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Wed Aug 4 2004

Jobs: Court Interpreting: Coordinator, Minnesota

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Message 1: Court Interpreting: Coordinator, Minnesota Supreme Court

Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 22:54:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: zuhl0003 <zuhl0003umn.edu>
Subject: Court Interpreting: Coordinator, Minnesota Supreme Court



University or Organization: Minnesota Supreme Court
Department: Court Services
Rank of Job: Court Interpreter Program Coordinator
Specialty Areas: Translation, Public Administration Court Interpreting


Description:

The Court Interpreter Program exists to fulfill the state court
system's obligation to provide qualified interpreters for all court
proceedings where participants have limited English oral communication
skills (including deaf and hard of hearing individuals). The Court
Interpreter Program Coordinator is an engaging and challenging
position that works to establish and implement statewide policies and
procedures regarding the best use of interpreters in the state court
system. This position works within the State Court Administrator's
Office Court Services Division.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and implement policies, procedures, rules, guidelines and
 best practices for the state court system regarding court
 interpreters.
- Oversee and support maintenance of roster of qualified and certified
 interpreters.
- Establish, implement, monitor and enforce requirements for court
 interpreters.
- Research issues and manage special projects related to court
 interpreters.
- Administer the budget and coordinate the office of the Court
 Interpreter Program.
- Supervise and / or give work direction to a small group of
 professional and / or administrative staff.
- Support, collaborate with and oversee efforts of the State Court
 Administrator's Office Education and Organizational Development
 Division to (1) educate judges, lawyers and court administrators
 regarding court interpreters; and (2) develop and administer
 interpreter training programs and tests.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- BA degree with major coursework in public administration, social
 science, public affairs, criminal justice, sociology or related area
 required. Masters or comparable degree desired.
- Minimum two years program development/project management experience.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability to
 train, assign work, supervise and evaluate the work of staff in a
 manner conducive to high morale and productivity.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of structure and operations of courts, and court
 administration issues desired.
- Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with
 division staff, subordinates, judges, court administrators,
 interpreters and program stakeholder groups.
- Familiarity with immigrant, non-English speaking or Deaf/Hard of
 Hearing populations and issues, and bilingualism and
 interpreting/translating experience a plus.

SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS: $43,827-$67,923 annually
($20.99-$32.53/HR). Starting salary depending upon
qualifications. Excellent State of MN benefits package, and low cost
convenient parking. For benefit information visit
www.doer.state.mn.us.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 13, 2004

TO APPLY: Download an application from www.courts.state.mn.us, or
obtain by calling (651) 297-3430. Submit completed application form,
cover letter and resume to:
	Minnesota Supreme Court
	Human Resources, Rm. G27
	25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
	St.Paul, MN 55155 

HOURS OF WORKFull-timeFlexible schedule Monday -- Friday. Some
weekend work and travel required with occasional overnight stays.

DEPARTMENT/LOCATIONCourt Services DivisionMinnesota Judicial
CenterSt. Paul, MN
	


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Minnesota Supreme Court
	Human Resources, Rm. G27
	25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
	St. Paul, MN 55155
	United States of America 

	Applications are due by 13-Aug-2004

Contact Information:
	Human Resources
	Tel: (651) 297-3430
	Website: http://www.courts.state.mn.us
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