Sign Language Interpreter

  • Clark College
  • 98663
  • Feb 16, 2023
Part time Other

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a permanent, cyclic, classified Sign Language Interpreter in the Disability Support Services (DSS) office. Under direct supervision of the Interpreter Coordinator, each Sign Language Interpreter will function as the support service provider to facilitate communication between deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, faculty, staff, and visitors through the use of sign language or oral interpretation/transliteration. This is a 9-month, part-time (50% FTE) permanent position scheduled to provide sign language interpreting services 20 hours a week for classroom and college related activities during the fall, winter and spring quarters. Additional hours may be contracted on an hourly basis for needs during summer quarters and breaks between quarters. This position is expected to be on-campus 100% of the time in-person.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


  • Provide sign language interpreting services 20 hours a week for classroom and college related activities during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Interpreter may be assigned to a class that needs a team interpreter, to a last-minute request, or to fill a last minute interpreter cancellation.
  • Assist with scheduling part-time interpreters for a variety of assignments, such as classes, special events, and substitution requests.
  • Assist with tracking part-time interpreter hours as specified per interpreters' classification.
  • Assist with processing interpreter time sheets, applications, contracts, and other necessary paperwork.
  • Assist with collecting and analyzing data, generating reports.
  • Provide general services to students with a variety of disabilities.
  • Assist with processing materials in alternate format.
  • Proctor examinations for students with disabilities.
  • Assist students with disabilities requiring reader and/or scribe accommodations.
  • Assist with daily office operations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
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  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus childcare.
  • Gym and recreation facilities.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.



Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Certification from RID or NAD level III-V OR Graduation from an accredited Interpreter Training Program.
  • Two (2) years of documented experience in interpreting for the deaf of which one (1) year must have been in a post-secondary educational setting.
  • Working knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct, how it applies to your responsibilities in the college setting and a commitment to stay abreast of professional practices affecting interpreting.
  • Ability to demonstrate skill in a wide range of sign language systems on abstract and concrete topics. Ability to assess language or communication model of consumers and setting to determine optimal linguistic equivalence. Use consumer feedback, assess effectiveness of interpretation to adjust interpretation accordingly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal, written, and reading skills.
  • Highly developed organizational skills, ability to work effectively in a multi-task environment, ability to work independently and as a team player, and pay attention to detail.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 22-13.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine attestation status must be received by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office



  • Ability and willingness to work 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule. Schedule will vary depending on need. Some evening, weekend, and overnight hours and split shifts may be required to meet needs of department.
  • Must be able to manage a mixed schedule of day, evening, and weekend responsibilities both on- and off-campus, which may involve occasional overnight travel.
  • Possess a high degree of sensitivity and independent judgment in assisting individuals with disabilities.
  • Recognize the confidentiality of the operations of the Disability Support Services Office.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the college community.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation. 
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.


Salary Range: $1,825 - $2,388.50/month (50% FTE of $3,650 - $4,777/month) | Step A-L (commensurate with qualifications and experience) | Range: 45 | Code: 257G

Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.

Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.



Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., March 1, 2023.



  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process


Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.



Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.



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If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.                                                         


Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.



Clark College Human Resources

February 15, 2023





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