The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is currently seeking certified Spanish language court interpreters for the Superior Court, to provide interpreting and translating services in all court sessions and other matters, as assigned by the program manager. The preferred candidates are required to have passed the written and the oral certification exam provided by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), Council of Language Access Coordinators (CLAC), or possess the Court Interpreter Certification from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Applicants must submit documentation of certification at the time of the application.
Information regarding certification requirements and reciprocity can be found at https://jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/interpreter.htm Interpreting and translating assignments may be in courtrooms or other locations, such as arraignment holding rooms, in support of court operations. These assignments may also be in court proceedings, trials, hearings, arraignments, or ex-parte matters. Although incumbents may perform routine interpreting or translating tasks, they may be assigned to complex, high profile or critically important cases.
Starting salary $56,080 – plus State of Connecticut benefits.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and written language proficiency with college-level vocabulary in English and Spanish; successfully passing the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and fulfillment of all program requirements of such program by a date to be determined; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer usage skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Three years of experience interpreting and translating into and from Spanish as primary responsibility. Incumbents must have passed the oral portion of the Consortium for State Court Interpreters Certification program and to have fulfilled all program requirements of that program by a date to be determined by Superior Court, or hold the court interpreter certification from the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts. Candidates will be required to pass a written examination.
Special Requirement: Incumbents will be required to travel in the course of their daily work.
Applications must be received by October 13, 2020.
Please reference posting number #20-1000-088