Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Interpreter Clerk (Spanish)

Board of Pardons and Paroles

Recruitment #220608-5024CL-001


Are you bilingual in English and Spanish? Are you looking for a great career with the State of Connecticut?
If so, we invite you to check out this outstanding opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles (BOPP), is seeking to fill a full-time Interpreter Clerk (Spanish) position in Waterbury, CT.

This is a full-time position on first shift. Schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with hybrid opportunities available.

Key responsibilities of this positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Screening phone calls from dedicated Spanish phone line;
  • Interpreting during hearings;
  • Translating documents from English to Spanish and Spanish to English;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Filing documents;
  • Screening and distributing mail.
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

The Board of Pardons and Paroles is an autonomous State agency with administrative support provided by the Department of Correction. The Board possesses discretionary authority to grant pardons for criminal convictions and to grant parole to eligible and appropriate offenders in the community under supervision as a means of supporting their successful reintegration into law abiding society.

The mission of the Board of Pardons and Paroles is to facilitate the successful reintegration of suitable offenders into the community.

Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Important information for after you apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In a state agency having a sizable non-English speaking clientele, this class is accountable for acting as interpreter for staff in dealing with clients and individuals.


Acts as an interpreter for staff in cases and work situations involving non-English speaking clients or individuals; translates letters and other documents; prepares correspondence; may perform general clerical functions such as processing and maintaining records and files; may operate office equipment including personal computers or other electronic equipment; performs related duties as required.


Interpersonal skills; ability to speak, read and write both English and another appropriate language and to communicate information in either language to clients, staff and others; ability to follow oral and written instructions.


Any experience or training which would be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above.


  • Bilingual (Spanish Speaking)
  • Experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with a variety of parties, including co-workers and the public in both English and Spanish
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and TEAMS)
  • Experience multitasking on projects while keeping attention to detail


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.