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LINGUIST List 25.1392

Sun Mar 23 2014

Jobs: Applied Ling: Analyst, Judicial Council of California - Administrative Office of the Courts

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Mar-2014
From: Leah Toala <leah.toalajud.ca.gov>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Analyst, Judicial Council of California - Administrative Office of the Courts, California, USA
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University or Organization: Judicial Council of California - Administrative Office of the Courts
Department: Human Resources Services Office
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.courts.ca.gov
Job Title: Sr. Court Services Analyst

Job Rank: Analyst

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Description:

Job Number: 3832
Location: San Francisco

Overview
Over 7 million Californians are of limited English proficiency (LEP), and may require language assistance services to fully access the state court system. The Judicial Council of California, through the AOC, promotes language access to the courts in several different ways. The Court Language Access Support Program is a staff unit within the AOC devoted to this important work. The unit is currently recruiting for a fulltime Senior Court Services Analyst. The primary function of this position is to oversee the testing program for interpreter candidates who wish to become either certified (in one of California’s 15 certified languages) or registered (in all other languages) court interpreters for the California state courts. Bilingual court staff can also take certain exams to document their speaking abilities through this testing program. More than 2,000 tests are taken each year.

Responsibilitites
This position leads the testing program, including:
- Comprehensive project management and oversight of an outside vendor that serves as the AOC's exam administrator.
- Policy coordination and communication, including with the Court Interpreters Advisory Panel, and the Joint Working Group for California’s Language Access Plan.
- Extensive collaboration with the National Center for State Courts.
- Communication with exam candidates.

This work requires an understanding of test design principles, exam rating protocols, and psychometric analysis. This position is responsible for working independently under direction from the unit manager, on this complex and sensitive project. More detail about the testing program can be reviewed at http://www.courts.ca.gov/2695.htm . This position will also be responsible for other language access activities, including but not limited to staffing policy committees.

Desirable
- Knowledge of testing for professional certification/licensure, preferably testing of applied linguistic abilities.
- Familiarity with test design and exam rating principles.
- Experience utilizing the results of psychometric analysis. (Does not require being a statistician or a psychometrician.)
- Knowledge of court interpretation.


Other Information
Please Note:
- Occasional travel will be required.
- If you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.

How to Apply
To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5pm on Monday, April 14, 2014. This position requires the submission of our official employment application (fully completed), resume and responses to the Supplemental Questions. To complete an online application, please visit the application website and search for Job #3832.

or

To obtain a paper application, please download a copy from the Careers page of our website under the Special Access and Paper Application Help section. And mail it to the application address below.
(415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf)

Pay and Benefits
Salary Range established for this position: $6,261-$7,608 monthly per month.

The Administrative Office of the Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: 14-Apr-2014
Administrative Office of the Courts
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
Web Address for Applications: http://www.courts.ca.gov/careers
Contact Information:
Leah Toala
Email: leah.toalajud.ca.gov

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