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Job Opening Information Educational Interpreter (FT/10M)

Job Number
2022-153
Application Deadline
12/10/2021
Position Start Date
1/3/2022

Position Title
Educational Interpreter (FT/10M)
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
$26,787 – $28,547
Job Description

Location:     Special Education – Farnsworth MS @ Guilderland CSD

The work involves facilitating the translation of verbal communication for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students.   An incumbent is responsible for interpreting presentations, instructions, and assignments in a variety of settings, both sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign.  Direct supervision is received from the assigned school district or BOCES supervisor.  Does related work as required.

Responsibilities:

  1. Receives verbal communication and interprets for students who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing.
  2. Receives sign language communication from students who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing.
  3. Provides fluent American Sign Language interpretation for seminars, classes, examinations, meetings, conferences, etc.
  4. Thorough knowledge of American Sign Language.
  5. Thorough knowledge of the English language.
  6. Good knowledge of the communication problems confronting the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing population within mainstream environments.
  7. Skill in sign language.
  8. Skill in receptive, expressive, and reverse interpreting.
  9. Ability to facilitate the successful completion of the communication process for students who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing.
  10. Ability to understand verbal communication and express this communication to the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing using motor communication skills.
  11. Ability to understand and express both verbal and manual language.
  12. Ability to define abstract ideas into understandable manual language.
  13. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  14. Patience, endurance, professionalism and sound judgment.
  15. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Civil Service Title
Educational Interpreter
Job Qualifications

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in an Interpreter Education Program or closely related field; OR,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in an Interpreter Education Program or closely related field and two (2) years of experience interpreting for the deaf/hard-of-hearing; OR,
C. Possession of a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience interpreting for the deaf/hard-of-hearing plus completion of at least one (1) college-level course in American Sign Language.

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service.  Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law.  The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Application Procedure

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Job Category
Clerical/Support Staff Positions
Job Location
Capital District Region

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