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DISTRICT TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER (MANDARIN/CANTONESE)(Promotional & Open Competitive)(School Y...

San Lorenzo Unified School District San Lorenzo, CA
  • Expired: September 09, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Under the direction of an assigned administrator provide written translation and oral interpretation of correspondence, forms, legal and confidential documents, letters, reports, and instructional and educational materials from English to a designated second language; serve as an interpreter for a variety of meetings, workshops, conferences and special events; provide simultaneous and consecutive interpretation.

Provide written translation and oral interpretation of correspondence, forms, legal and confidential documents, meeting minutes, letters, reports, psychological assessments, websites, and instructional and educational materials from English to a designated second language from clear copy, rough draft and oral dictation; proofread, manage terminology, edit documents and assure accuracy of translated materials.
 
Provides in person or over the phone, simultaneous, consecutive or sight interpretation for a variety of meetings, workshops, conferences, forums, and special events for personnel, parents and students; participate in translation for student Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Student Study Team (SST), Board, intakes, assessments, home visits, parent training, health, categorical programs, events and other activities as requested; provide interpretations in public, educational and other settings.
 
Assist with parents at the District Office as necessary; advise, support and assist in the training of bilingual assistants and Community Liaisons regarding correct usage of language and on specialized vocabulary needed to best support students and families.
 
Participate in parent meetings serving as an interpreter and translator of the District Bilingual program.  Provide information to the community, parents and staff regarding the services, procedures, programs, discipline, attendance and other matters as requested; refer complicated matters to appropriate administrator.
 
Assist Psychologists in translation of special education reports from English to target language; translate forms, graphs, and data sheets; translate and interpret technical terminology used; provide explanations to facilitate communications, promote understanding, and develop rapport with non-English speaking parents and students.  Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
 
Assure accurate and prompt simultaneous and consecutive interpretation services; assure accurate interpretation and translation in the District's major language(s).
 
Assure consistency and timely delivery of time-sensitive translations.
 
Maintain and ensure terminological consistency and timely delivery of time-sensitive translations.
 
Participate in special projects and conduct research as necessary.
 
Arrange and schedule appointments and meetings notifying participants, confirming dates, and preparing documents from English to target language. 
 
Assist the Human Resources Department in the administration of tests and interviews of bilingual candidates. 
 
Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software; operate simultaneous interpretation equipment; drive a vehicle to conduct work.
 
Edit and proofread final documents.
 
OTHER DUTIES:
Perform related duties as assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
 
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Extensive vocabulary and correct usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation of English and a designated second language.
Proficient oral a written communication skills in English and a designated second language
Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation techniques.
Principles of translation and multi-cultural communications and professional code of conduct for the field.
Broad knowledge of academic and special education vocabulary including subjects, educational programs and acronyms.
State and federal program mandates related to English Learner programs and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Modern office practices, equipment and procedures.
 
ABILITY TO:
Translate technical terminology used by Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Nurses, other Specialists, Teachers and Administrators.
Provide translation and/or interpretation of correspondence, forms, letters, documents, reports, and instructional and educational materials from English to a designated second language.  
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Display interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Listen to English and speak simultaneously in the designated language.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in a designated second language.
Speak in public meetings.
Understand, read and write effectively in idiomatic English and the designated foreign language.
Plan and organize work. 
Meet schedules and time lines. 
Re-read, review and edit translations.
Serve as an interpreter for a variety of meetings, workshops, conferences and special events outside of regular work hours when needed. 
Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Operate interpretation equipment, a computer and assigned software.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Work independently with little direction.
Analyze situations accurately and determine effective course of action.
 Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to: High school diploma or equivalent and three years of combined translation and interpretation experience.
 
Associate's degree in a designated second language or related field desirable.
 
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 
Valid California driver's license.
Must pass district translator and interpreter tests.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
 
ENVIRONMENT:
Office environment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Work evening or variable hours.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following:  screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application; written examination(s); qualifications appraisal oral examination; performance examination; or technical oral examination, scored on a job-related basis.  Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process.  Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations.

The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following:  screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application; written examination(s); qualifications appraisal oral examination; performance examination; or technical oral examination, scored on a job-related basis.  Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process.  Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations.

If your application is accepted to advance in this recruitment, the exam and interview dates are as follows:

Exam #1 : October 8, 2019
Exam #2 : October 15, 2019

Dates are tentative, but it is highly recommended that you plan your calendar accordingly. No Make-Up dates will be offered.

Other Important information:  The duration of the eligibility list is one (1) year unless extended by the Personnel Commission. The eligibility list from this recruitment will be used

San Lorenzo Unified School District

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San Lorenzo, CA
94580 USA