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Court Interpreter - Spanish

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  • Interprets simultaneously and consecutively for defendants, witnesses and victims in court, for persons seeking assistance in court or from Probation Officers, for persons filing petitions, for prosecutors and for defense attorneys in interviewing defendants, witnesses, parents, plaintiffs or victims, and for persons completing forms as specified in section 8.01 of the Standards and Procedures of the OCIS;
  • Provide translation services as required by the Court and OCIS, including but not limited to court forms, documents, correspondence, signage and other written materials.
  • Attends ongoing training provided or funded by OCIS or the Trial Court as part of continuing education requirements;
  • Maintains records of interpreting and translating responsibilities pursuant to OCIS and Trial Court policies.
  • Must be willing to travel to the various divisions of the Trial Court as needed, and perform other duties as assigned by OCIS.
  • Provide simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and translation services for defendants, witnesses, victims, and all court users seeking language access assistance.
  • Translates and review translations of official forms, documents, public signs, letters and correspondence and other written material from English into a specified foreign language and vice versa as needed by OCIS;
  • Oversees the activities of per diem interpreters assigned to their location by OCIS, including supervising their interpreting and translation assignments within his/her work unit;
  • Provides linguistic evaluations of per diem interpreters assigned to them by OCIS, including determining deficiencies, progress and training needs;
  • Provides various training activities, including determining subjects/topics for training, developing training materials and serving as a trainer;
  • Performs various public relations activities such as addressing other agencies;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Specific Requirements

  • All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:
  • Ethics and Values Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Human Resources Department and the Trial Court.
  • Mission Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court and Support Services Department missions.
  • Applied Knowledge Demonstrates language proficiency, interpreter skills, and understands court policy and procedure.
  • Problem Solving Accurately assesses interpreter problems in the Trial Court and recommends and facilitates appropriate solutions.
  • Customer Service Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public.
  • Collaboration Works with others cooperatively, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, and contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.
  • Commitment to Diversity Promotes an environment of cross-cultural awareness and diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Continuous Learning Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field, plus a minimum of four (4) years experience in legal, technical, medical, literary translation and/or interpretation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fully proficient in English and Spanish language.
  • Applicants are required to pass the State Court Interpreter Certification test as a pre-requisite for appointment to this position. Certification pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 221C through the Office of Court Interpreter Services is a requirement.
  • Ability to interpret in the simultaneous mode and the consecutive mode in court-related proceedings.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and timely records including, but not limited to, data entry and collection of data. Will generate monthly or other reports as needed.
  • Ability to establish work priorities and to work independently.
  • Ability to serve the public and others with business before the court in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, including the ability to perform work and communicate in a highly visible and public setting.
  • Ability to travel to court locations. Must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License or possess or have access to other reliable methods of transportation.
  • Must possess a general understanding of the operations of the Massachusetts Trial Court.
  • A minimum of four (4) years service as a Court Interpreter I.

Hard Skills

  • Data entry
  • Customer relations
  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Document interpretation
  • Simultaneous translations experience
  • Consecutive interpreting expertise

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Problem-solver
  • Skilled Collaborator
  • Time management
  • Organized

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Salary : 72,307.39 - 72,307.39 Yearly