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Sign Language Interpreter - Hourly/Intermittent POOL

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/06/23

Job Description

Sign Language Interpreter - Hourly/Intermittent POOL

Job No: 523549
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Time Varies

Job Summary

Sign language interpreters facilitate the communication and integration of deaf and hearing impaired, or otherwise disabled students and consumers (including faculty, staff, and university guests) into the classroom, other instructional settings, and into the university community either by way of American Sign language (ASL), or Signed English, Transliteration (a manual, oral or tactile system of communication.)
Key Responsibilities

  • Sign language interpreters provide communication access by conveying verbal information into a mode of communication best understood by the deaf, hearing impaired and/or otherwise disabled students, faculty, staff, and university guests.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Ability to adjust to a wide spectrum of needs and possess a high degree of linguistic, cognitive, and technical skill. Must have a general knowledge of Deaf Culture. Must be able to work across the spectrum of sign modalities, from ASL to signed English. Must possess a high level of attention to detail and accuracy; have excellent listening skills, a solid grasp of English grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation. Must possess strong receptive and expressive communication skills as well as understand the message, convey the register, tone, intent, and content of the speaker. They must be able to accurately convey information from one language to another. All interpreters should have the ability to accept an assignment with regard to skill level, topic familiarity, and diversity in consumers and settings. Ability to work effectively with consumers. Must adhere to industry-recognized Professional Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice and Confidentiality. Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with students, faculty, staff, campus officials, and guests in classroom assignments including various campus events and functions. Must have oral communication skills to communicate diplomatically and effectively with co-workers, staff, and departmental staff. Ability to work as part of a team through close collaboration with colleagues and coordinate with others. Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and maintain a positive and respectful attitude. Ability to consistently report to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position. Working knowledge of standard work practices. Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion including evidence of equity mindedness in previous experience. Experience with utilizing an equity lens in employment practices and respectful interactions with others.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Sign language interpreters are required to complete an Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or have an equivalent level of experience. * Minimum 2 years' volunteer and/or paid experience, or completion of a 4-year degree in Deaf Studies or related field.
Licenses / Certificates

National Interpreter Certification (NIC) preferred. Interpreters are required by their profession to work towards and seek various levels of professional certification that are recognized on a state and national level as being appropriate in a post-secondary setting, including but not limited to NIC Certification granted by RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf).

Division of Student Affairs

The salary range for this classification is $17.57 to $176.50 per hour.
Time Base

Hourly/intermittent, on call, temporary position for one year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.

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Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Dec 31, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.