Cultural Interpretation Specialist 2 - Grade 23

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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

May perform all of the same duties as a Cultural Interpretation Specialist 1. Performs a continuing statewide assessment to determine the level and extent of need for written translation and oral interpretation services in order to meet the requirements of any pertinent legislation and to provide service to identified customers. Develops and updates the priority list of State and federal documents requiring translation and determines which languages will need to be represented in the document translations. Tracks translation related requests through completion and delivery; establishes files for incoming assignments with instructions for translators; and clarifies requirements with requester.   Conducts quality reviews of documents translated by a contractor or other Language Services Unit staff to ensure accuracy, integrity and completeness of the work product.  Develops a standard of communication that is culturally sensitive and informative while not being offensive and communicates these standards to subordinate and contract staff and ensures compliance.  Develops quality controls for written translation and interpretation services, continuously monitors the results, and makes recommendations for adjustments.  Participates in the development of a statewide database containing resources able to provide translation and interpretation services.  Directs and participates in the development of methods to evaluate translator and interpreter level of ability such as interview process, and training and experience. Responds to public information inquiries on translation and interpretation services.  Supervises and participates in the research, creation and maintenance of a lexicon (dictionary) database containing acceptable individual word translations of Temporary Assistance terms in order to provide consistent terminology for translators. May supervise Cultural Interpretation Specialists 1, clerical or paraprofessional staff.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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Non-competitive: one year of permanent service as a Cultural Interpretation Specialist 1; or a bachelorís degree and three 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.

How to Apply

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