The U.S. District Court is currently recruiting for a Court Interpreter.
The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
- Provides simultaneous and consecutive interpretation,
and sight translation services for in-court proceedings (trials, hearings,
etc.) by transferring the message from English to a language other than
English and from a language other than English to English. Prepare for
court proceedings, including reading case files and conducting terminology
research, as necessary.
- Prepares written translations of a variety
of materials for the court, as well as for the Probation Office, ranging
from general correspondence to the court from defendants and/or family
members, to complex legal documents from other countries; prepares
transcriptions of wiretap recordings and witness statements when needed;
and certifies the accuracy of interpretations of depositions that have
been videotaped and introduced into evidence.
- Provides interpreting services nation-wide
as part of the Telephone Interpreting Program. This responsibility entails
scheduling the events, providing the service and updating the national
- Must have the ability to remain impartial
at all times.
- Other responsibilities include assisting
the Probation Officers as well as members of the Bar in conducting
interviews with their non-English speaking clients and providing
assistance to the Spanish-speaking public.
- The staff interpreter will perform other
duties, such as clerical work, as assigned.
Must have a BS/BA degree and have successfully
completed the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination (FCICE) and
be federally certified by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts for Spanish/English.
Minimum of 3 years of court interpreter experience is also required. Salary is
$114,286 w/ full benefits.
To see specific position requirements, benefit information and the application
process, visit the careers tab on www.casd.uscourts.gov for the entire vacancy announcement.
Closing date for this position is March 8, 2018.
Location/Region: San Diego, CA