Title: Language Access Assistant (Spanish) - Petersburg
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Agency: Supreme Court
Location: Supreme Court of Virginia
Agency Website: www.vacourts.gov
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of a Language Access Assistant (Spanish). This position reports directly to an Interpreter Team Leader in the Department of Judicial Services, or the Foreign Language Services Coordinator in their stead. The primary obligation of the Language Access Assistant is to overcome language barriers so that limited English proficient parties will have meaningful access to justice and suffer no advantage or disadvantage as compared to English-speaking defendants and other parties to legal proceedings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Include, but are not limited to:
Interpreting using simultaneous and consecutive modes at court proceedings and rendering language assistance in any situation arising from legal cases in the courthouse or as needed by the limited English proficient public
Translations (both sight and written)
Collaborate and cooperate with other members of the team and share information with contract interpreters as needed
Accurately complete daily activity logs, calendars, regular reports, or other documentation as required
Participate in research and other projects designed to increase the scope, quality and depth of services provided by the program
Support other program locations, as needed
Other duties, as assigned
Must be able to be appointed by judicial officers in program court
Extensive, current experience interpreting in a court setting and proof of continuing education in court interpretation, translation skills a plus
Staff interpreter experience, preferred
Proven computer skills
Excellent written English skills
Must be familiar with the nuances of language, and legal systems, and cultural differences in the countries where both the source and target languages are spoken, and demonstrate continued work toward enhancing such knowledge
Thorough knowledge of Virginia interpreting guidelines and canons of professional conduct
Position may require some travel.
Conflict of Interest
As this is a salaried position, the successful candidate and any business or corporation in which they materially participate may not undertake to bill separately for services provided to the Office of the Executive Secretary from the date of full-time employment.
From the date of employment, successful candidates must discontinue any on-going business relationship(s) with regular parties to cases in the venues where the interpreter will be providing service.
Judicial System employees are governed by the Rules of Conduct. A successful candidate would have no existing conflicts of interest at the date of hire. A conflict of interests arises when an employee knows that he, she, or a family or household member might be so personally or financially affected by a matter that a reasonable person with knowledge of relevant facts would question the employee’s ability properly to perform official duties in an impartial manner.
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A resume and cover letter are required. Applicants must apply online; we do not accept documents via mail or email. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the filling of the position. No phone calls or e-mails regarding application status.
The Virginia Judicial System is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodations for an interview should request this in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates are subject to a criminal history background check before being offered employment.
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In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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