Certified Court Interpreter
Job Location : Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Tavares, Florida
Salary Range : $3,438.98 - $6,534.06 (Monthly*)
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to interpret legal proceedings for non-English speaking or hearing impaired persons to ensure due process. The position is responsible for interpreting the spoken or written word from a source language to a target language, translating court evidence to a target language, testifying as an expert witness regarding accuracy of translated documents or tapes, and collecting statistical data. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures.
How to Apply:
Submit a current, complete and original State of Florida application. A link to a writable version of the form is provided below:
And submit verification of required State Courts System Court Interpreter Certification (i.e., copy of valid certificate) to:
Human Resources Consultant
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, FL 32778
Education and Training Guidelines:
Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or a closely related field.
- Two years of court/legal related experience.
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required:
Requires valid certificate as a certified court interpreter issued by the Florida State Courts System’s Office of the State Courts Administrator.
Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.
Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion; persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.
Reads scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents; writes complex translations; makes presentations to professional groups.
Complexity of Work:
Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as recording equipment, computer or telephone.
Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.
An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.