Salary: $16.60-$20.27 hourly / $2,888-$3,525 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, performs literal and general
interpretation and translation from English to a specified foreign
language and vice versa in a support capacity to attorneys,
investigators, and other legal staff; performs miscellaneous
clerical work; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from the
class of Court Interpreter by the fact that it does not require
State certification and by the fact that incumbents do not interpret
for court proceedings. It is further distinguished from the class of
Court Interpreter Aide in that incumbents work under less
supervision, do not interpret for court proceedings, and are not
expected to obtain State certification as a Court Interpreter.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. 1. Interprets simultaneously and consecutively during interviews
and field investigations involving attorneys, investigators,
clients, and witnesses; translates documents and legal forms for use
by clients, witnesses, or other staff; translates and composes
correspondence; assists other staff with interpretation and
translation in daily public contact.
2. 2. May perform clerical and other duties in a back-up capacity,
including: taking telephone calls from non-English speakers,
processing routine legal forms, and serving subpoenas.
1. Completion of a minimum of 16 semester units or 24 quarter units
in English and the specified foreign language; or,
2. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation of written
English; grammar, usage, and vocabulary of spoken English; basic
principles of the U.S. justice system; basic legal terminology.
Ability to: learn and use more complex legal terminology; learn and
explain legal concepts and procedures to persons with limited
knowledge of U.S. justice system; learn office practices; establish
and maintain working relationships with attorneys, investigators,
staff, clients, and witnesses; take direction from a variety of
people; maintain confidentiality and objectivity; discuss graphic
evidence and testimony related to crimes, including violent crimes
such as murder, sexual assault, and child abuse.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Fluent knowledge of the grammar, usage,
spelling, and punctuation of the specified foreign language as it is
written; fluent knowledge of the grammar, usage, and vocabulary of
the specified foreign language as it is spoken.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class require that
incumbents be able to hear and distinguish words spoken in a foreign
language, in any of a variety of regional accents. Incumbents must
also possess the ability to speak.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENT: Knowledge of cultural influences affecting
the specified client population.