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Job Standard for Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist

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Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75397
  • Pay Grade: P5
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Student Activities & Services


Provide a variety of specialized signing, interpreting, transliterating, and communication services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.  May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees. Typically hold a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Adaptability
  • Communications
  • Conscientiousness and responsibility
  • Continuous improvement orientation
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Dependability
  • Focus on customer service

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist must:

  • Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Prepare for classes: review course material; meeting with instructor to explain interpreter’s role and responsibilities, coordinating interpreter/student logistics.
  • Communicate frequently with students to ensure understanding of the course interpretation, schedules, and program services
  • Report schedule changes, appropriateness of skill level for interpreting assignments, faculty cooperation, student concerns, course content and student’s use of interpreting services to the Deaf Service Coordinator or Director of the Educational Access Center,
  • Perform interpreter skill-building activities to continually improve/enhance current knowledge and skills related to interpreting
  • Assist with creating and organizing production of accessible media
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA).

35% of Time the Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Interpreter/Accessibility Specialist

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.