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(Job Posting) Certified Sign Language Interpreter Farmington Municipal Schools, NM

To view all available openings or apply follow this link:

Farmington Municipal Schools

Please contact Ms. Keenan if you have questions:

Gloria Keenan

Farmington Municipal Schools

Director, Special Education



Interpreter and Captionist Positions at Lone Star College – Harris County, TX

Part-Time Interpreter, Level III (#16338) UP Lone Star College – University Park

Job Functions: Interprets for faculty, students, and administration in campus and classroom settings.

Interpret for students, staff, faculty and administration at various college functions and events throughout the year, both on-campus and off-campus.

Communicates with and gathers information from faculty in order to effectively prepare for classroom sessions for both faculty and students.

Encourages the enhancement of deaf culture awareness among faculty, staff, students and administration.

Supports and promotes all faculty and students and their right to equity in the classroom and work environment.

Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent.

One or more of the following professional interpreter certifications:

Department of Rehabilitative Services: BEI-Level II or higher.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): CSC,CI, CT, or NIC or higher.

Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience


Lone Star College – System Office/University Park Part-Time Captionist (#16430) SO/UP

Job Functions: Captions for faculty and students in the campus and classroom setting caption for students, staff, faculty, and administration at various college functions and events throughout the year, both on-campus and off-campus.

Communicates with and gathers information from faculty in order to effectively prepare for classroom sessions for both faculty and students.

Encourages the enhancement of deaf culture awareness among faculty, staff, and students.

Assists the Interpreter Faculty, Interpreter Coordinator and Assistive Lab Coordinator with various assigned responsibilities.

Supports and promotes all faculty and students’ rights to equity in the classroom and work environment

Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent and at least one year of related work experience

Salary: $31.50 per hour

Work Schedule & Conditions: Varies with student and department needs; may require evenings and weekends. Assignment locations vary based on student need.



To learn of all available opportunities go to: http://jobs.lonestar.edu.

Search by keyword or click the “Advanced Search” link to search by keyword or Job Opening ID.

Application materials will not be accepted via fax, e-mail, mail or hand delivery.

Normally there is no contact with applicants unless they are selected for interview. At the conclusion of each search all applicants will be notified via e-mail. Some openings are posted year-round and are re-posted periodically; these applicants will be notified and asked to re-apply in order to remain active applicants for those positions.

All positions are subject to a criminal background check. EEO Employer


Sign Language Interpreter Job Posting – Rio Rancho, NM Public Schools

Job Posting

2014/2015 School Year

Minimum Qualifications


  • Current New Mexico Department of Education license.
  • Completion of an accredited interpreter training program, or equivalent.
  • Three years’ experience as a sign language interpreter. Work experience in a post-secondary educational setting preferred.
  • Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Accurately interpret spoken language to sign language and interpret sign to spoken language for lecture classes, physical education classes, labs, meetings and various assignments as scheduled; follow and give oral and written directions; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population; maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Must be skilled in American Sign Language and appropriate forms of manually coded English; may be required to sign for extended periods of time. Must be prepared to sign under various environmental conditions.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Travels in assigned areas of the RRPS District to provide direct services and/or consultation services to school age children who are deaf or hearing impaired, their parents, teachers, and IEP teams.
  • Contributes to the development of the IEP with goals, modifications, and learning styles.
  • Coordinates with site-based goals and district-wide objectives by recommending appropriate specialized evaluations as needed, such as on-campus orientation and mobility, assistive technology, and adaptive PE as needed.
  • Consults and serves as a liaison with diagnosticians, classrooms teachers, students, and parents concerning appropriate evaluations, modifications, and test administration.
  • Interpreting all intended messages in the classroom, during social interactions, meetings, or after-school events as decided by the educational team.
  • Assists classroom teachers in adapting materials for students with hearing impairment in a wide variety of classroom settings, student ages, and experiences.
  • Other responsibilities in addition to interpreting may include:  negotiate or mediate language transactions by adding information to clarifying meaning, explain vocabulary, interpret for tests or exams if necessary as determined by the educational team.
  • Ensure the safety of all children, including hearing children, and alert staff if potential danger is perceived.
  • Conducts in-service and/or trainings for classroom staff, district staff, community organizations or other individuals or groups as assigned by supervisor.
  • Provides appropriate instructional classroom activities for students as well as assists in obtaining modified standardized testing materials.
  • Under direction, interprets/transliterates spoken language using American Sign Language or other manual sign system, and vice versa, to facilitate communication between hearing and deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
  • Interprets audio medical reports as they relate to educational environments.
  • Helps arrange physical environment of the classroom for optimum learning and safety of students.
  • Accurately interprets lectures, discussions, announcements, conversations, meetings, events, and other spoken word situations into fluent English using manual sign system appropriate for the language and the cultural background of deaf/hard of hearing students and staff.
  • Works with faculty and college departments to gain understanding of relevant concepts to better facilitate translation for deaf/hard of hearing students.
  • Provides information and orientation to deaf/hard of hearing students in emergency situations.
  • Works effectively in teams with other sign language interpreters.
  • Maintains certification by completing continuing education units required by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
  • Adheres to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.
  • May utilize technologies to transcribe speech to text in classroom and other settings.
  • Uses and applies appropriate conflict resolution skills with students, including reporting incidences to the appropriate school administrator/staff.
  • Contributes to the development of appropriate goals and objectives for student academic achievement.
  • Maintains records of student performance as it relates to students’ ASL proficiency.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service training activities and schools.
  • Complies with state-approved New Mexico Administrative Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession and the RRPS Employee Standards of Conduct and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations.
  • Performs related duties consistent with job description and assignment as assigned.

Work Hours: Work hours are established in employment contract.  Additional work hours may be assigned by the Director of Special Services for RRPS.

Application Procedure:

The following documents must be attached to complete this application:

  • One (1) transcript from each crediting college or university
  • Copy of Professional License
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Rio Rancho Public Schools – Signed Language Interpreter

Primary Location – District Office – Special Services

Salary Range – Per Year

Shift Type – Full-Time

Rio Rancho Public Schools – Signed Language Interpreter

Job Contact Information

Name: Theresa Griffin-Golden

Title: Director of Secondary Special Education

Email: tgolden@rrps.net

Rio Rancho Public Schools – Signed Language Interpreter


Rio Rancho Public Schools

500 Laser Rd.

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

(505) 896-0667


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