City of Tucson


$17.50-$34.30 Hourly / $36,400.00-$71,344.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 917

General Description

Responsible for managing, scheduling and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the court interpreter and contracted (per diem) interpreters.  Provides Spanish language interpreting and translation services to the non-English speaking public during all Municipal Court proceedings and other court-related events, and reports to the Court Section Manager. 

Essential Functions

Uses independent judgment for the following:

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. This lead position coach’s employees including contracted/per diem staff with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments. Lead personnel may contribute to other employees’ performance evaluations; assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of Court policies, projects and procedures

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, assigning work, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports

Provides simultaneous and consecutive Spanish interpretation of oral communication during complex court proceedings, hearings, interviews, and other court-related events

Translates written court documents from English into Spanish outside of court setting

Assists public contact staff with phone calls and requests from non-English speaking public Maintain data and generate reports regarding interpreter usage; project future interpreter needs; reconcile contract interpreter invoices

Maintains and manages the Court’s language Access Plan (LAP) and Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP) and other statistical data related to court interpreter use

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years of professional experience providing English to Spanish  interpreting services which demonstrates the skill to render precise simultaneous and consecutive interpretations.


Special Job Requirements

Effective with the implementation of the Arizona Court Interpreter Credentialing Program, courts will be required to have current staff interpreters credentialed at the Tier 3 or Tier 4 level by June 30, 2019.

Any new court employee providing interpreting services hired after June 30, 2017, will be required to hold an Arizona credential at the Tier 3 or Tier 4 level.

In the event a credentialed candidate is not available at the time of recruitment, the court shall require the new employee to become credentialed at the Tier 3 or Tier 4 level within 24 months of their date of hire.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Long Audio Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 05

Occupation Group Description: Legal and Judicial

EEO Job Category Code: F

EEO Job Category Description: Office and Clerical

Organizational Level: Lead

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: CWA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D, or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0130; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 4/4/2018;