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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3443538
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: February 26, 2021

Job Description


Job Title:                   Educational Interpreter
Work Year:                152 days; 8.5 hours each day
Department:              Exceptional Student Services
Reports To:               Executive Director of Exceptional Student Services
Salary Range:           Educational Interpreter Salary Schedule
Benefits:                    Schedule B Benefits
Status:                       FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The primary responsibility of the Educational Interpreter is to facilitate communication between students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing; use sign language to convey teacher instruction and intent; assist students with daily activities; provide voice to sign, sign to voice, oral transliterate support; participate as a team member to plan, review, and share information; and serve as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with hard of hearing and deaf person/s.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • AA Degree or two years of college preparation or training in Educational Interpretation
  • Nationally or State certified in interpreting for the deaf/hard of hearing student
  • Previous successful experience interpreting for deaf students
  • Reliable transportation
  • Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
  • Interpreting skills at the 3.5 level or higher on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)
  • Previous experience in a school setting
  • Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Knowledge/competencies necessary for being an interpreter in a public school environment
  • Skill and ability to interpret voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice
  • Knowledge and understanding of deaf culture
  • Awareness of the Code of Ethics for Interpreters of the Deaf
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Basic knowledge of subjects taught at District schools
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic
  • Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude towards children with special needs

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.  This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success.  That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities.  Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified.  It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals.  Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
  • Skillfully interpret voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice comfortably within the school setting
  • Support deaf and hard of hearing students within the general classroom and in center based classroom environment
  • Work directly and positively with hearing disabled students who are of a variety of ages and skill levels
  • Interpret and follow instructions from teachers and the building administrator
  • Follow the Code of Ethics for interpreters of the Deaf
  • Maintain flexible hours to meet the needs of students / parents
  • Support the instructional process in the classroom as part of the team
  • Work tactfully with students, parents, and other staff
  • Maintain appropriate professional appearance

  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher, Principal, or ESS Administration

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel.  The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:
            R – Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day)                O – Occasionally (.5 – 2.5 hrs per day)
            F – Frequently (2.5 – 5.5 hrs per day)              C – Continually (5.5-8 hrsper day)
            NA – Not Applicable
          Maximum weight:  50 lbs.
Physical Requirements
Sitting Frequently
Stationary Standing Occasionally
Walking (level surface) Frequently
Walking (uneven surface) Occasionally
Crawling Not Applicable
Crouching (bend at knees) Occasionally
Stooping (bend at waist) Occasionally
Twisting (knees/waist/neck) Occasionally
Turn/Pivot Occasionally
Climbing (stairs) Rarely
Climbing (ladder) Not Applicable
Reaching overhead Occasionally
Reaching extension Occasionally
Repetitive use arms Frequently
Repetitive use wrists Frequently
Repetitive use hands grasping Occasionally
Repetitive use hands squeezing Occasionally
Fine manipulation Occasionally
Using foot control Not Applicable
          Maximum weight: 50 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; works in classrooms and hallways surrounded by students and staff of various ages and abilities;

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application.  Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review.  The following will need to be uploaded with the application:  current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor) and any other materials requested on the application.
Please note:  If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing.  Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.
Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Aaron Bravo, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).
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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Student Services > Translator
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pueblo City Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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    • Human Resources
    • Pueblo, Colorado 81003

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