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January 18, 2005

Job Announcement - Interpreter Referral Specialist

From: COPD - Jan 18, 2005

Contact Person: Michelle Lefler
Contact Information:
Organization: COPD



POSITION: Interpreter Referral Specialist (#03-10-079)

AGENCY/LOCATION: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf, Tucson, AZ

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Program Director of Communication and Interpreting Services, this position is responsible for the community interpreter referral services.


1. Receives and processes interpreter requests and schedules staff and contracted interpreters, matching interpreting skill level and experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to the preference of the deaf or hard of hearing consumers.
2. Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumer and business or organization.
3. Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer, documents interpreting hours for billing purposes.
4. Assists Program Director in negotiating new agreements or billing arrangements for interpreting services.
5. Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and legal obligations for the provision of interpreters.
6. Maintains current information for contracted interpreters, billing and consumers.
7. Provides internal and walk-in interpreting services.
8. Assists with community and emergency coverage as schedule permits.
9. Assists department with other assignments or special projects related to the interpreting service program.
10. Other duties as requested.

Must at all times strive to maintain high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Ethics, ensuring quality interpreting services for the hearing and deaf consumers.

1. Associate’s degree or obtained within one year of hire date.
2. Must have natural and/or assisted hearing within the range necessary to clearly understand voiced telephone transmissions
3. NAD III or IQAS Interpretation/Transliteration or certification obtained within a two-year period.
4. One year of data entry, word processing and spreadsheet experience.
5. Current driver's license for the state of residence, proof of insurance and reliable and safe transportation.

SALARY: Depends upon experience, skills and training. Full-time or Part-time, Non-exempt position.

SELECTION: Applicants will be rated based upon evaluation of their qualifications, experience and training.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply at Catholic Community Services, 140 W. Speedway Blvd., #230, M-F 9-4pm or via email at

OPEN DATE: January 20, 2005

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


B. Michelle Lefler
Catholic Community Services
Division of Disabled Persons
(520) 792-1906- office
(520) 770-8559- fax