Posting # 65077
Working Title: Staff Interpreter
Job Class: Sign Language Interpreter Specialist
Agency: Mn State Academies
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 08/29/2023
Closing Date: 09/11/2023
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Mn State Academies / Mn State Academies-MAPE
Division/Unit: Minnesota State Academies / MSA Administration
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $23.62 – $34.45 / hourly
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Telework Eligible: No
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes
Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.
The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide ASL-English interpreting for students, parents, staff, and community members at the Minnesota State Academies, including classes, related service sessions, contract negotiations, meetings, field trips, athletics, campus events, and other activities as assigned, including occasional community interpreting assignments. This position also promotes knowledge and understanding of deaf culture and communication accessibility expectations, including mediation of multiple cultural norms and information through work with the public (i.e., Faribault Public Schools, community events, and so forth).
If the individual in this position also has Spanish-English interpreting/translation skills, this position may also include ASL/English/Spanish interpreting and support of the translation of written materials from English to Spanish as well as periodic mentorship of interpreters outside of the MSA interpreting department.
- RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) certification
- At least three years of experience interpreting for administrators and other professionals.
- Experience and skills in ASL-English interpreting in a classroom setting and settings such as workshops, administrative meetings, legislative presentations, etc.
- Advanced Sign communication level as demonstrated in the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) – must successfully complete SLPI/ASLPI rating within 6 months of hire.
- At least 3 years of experience and skills in ASL-English-Spanish trilingual interpreting
- Knowledge and skills in educational interpreting (classes, IEP meetings, academic support)
- Advanced spoken and written Spanish skills.
- Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
- At times, this position will work at events/during activities which may involve a considerable amount of walking.
This position requires successful completion of the following:
- Criminal Background check
- Employees driving on MSA business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MSA’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
How to Apply
Go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Kerry Vigesaa at email@example.com or 507-384-6604.
To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Kerry Vigesaa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About MN State Academies
For over 150 years, the Minnesota State Academies has provided educational services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind and blind/visually impaired students who range in age from birth to 21. The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) are statewide public schools with dormitory options that serves students from all regions of the state.
Why Work for Us
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
Public pension plan
Training and professional development
Paid vacation and sick leave
11 paid holidays each year
Paid parental leave
Low-cost medical and dental coverage
Prescription drug coverage
Wellness programs and resources
Employer paid life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Health care spending and savings accounts
Dependent care spending account
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Programs, resources, and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will provide reasonable accommodation to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email email@example.com and indicate what assistance is needed.