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Senior Language Translator Interpreter (Spanish)

San Bernardino City Unified School District Personnel Commission San Bernardino, CA
  • Posted: January 22, 2020
  • Full-Time
To serve in a lead role in the performance of a wide variety of language translation and interpretation work in support of various District programs, to and from English and a designated language and provide a variety of assistance to management.
Receives general supervision from a classified or certificated member of management. Exercises no supervision.
Provides training, guidance, orientation, and direction to the Language Translator/Interpreter. Provides technical and functional supervision of Language Translator Interpreter staff, as needed or in the absence of the Communications Director, Communications Officer, or Multimedia Manager.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Reads, translates, and types text, correspondence, instructional materials and more complex and technical documents.
  • Trains, orients, and edits the work of other employees, and follows up to ensure completion of jobs.
  • Reviews translated materials submitted by District personnel and other Language Translator Interpreter(s) and edits for accuracy of meaning, content, and intent, grammar, spelling, and syntax to ensure quality and uniformity.
  • Provide simultaneous, consecutive interpretation services for a variety of meetings, workshops, conferences, and special events, some of which may include working evenings and weekends.
  • Provide oral interpretation during formal meetings and written translation services, including correspondence, forms, technical manuals, and other instructional and educational materials primarily from English to a designated language.
  • Provides assistance to school sites and departments by reviewing translations performed by site or department personnel.
  • Schedules and conducts workshops/in service opportunities for select District staff, develops training materials and interactive exercises on best practices, and refers District personnel to available resources related to interpreting and translating.
  • Contacts District schools and offices to establish priorities regarding deadlines, formats, and to resolve problems related to translation/interpretation services and other needs of the requester.
  • Participates in the prioritizing, coordination, and assignment of translation/interpretation projects.
  • Reviews and approves translation materials prior to release.
  • Answers and receives telephone calls, greets and assists visitors, respond to inquiries regarding District translation and interpretation services and provides general information and assistance to callers and visitors.
  • Translates and assists in the composition of written and oral communications, such as speeches, press releases, District notices and online content to convey information in accordance with District policies and procedures.
  • Types verbatim translations and types idiomatic translation considering the type of material and readers' viewpoints.
  • Determines the most accurate shades of meaning and makes corrections as needed.
  • Performs special projects and provides services to Districtwide committees, task forces, and panels.
  • Identifies equipment needs and obtains equipment, as appropriate.
  • Performs job related duties as assigned for ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work  unit.
Three (3) years of recent (within the past 5 years) paid experience composing, editing, and translating materials in English and a designated language.
Three (3) years of recent (within the past 5 years) paid experience providing simultaneous oral interpretation during group meetings and in one-to-one situations.
An associate's degree or sixty (60) semester units of course work from an accredited college or university. Coursework in a designated language, desirable.
(SUBSTITUTION: Two (2) additional years of translating and interpreting experience may substitute for the required college level coursework.)
High school graduation or the equivalent.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/REGISTRATIONS (At time of appointment and during employment)
A valid California driver license and auto liability insurance.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Senior Language Translator Interpreter serves as a lead, training and providing direction to lower-level personnel, provides District wide oral and written translation and interpretation services and translates difficult  and complex material.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Certain positions in this classification require attendance at district meetings held in the evening or weekends, to perform interpreting duties.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/REGISTRATIONS: A valid California driver license and auto liability insurance.

RECRUITMENT TYPE: OPEN & PROMOTIONAL (Only for internal employees)

ADDITIONAL SALARY INFORMATION: This is a  non-exempt position, Regular Classified Salary Range 39A.  The probationary period for employees in this classification is 6 months.
APPLICATIONS: Following closing of recruitment, no additional application material or information will be accepted.
BENEFITS: PERS Retirement; Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave.  Benefits based on a 40-hour workweek, 8 hours per day.
THE EXAMINATION: Qualified applicants will be notified of the time and place of the examination.
Written examination.  WEIGHT: 100%
Applicants must achieve a passing score in each part of the examination process in order to be placed on the eligibility list.
The proposed examination parts may be changed at any time following close of recruitment. Candidates will be notified in accordance with Personnel Commission Rules.
Only online applications submitted via will be accepted.  Computer access available at the Personnel Commission office.  This eligibility list will be active for a period of one (1) year.

Fingerprinting, drug and tuberculosis testing is required of all successful candidates new to the district.

District employees and external applicants must submit the required proof of education with the application by uploading copies of high school diploma, GED certification (or equivalent), transcripts (official or unofficial), or college degree(s).  If proof of education is already in your Applicant Master Record, it does not need to be re-submitted.  To verify, please log into Applicant Master Record via the following link:
If the required proof of education is not attached to the application or not found in the Applicant Master Record, you will be disqualified.  All required experience must be clearly indicated in the "Work Experience" section of the application.  Resumes will not be considered.

Closing Date: February 18, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. PST
Employment Type: Most positions work 8 hours/12 months

San Bernardino City Unified School District Personnel Commission

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