Court Interpreter - Spanish
Company: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Full-time (40 hours per week), Spanish language positions
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
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.
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.
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
Interprets for judges, attorneys, court staff, and other
court-related departments at the direction of the court.
Interprets between languages in court proceedings.
Brings to the court's attention any items that may impede the
Researches and understands legal terminology used in court and
functions of the court.
- Completes activity logs, and/or other documentation as
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:Knowledge of:
- English and applicable non-English grammar and vocabulary
provided the source language speaker is using correct grammar and
- Legal concepts and forensic terminology in both English and
non-English language specified.
- The general range of regional and cultural variations in the
- Interpreter ethics and standards, as stipulated in California
Rules of Court Rule, 984.4, Professional Conduct for
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,
- Concentrate and deliver interpreting services in a busy and
- 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
- Understand and adhere to California statutes, rules of court,
and applicable personnel rules concerning court
- Interact professionally and cooperatively with those contacted
in the course of work.
Keywords: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, Salinas , Court Interpreter - Spanish, Other , Salinas, California
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