Interpreter - Variable


Job Summary

Under the direction of the local health department director, program director, or clinic supervisor, performs interpreting / translating services of oral and/or written communications between English and a designated second language or languages in a variety of settings; and performs other duties as required.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Provide interpreting/translating services for patient’s employees, and other individuals for meetings, interviews, telephone calls, etc. including one to one and group settings.
  • Translates orally or in writing all documents presented by patients, staff, and other individuals.
  • Participate in special health department related workshops/program activities as needed.
  • Utilize equipment such as computers, word processors, and copy machines; fax machines, typewriters, etc.
  • Prepare written translations of instructional and educational materials, correspondence, and forms from one language to another when appropriate for use by the patients, staff, and other individuals.
  • Review translated material for accuracy of meaning, grammar and syntax.
  • Answer inquiries from patients, community agencies, and individuals and interpret and explain words and phrases for meaning and appropriateness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements

Required: One year experience in translation and interpretation of English and a required second language (Additional related education or certification(s) may substitute for the required experience).
Preferred: Fluency in additional languages preferred.

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Required: Previous teaching/training, policy/procedure development and data collection/analysis experience; Basic computer skills and statistics; Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Details

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Pay Range $17 - $24 Hourly

Nearest Major Market: Utica