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Interpreter/Translator

Recruitment #180913-UNCE-270

Introduction

JFD: Temporary
Working Title: Interpreter/Translator
Location
: Pottawatomie County Health Department
PIN #: 34001527
Travel Required
Salary: $15.00 per hour.

Description:  
This position will provide interpreting services for programs offered at the Pottawatomie County Health Department to help with completion of SoonerCare applications, enrollment in federal qualifying programs, and assist in scheduling appointments for Spanish speaking clients.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assist Spanish speaking clients with accessing federal, state and local programs offered at the health department.
• Answer telephones; answer questions, route calls and take messages as needed.
• Interpret Spanish into English and back to Spanish.
• Schedule client appointments.
• Use computer to find patient information and provide necessary information to nursing services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Requirements include knowledge of office methods and procedures; of telephone procedures and standard business communications; of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and basic mathematics. Skill is required to operate office machines including computers/PCs. Ability to translate from Spanish to English for several programs including Family Planning, Women Infants and Children, General Clinic, and Children First; to follow oral and written instructions; to independently follow established protocols, encourage respondents to answer questions, probe and clarify if needed and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Work Experience:
Experience translating and/or interpreting English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

This position has a selective qualification:
Bilingual Speaker in English and Spanish, ability to communicate verbally and in writing with English/Spanish speaking respondents

Applicants must demonstrate they possess the minimum qualification (education and experience requirements) and the selective qualification in order to be considered for this position.

NOTE: Selected applicant must pass the Oklahoma State Department of Health Certification of Interpreter Training after hire.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

 

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Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

 

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.


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