Cultural Interpretation Specialist 3 - Grade 27

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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 lower-level Cultural Interpretation Specialists.  Manages workflow and administratively supervises all Cultural Interpretation Specialist 1 and 2 staff. Assists in hiring of new staff; provides ongoing direction and assistance to unit staff and contractors; assigns work and oversees completion including translation of official documents for the agency and Executive Chamber.   Coordinates activities to meet agency goals, guidelines, and requirements established under memorandum of understandings and all potential agreements reached between the State, courts, federal government, and within the agency concerning language services for the population served by OTDA.  Manages the development of new policies and sustains or modifies existing programs and policies, based on changing State law and regulations.  Oversees development of request for proposals for language services and coordination of vendor contracts; monitors quality control of the work of the current contractor(s) and ensures contract compliance.  Assesses the language needs of the agency, local districts, and executive staff, and collaborates in the development of a plan to address the identified needs, considering statewide resettlement and immigration trends and available resources in the assessment of need.    Produces and directs the production of various written correspondence and reports.   Liaises with other State agencies, local districts, and the Governorís Office to provide technical assistance and support on language access.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

Non-competitive: one year of permanent service as a Cultural Interpretation Specialist 2; or a bachelorís degree and five years of experience* managing programs to improve access to services, directions, assistance and/or benefits to persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), of which at least two years must have included supervision of professional staff. The experience must also include systematic management of information and workflow, analysis of data to determine trends, preparation of budgets, negotiation of payment rates for contracts and other agreements, and analysis of cash flow needs. 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 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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