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Title: Court Interpreter Series - Portuguese
Pay Grade: Grade 17
Starting Pay: $ 73,753.54
Departmental Mission Statement: The Massachusetts Trial Court Language Access and Court Records Department is responsible for overseeing court programs and services related to spoken language access to interpreters and translators for the limited English proficient (LEP), low literacy court users, and American Sign Language (ASL) or Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) individuals with court matters. The office also provides access to administrative records and trial transcripts of digitally recorded court proceedings for the bench, the bar, the public, and pro se, self-represented litigants (SRL).
Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.
**New hires for Interpreter positions are required to either have the NCSC Interpreter Certification of successfully complete the NCSC Interpreter Certification program during the first 2 years of employment. Failure to pass the written and oral certification examinations during the first 2 years of employment shall result in separation from employment.
Interpreters must have the ability to travel to court locations in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties.
Position Summary: Employees are hired at the entry level position title and are eligible for reclassification to the higher-level position titles within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher-level positions. The position title reverts to the entry level when there is a vacancy.
Court Interpreter I - This is the entry level position title within the series. Employees are expected to perform the full range of entry level duties and to train for the next higher level.
Court Interpreter II - This is the second level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected to perform higher level duties which require more advanced language proficiency, greater knowledge of court policies and procedures, and the ability to exercise more independent judgment.
Court Interpreters serve as certified staff interpreters who interpret legal proceedings for non-English speaking persons involved in court matters in accordance with regulations established by the Office of Court Interpreters (OCIS). The position title above the entry level requires the performance of more complex and varied work. Employees are hired at the entry level position title and are eligible for reclassification to the higher-level position title within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher-level position title. The position title reverts to the entry level when there is a vacancy.
Supervision Received: Receives moderate direction from the Manager of Interpreter Services of the Trial Court and her/his designee and is evaluated for professional soundness and conformity to policy, regulations and established procedures.
Court Interpreter I Duties:
Court Interpreter II Duties:
These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Court Interpreter
Court Interpreter II Requirements:
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