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Interpreter II (8744)

Interpreter II (JID 8744)
College of Education/Deaf Studies
Part Time / $3554 – $6849/month (PTE)

CSUN’s Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor’s degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the College

For more information about the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, see: https://www.csun.edu/eisner-education

About the Department

For more information about the Department of Deaf Studies, see: https://www.csun.edu/eisner-education/deaf-studies

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Interpreter II facilitates the integration or Deaf professionals in a wide spectrum or settings by interpreting the spoken or signed communication (English -American Sign Language). The incumbent works in settings like advanced or highly complex instructional classes, meetings, discussions, seminars, conferences, workshops, theatrical performances, platform settings, and other university or academic-related events/activities; provides services which involve highly complex or specialized subject matter and vocabulary that requires a high degree of linguistic, cognitive, and technical skill in order to accurately adapt the terminology, language, concept, theory, and emotion to fully convey all aspects or the experience; assists the Lead and the Department Chair by providing direction to hourly intermittent interpreters and with coordination of interpreting tasks and services for the department including monitoring work quality and assigning and scheduling interpreters, arranging for substitutes as needed; assists with ongoing professional development; and performs other duties as assigned.


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. Equivalent or 1,200 hours or paid interpreting experience and equivalent to some coordination experience performing light office duties including but not limited to coordination, scheduling, assessment, etc., preferred

Certification Requirements:

Incumbents must possess and maintain skills certification in either interpreting or transliteration as issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or possess and maintain NIC (National Interpreter Certification) certification issued by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or comparable certification.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

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. Ability to hear spoken English and use ASL, Signed English, and/or another manual sign system to effectively generate language. 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.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $3554 – $7721 (PTE) per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3554 – $6849 (PTE), dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Part-Time; 30 hours per week; Monday through Friday. May include some evenings and weekends.


This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

Application Period

Applications received through February 17, 2020, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.


The person holding this position may be considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
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