Court Interpreter


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: El Paso, TX
Contract type: Full time
  • Provides consecutive and simultaneous interpretation between Spanish and English and vice versa.
  • Leads three-way telephonic and video remote interpretations between Government representatives and low English proficiency individuals as required.
  • Performs sight translation, occurring when an interpreter is given a written document in one language and asked to read it aloud in another language.
  • Provides quality control review of translated documents as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status.
  • Certified Interpreter (Federal, State or NAJIT certified) or possess one (1) year of experience interpreting in a judicial environment.
  • Highly proficient in both English and Spanish vocabularies typically used in formal, consultative, and casual modes of communication in justice system contexts, including colloquial slang, idiosyncratic slang, and regionalisms.
  • Knowledgeable of specialized vocabulary (terminology) in both English and Spanish to legal and criminal justice system terminology and immigration procedures, particularly with regard to terminology typically used in Immigration Court hearings.
  • Ability to speak English and Spanish fluently, including high to low levels of language register, regional colloquialisms, and slang expressions, and do so with clear and intelligible pronunciation.
  • Ability to perform simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation in a manner that is factually and conceptually accurate without changes, omissions, or additions.
  • Ability to preserve the tone and emotional level of the speaker, as well as manage the delivery, speed, and length of the statement (projection, pace and pausing) of the speaker.
Ability to maintain appropriate speed and projection while rendering interpretation, and request and incorporate clarification of speaker’s statements only when justified

  • Federal, State, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), or Judiciary Interpreters and Translators Certification Examination (JITCE) certification in interpretation.
  • Experience providing interpretation for Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) court cases.
Working Conditions
  • Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Work is on an as-needed basis
  • Shift-based schedules

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