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Official Court Interpreter

Company: United States Courts
Location: Del Rio
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Court Name/Organization: Texas Western District Court Location: Del Rio, TX Opening and Closing Dates: 04/21/2021 - 05/21/2021 Appointment Type: N/A Link to Court Careers Information: Announcement Number: USDC 21-14 EP Link to Job Announcement

Position Description

The staff interpreter (Spanish/English) primarily interprets for the Court at all proceedings from arraignments, through motions, trials, and sentences; translates written documents to and from the Court that may be introduced into evidence or transmitted to other parties; provides telephone and over-the-counter assistance to Non-English speakers. When not interpreting, the incumbent may be asked to perform other duties; however, any additional assignments will not detract from the interpreter's ability to concentrate fully on interpretation tasks and responsibilities. Travel may be required to other divisional offices or for other court related purposes.


Minimum Qualifications: Certification from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts is a mandatory qualification requirement for the position, plus four years of court interpreting experience. The candidate must also have excellent interpersonal skills to deal successfully and professionally with court personnel, the Bar, and the general public, both in and out of the courtroom. Availability for overtime and overnight travel is required.


  • All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or must be a lawful permanent resident (i.e., green card holder) and seeking U.S. citizenship.
  • If a similar position becomes vacant, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the court agency may select a candidate without re-posting the job.
  • Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation is needed.
  • All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions or withdraw a job announcement, without notice.
  • Employees of the U.S. Courts serve under "Excepted Appointments" and are considered "at-will" employees (except for probation officers who may be removed for cause).
  • The selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period. During the probationary period, an employee may be dismissed without the right to appeal.
  • All employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees (available for review upon request).
  • Officer and Officer Assistant positions require pre-employment medical and drug testing. Candidates must be onboard before their 37th birthday.
  • Other conditions not listed above may be applicable.


Additional Salary Information: If currently an on-staff Interpreter with the Federal Courts, Grade/Step will be matched. Position carries full Federal benefits package.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a copy of his/her Administrative Office Interpreter Certificate and Oral Examination Assessment Scores, cover letter (include job title/number listed above), detailed resume, salary history, email address, and a daytime phone number to: > Court Info > Jobs > Current Employment Opportunities & Online Application.

The Court is not authorized to reimburse travel expenses for interviews or relocation. This position is subject to mandatory electronic direct deposit of salary payments. Please note the final candidates will undergo a credit and background check.

The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Keywords: United States Courts, San Angelo , Official Court Interpreter, Other , Del Rio, Texas

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