PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Rehabilitation Services, this class is accountable for serving as an official interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing and/or acting as a working supervisor of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing engaged in interpreter services.
Receives general direction from a Vocational Rehabilitation Education Bureau Chief or employee of a higher grade.
Leads professional, clerical and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans unit workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews statewide sign language interpreter services for the Department; establishes and maintains unit procedures; serves as official interpreter for the department at business meetings, hearings and special sessions and to the Advisory Board or designee in their relations with the Governor, General Assembly, the public, local and state agencies and organizations; provides staff training and assistance including monitoring and assessing current and projected needs; provides technical and procedural support to staff; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as a liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials such as third party providers, rehabilitation services agencies and attorneys regarding unit policies and procedures; prepare reports and correspondence; coordinates and assists in the planning of sign language access requirements for staff and consumers at training workshops, public meetings and Department functions; interprets as needed; may assist with the coordination of Registry of Interpreter; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare or assist in preparation of unit budget; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of all forms of interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing; familiarity with National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable problem solving skills; considerable ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with those contacted in the work; considerable ability to assess sign language proficiency; ability to plan, coordinate sign language interpreting services; ability to maintain effective statewide access and interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing; ability to schedule and prioritize office workflow; ability to use computer software and systems; some supervisory ability.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a National Interpreting Certification and be a registered Interpreter with the State of Connecticut in accordance with Sec. 46a-33a of the Connecticut General Statutes.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license. At the time of appointment candidates must have a motor vehicle driving history satisfactory to the Commissioner of Rehabilitative Services.
2. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Interpreter Coordinator in Salary Group MP 58 approved effective September 04, 2015. (Revised to modify content and change pay plan)