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Job TitleSpanish Interpreter
Job Title NoteOffice of the Chief Judge
Job SummaryThe successful candidate will provide in court Interpreting services for Spanish speaking people in the Will County Court Facilities. This individual may also be required to assist individuals seeking Orders of Protection or provide general assistance with persons in the courthouse who have difficulty understanding the English language. Interpreters are primarily responsible for facilitating simultaneous communication between English and foreign language in the court proceedings, quasi-judicial hearings, and other court related events as directed by the Judge or Supervisor. They must possess a basic knowledge of legal terminology, courtroom procedures, as well as a mastery of English and at least one foreign language. Interpreters must meet all minimum certifications and standards established by the Illinois Supreme Court via The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Secondary responsibilities will include assisting individuals seeking Orders of Protection, assisting persons in the courthouse who have difficulty understanding English, translating forms or other materials from English into another foreign language, or other duties as assigned by their Supervisor. Court Interpreters shall subscribe to an oath to interpret accurately and to the best of their ability. They are expected to translate from the source language to English and English to the source language exactly stated in an impartial manner verbatim. Court Interpreters are expected to purport themselves in a manner that is respectful to the public and court proceedings and consistent with the Supreme Court Code of Ethics for Interpreters in the State Court System and the County of Will Ethics Ordinance.
Minimum QualificationsMust be Bi-lingual in Spanish with ability to perform simultaneous interpretation. Basic knowledge of legal terminology preferred. Must have successfully obtained a High School Diploma
Salary Range$32, 000 with Will County insurance and pension benefits (Additional financial compensation with the successful completion of AOIC Interpreter Registration / Certification program)
Apply ToHon. Daniel L. Kennedy, Chief Judge Will County Courthouse 100 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60432 (to request an application, call 815-727-8947 and email your completed application to kteufer@willcountyillinois.com)
Apply byDecember 23, 2021 by 4:30pm
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Disclaimer*Completed Will County Employment Application or Resume with cover letter may be submitted by mail, fax or hand delivered. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the selection process. Equal Opportunity Employer

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