City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by
our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:
*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness
and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust
All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the
|TEMP COURT INTERPRETER
Pay Grade: 19 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Group: T Class Code: T041T
Effective Date: 7/01 Revision Date: 7/02; 8/03, 7/05, 8/08
The primary function of an employee in this class is to provide simultaneous and consecutive interpreting services of court proceedings, hearings, interviews, and other court related events. Provides sight translation of English or Spanish documents as required. Provides written translation of documents, including existing court forms and other court related documents as required. This class also performs other court related duties as required. An employee of this class may be required to work weekends and/or holidays.
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Serves as interpreter for the Municipal Court system to assist non-English speaking citizens;
Interprets for prosecutors, public defenders, defendants, victims, witnesses, etc., to ensure that each person is accurately understood;
Translates incoming and outgoing Spanish correspondence; translates any legal documents that the court generates for the public;
Assists clerks with phone calls to interpret and answer questions and requests from non-English speaking public;
Interprets at initial court appearances for judges and defendants;
Interprets for probation officers, clerks at Customer Services, and other department personnel as needed;
Assists non-English speaking people with filling out financial forms, orders and other necessary paperwork involved in Court processes;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Spanish language, oral and written;
Legal terminology in criminal, civil and juvenile cases;
Court procedures to provide a base for understanding the court system;
Departmental programs, policies and operations as applied to the work performed;
Operation of modern office equipment, practices, and procedures;
English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in both English and Spanish;
Translate from Spanish to English and English to Spanish effectively;
Read, compose and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos, in both English and Spanish;
Maintain a professional demeanor during stressful situations;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, staff, court personnel, etc.;
Operate standard and specialized office equipment including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Respond to citizen requests in a courteous and effective manner;
Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions;
Make sound and reasonable decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established procedures;
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
The work is performed under the supervision of the Court Services Supervisor.
High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
Three (3) years' experience providing English to Spanish interpreting services in a public setting;
Must pass or have passed within the past five (5) years, Chandler Municipal Court's interpreting proficiency examination. Current Federal court certification as a Court Interpreter may be accepted in lieu of the above; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Interpretation experience in a court environment
The primary duties of this class are performed in a court environment.
Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, prepare, and file a variety of written/typed documents and text materials;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate computer equipment and other office equipment and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in a court and office environment, lift up to 20 pounds, and to sit and work at a keyboard for an extended period of time.