Cultural Interpretation Specialist 1 - Grade 18

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This title exists in Temp&Disability Asst, Office of and has approximately 1 positions.

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Salary Information for Cultural Interpretation Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Cultural Interpretation Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Cultural Interpretation Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Cultural Interpretation Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830

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Job Duties

Determines the level and extent of need for written translation and oral interpretation services to meet the requirements of relevant legislation and provide service to identified customers.  Provides oral interpretation services as needed.  Adheres to developed standards of communication deemed culturally sensitive and brings any breaches in sensitivity to the attention of the supervisor.  Translates documents, forms, informational materials, and other written material into a targeted language; employs and monitors quality control of translation and integrity of intent from original documents.  Maintains a statewide database containing individuals, organizations, and educational institutions to provide translation and interpretation services.  Participates in the request for proposal process and in development of contract and memorandum of understanding requirements to meet client needs and to comply with court orders and/or any other types of legislation or agreements that apply to interpretation or translation. Trains State and local district staff on translation guidelines, translation ethics, and the role of the interpreter.  Participates in and supports statewide outreach services (such as symposiums and conferences) involving sensitive cultural issues and language barriers.  Performs research and assists in the creation of a lexicon (dictionary) database containing acceptable individual word translations of Temporary Assistance terms in order to provide consistent terminology for translators.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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Non-competitive: bachelorís degree and two years of experience* performing written translation and/or interpretation services. Candidates must demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural issues and nuances. Fluency in speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension of at least one language spoken by the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) population in New York State and command of the English language, both written and spoken, is required.  Substitution: A masterís degree may substitute for one year of general experience.

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