Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0055 / Cert Signed Lang Interp
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 99

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, provides basic Interpretation and transliteration services for university students, faculty, and/or staff requiring such services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs basic interpreting and/or transliteration for client students, faculty, and staff.
  2. Demonstrates an ability to communicate not less than 60% of the material presented to the client.
  3. Follows specific guidelines and procedures for the provision of services; ensures that services are rendered in a timely and efficient manner.
  4. Abides by the Code of Professional Conduct as set forth by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
  5. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: New Mexico Community Signed Language Interpreter License and maintain eligible certification for licensure.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Working knowledge of American Sign Language and English.
  • Ability to understand and communicate signed language at an entry-level, using both American Sign Language and English.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Code of Professional Conduct set by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must maintain certification status with a certification eligible for New Mexico licensure, which may include any of the following: RID IC/TC Certification; RID CT or CI Certification; RID/NIC Certification Level or equivalent; BEI Advanced; BEI Master; BEI IV; BEI V; BEI Level IV Intermediary; BEI Level V Intermediary.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

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