Website Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
$76,419 – $92,893 a year
Full Job Description
Full-time (40 hours per week), Spanish language positions currently open.
Only candidates possessing a current, valid Certificate as a “Certified Court Interpreter” issued by the Judicial Council of California on behalf of the State of California, or registered as a Court Interpreter by the Judicial Council of California on behalf of the State of California will be considered for this position.
Performs a wide variety of language interpretation activities on an assigned and as needed basis for the Superior Courts of California and for parties to proceedings, other court personnel, and the public and performs other job related duties as required. This is a single level classification. Employees in this classification perform consecutive and simultaneous interpretation of courtroom proceedings and other related interpreting services as needed. The employee may also perform sight translation (reading written texts and giving an oral translation of text).
Examples of Duties
Positions in this class may perform any or all of the below listed duties. These should be interpreted as examples of the work, and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
1. Interprets from and into English and the applicable non-English language using simultaneous and consecutive modes at court proceedings and for other court-related departments at the direction of the court.
2. Makes sight translations for the benefit of the court of documents including, but not limited to, court petitions, reports, waives, felony disposition statement forms, and other documents in court proceedings.
3. Interprets for judges, attorneys, court staff, and other court-related departments at the direction of the court.
4. Interprets between languages in court proceedings.
5. Brings to the court’s attention any items that may impede the interpreters’ performance.
6. Researches and understands legal terminology used in court and functions of the court.
7. Completes activity logs, and/or other documentation as required
Minimum Qualifications & Examples of Experience and Training
Possess and maintain a valid Certificate as a “Certified Court Interpreter” issued by the Judicial Council of California on behalf of the State of California, or registered as a Court Interpreter by the Judicial Council of California on behalf of the State of California.
Any combination of education, training and/or experience which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
English and applicable non-English grammar and vocabulary provided the source language speaker is using correct grammar and vocabulary.
Legal concepts and forensic terminology in both English and non-English language specified.
The general range of regional and cultural variations in the specified language.
Interpreter ethics and standards, as stipulated in California Rules of Court Rule, 984.4, Professional Conduct for Interpreters.
Skill and ability to:
Orally convey the meaning from and into English and the applicable non-English language by interpreting in the simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation modes, conveying the meaning accurately, not editing, summarizing, adding meaning, or omitting.
Concentrate and deliver interpreting services in a busy and fast-paced environment.
Adjust to speakers with differing voices and accents at varying rates of speed.
Interpret accurately and remain impartial including in sometimes adversarial and emotionally charged situations.
Conduct ongoing research into variations in terminology and usage of the specified language.
Use office equipment, including computer, telephone, and copiers, as required by the assignment; and transmitter and receiver equipment provided by the court for simultaneous interpretation.
Understand and adhere to California statutes, rules of court, and applicable personnel rules concerning court interpretation.
Interact professionally and cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work.
The Superior Court of California, County of Monterey offers a comprehensive benefits program including:
Some benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees and subject to eligibility requirements.
Retirement: Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS)
Holidays: 13 days per year:
Vacation: Accrues at the rate of 3.7 hours per pay period. The accrual rate increases after 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service
Sick Leave: Provides salary continuation for absence due to illness and is earned at 3.08 hours per pay period.
Educational Leave: Up to 16 hours unpaid leave per calendar year
Medical, Dental, & Vision Care: Flexible Spending Account: available benefits – medical/dental/vision, prescription drugs and dependent coverage
Life Insurance: $30,000 term life insurance policy
Interpreter Continuing Education (CIMCE): Up to $750.00 every two years subject to eligiblity requirements
Reimbursement for State Certification and Licenses subject to eligibility requirements
Deferred Compensation: A deferred compensation program is available. The above information is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Court Personnel Policies and Practices or MOU prevail over this listing.