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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5147 

Occ. Group: 

Interpreter

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Definition 

The primary responsibility of the Interpreter position is to provide quality interpreting and support services for the deaf and hearing impaired students. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Interprets classroom and lab lectures for deaf and hearing impaired students.

Interprets special events for deaf and hearing impaired students, faculty and staff.

Interprets campus meetings for deaf and hearing impaired faculty and staff.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Basic knowledge of sign languages, such as American Sign Language (ASL) and Pidgin Signed English (PSE).

Basic knowledge of technical signs pertaining to the course of study.

Basic knowledge of deafness, deaf culture, deaf language, and the deaf community.

Basic knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of ethics.

Basic proficiency in English, i.e., vocabulary, spelling, grammar, reading, writing and literature.

Ability to orally interpret simultaneously with PSE.

Ability to interpret for multi-handicapped deaf students, including those with visual impairments. 

Recommended Qualifications

Graduation from a standard high school or GED; associate degree from an accredited interpreter training program; possession of state certification or certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). 

Date         Skill         Eval           
4/01/94        7      734032121

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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