Sign Language Interpreter I (COF) - Kern Community College District in Bakersfield California

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Kern Community College District

Bakersfield, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

College Site

Bakersfield College

Basic Fuction

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide sign language interpreter services to students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have other communication disorders; assist and tutor students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from an Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or equivalent; or Associate of Arts Degree in American Sign Language, Interpreting, or a related field and one (1) academic year of paid experience interpreting for the deaf and hard-of-hearing utilizing both receptive and expressive interpreting.


- American Sign Language and interpreting techniques
- Appropriate roles and individual responsibilities relating to interpreting for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons
- Deaf cultural values and general issues in the field of deafness
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
- Resources available to Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators in order to improve knowledge and skills
- Effective oral communication
- Modern office practices and procedures


- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
- Interpret and transliterate messages spoken by hearing people into American Sign Language
- Interpret messages signed by deaf and hard-of-hearing people into English
- Interpret moderately technical academic material utilizing moderately proficient English and/or American Sign Language (ASL), used in classes as business, mathematics, and upper level English, on District’s skills performance evaluation examination
- Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct
- Assess individual situations to determine the needs of each deaf or hard-of-hearing student, such as language preferences or preferences in having comments voiced for him/her or voicing for himself/herself
- Attend and participate in various workshops in order to improve interpreting/transliterating skill
- Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students with disabilities
- Learn a variety of routine reception and clerical procedures
- Learn to use the variety of assistive devices/equipment used to assist students with disabilities
- Work successfully in an interpreting team in the classroom or other campus setting

Minium Salary

$21.94 per hour

Maximum Salary

$31.01 per hour (maximum entry $21.94 per hour)


It shall be the policy of the Kern Community College District that equal opportunity to seek, obtain, hold, and advance in employment in the District shall be afforded to all who qualify without discrimination because of race, color, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, and/or physical or mental disability. Appropriate qualifications for the performance of specific duties are the basic criteria for the employmentand promotion of personnel. Additional efforts will be made to recruit, develop, and to promote qualified members of groups that are underrepresented in the District workforce, even if that under-representation cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the District.If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources Department at (661) 336-5141.

Keyword Phrases

  • Sign Language Interpreter I (COF)
  • 3 campuses serving 38,000 diverse students
  • Committed to continuous quality improvement
  • Invested, Inclusive, Accountable, Focus, Committed
  • Disabled Student Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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