Douglas County Seeking Court Interpreters

Posted on 01/21/2020
The Douglas County Judges are looking for credentialed court interpreters to help serve non—English speaking individuals in Douglas County. Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete a training program, the Credentialed Court Interpreter Program, through the Nevada Supreme Court, complete 40 hours of observation work, pass a criminal background check and pass the written and oral examinations by June 1, 2020.
The workshops, examination, and processing fees will be paid by a grant obtained by the Ninth Judicial District Court. Successful candidates will be certified to interpret in Nevada Courts with an expectation of being available to the Douglas County Judiciary to accept appointments for the Douglas County Courts. Interpreters will be paid at a rate of $60.00 per hour.

Interpreters fill a vital role in our court system and will help us further serve the Douglas County community and ensure the promise of Justice for All,” said Court Administrator, Bobbie Williams. “We are looking forward to finding successful individuals who will help us meet these goals.”

Brief Description:
The candidate should possess knowledge, skills and ability to proficiently convey the meaning from and into English and the applicable non-English language by interpreting in the simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation modes. The candidate must be able to convey meaning accurately, not editing, summarizing, adding meaning, or omitting; correct usage of grammar and vocabulary of English and the non-English language specified, provided the source language speaker is using correct grammar and vocabulary; interpret accurately and remain impartial including in adversarial and emotionally charged situations; understand legal concepts and forensic terminology in both English and non-English language(s); familiarity with the general range of regional and cultural variations in the specified language; conduct ongoing research into variations in terminology and usage of the specified language; use office equipment, including computer, telephone and copiers, as required by the assignment; use of transmitter and receiver equipment provided by the court for simultaneous interpretation; understand and adhere to Nevada Revised Statutes, Rules of Court and applicable personnel rules concerning court interpretation; adhere to interpreter ethics and standards, as set forth by the Nevada Supreme Court.

The desired qualifications also include familiarity with Courtroom protocol, flexibility in meeting multiple demands, possession of a valid Nevada Driver’s License, or the equivalent, or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out essential functions. Parties must also be able to pass a criminal history information background check.

Interested parties are to submit a letter of interest to the Douglas County Court Administrator at P.O. Box 218, Minden, Nevada 89423 or email bwilliams@douglas.nv.gov. by 5pm February 7, 2020. This is not an employment contract and will not be posted in Douglas County Job Opportunities webpage.