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Pay Range
Min - 1st Quartile - Mid - Max
$32.15 - $33.63 - $35.10 - $38.05

The expected ENTRY pay rate for this position based on experience and equity within the Judicial Branch is $38.05.

This position is non-exempt under the FLSA.

What We Offer
We offer generous paid time off, paid sick leave, and 10 paid holidays! We have affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance, and our employees are entitled to coverage by one of several State-sponsored retirement pension plans, our employee assistance program, and wellness incentives. Additionally, our employees have the option of life insurance, disability, a group legal plan, and pet insurance. Click here to learn more!

Job Type

D800 Superior Court

About the Position
To ensure equal access to courts, the Court Interpreter – American Sign Language (ASL) position provides a wide variety of accurate and unbiased ASL interpretation services for hearing impaired individuals, in person or via remote videoconferencing, for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

The Superior Court of the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County is dedicated to providing a safe, fair, and impartial forum for resolving disputes, enhancing access to our services, and providing innovative, evidenced-based practices that improve the safety of our community and ensure the public's trust and confidence in the Judicial Branch.  The Superior Court in Maricopa County, one of the largest, most innovative, and Progressive trial courts in the nation, seeks innovative individuals to join our team who will embrace our vision of excellence and the principles inherent in the Rule of Law...every person, every day, every time.  We fulfill these principles through a culture that values fairness, respect, integrity, innovation, and safety.


We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications:


  • High School diploma


  • Two (2) years of paid, professional experience as an interpreter of American Sign Language (ASL)

Other Requirements

  • Legal-A license from the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing that is supported by either the Specialist Certificate: Legal (SC:L) or the Court Interpreter Certification (CIC).
  • Legal-A license must be maintained during employment.

Our Preferred Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation, Translation or related field
  • Three (3) years or more of paid, professional experience as a sign language interpreter

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • American Sign Language
  • Theory, method, techniques, ethics and standards of interpreting and translating
  • Legal terminology, phonology, vocabulary, grammar, and dialectology

Skill in:

  • Conveying meaning accurately without editing, summarizing, adding meaning or omitting
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and abilities

Ability to:

  • Work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Interact with the public in a professional manner
  • Interpret accurately and remain impartial including in times of adversarial and emotionally charged situations


(This is not an all-inclusive list of all job duties that may be required; employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned. )

  • Provides voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpretive communication services to litigants and other court-appointed parties during hearings and proceedings, attorney-client interviews, psychological evaluations and other settings in and out of the court.
  • May work in tandem with contract interpreters.

Working conditions:

Work is performed in the courtroom and related court facilities and includes, but is not limited to, contact with judges, staff attorneys, and the public.  Must be able to work with traumatic subject matter.  May require travel to various locations throughout Maricopa County.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak clearly and hear; see details of objects that are less than a few feet away; sit for long periods of time; stand, walk, use hands to finger handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally push, pull or lift up to 20 pounds.

Additional Information

Attention Current Maricopa County Employees: As of 1/1/2022, the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County formalized itself as a separate entity and employer from Maricopa County. To learn more about how that may affect you please click here.

Judicial Branch Human Resources reserves the right to move forward candidates based on the information provided directly on the application. The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to the midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

All Judicial Branch offers of employment and continued employment are contingent upon passing a thorough background and/or fingerprint check. Applicants must completely and fully answer any questions regarding felony and misdemeanor convictions including any convictions that have been expunged or set aside. Failure to include criminal history information is grounds for termination of an offer and employment. A conviction may not automatically disqualify an applicant.

Judicial Branch facilities are located throughout Maricopa County.  This position may be reassigned to other locations.  Assignments will be made based upon the needs of the department.

The Judicial Branch in Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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