Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) State Court Interpreter 2

NJ JUDICIARY AOC   Trenton, NJ   Full-time     Legal
Posted on March 16, 2023
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Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) – State Court Interpreter 2


When you come to work for New Jersey Judiciary you will join an 8,500-member strong TEAM that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. You will be engaged with work that has purpose, meaning and makes a difference in lives of the public we serve. We work hard every day to build the public’s trust and confidence in our court system, which includes issues such as bail reform, marijuana decriminalization and recovery court. Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse training room, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.


The Judiciary offers a strong opportunity for growth.


The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking an individual who, under the general direction of the manager of the Language Services Section, will serve as an official court interpreter in the sight, consecutive and simultaneous modes during court proceedings and other court-related events for deaf and hard of hearing parties and others; assist in promoting compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Law Against Discrimination requirements; collect information (e.g. specialized vocabulary) on cases to prepare for the communicative event.


Remote Work: The Judiciary currently offers a hybrid work schedule and this position may for qualify for up to 2 days of work outside of Judiciary buildings. To participate in this program, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.


Example of Duties:

* Interpret for deaf court users, in-person and/or remote, throughout the state to ensure timely access to the courts.

* Provide Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) as directed and maintain the technical knowledge to update this process as technology evolves.

* Provide assistance to Vicinage Coordinators of Interpreting Services (VCIS) on scheduling services and to court managers/staff and judges on complex interpreting matters.

* Work with AOC and Vicinage Title II ADA coordinators to identify and correct issues as they relate to Sign Language interpreting and provide direction and feedback as it relates to Sign Language interpreting processes and procedures.   

* Conduct research and preparation for cases and disseminate preparation materials to interpreting team members to ensure quality interpreting services and maintain case prep documents.

* Co-present at training events such as annual law clerk, Superior and Municipal Court judge and staff trainings, etc.

* Translate into American Sign Language (ASL) and serve as the on-screen talent for informational videos to be used on the Judiciary website, etc.

* Participate in study and training activities in a group or individually to develop and maintain interpreting skills.

* Administrative duties include assisting with development of written policies and resources and recommending improvements in operating procedures and processes as it relates to interpreting.

* Other duties as assigned.


Salary range is $72,230.00 - $103,575.09. For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range.




Testing: Applicants must possess one of the following from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID):


* Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and Specialist Certificate: Legal (SC:L)




* Sixty hours of legal training as evidenced by providing a transcript of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) obtained from the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID).


Note: For additional information on becoming a Court Interpreter refer to:  www.njcourts.gov/public/lang-services#sign-language.


Residency Law: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” all persons newly hired by the Judiciary must establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.


Authorization to Work: US citizenship is not required.  Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.


Special Note: Newly hired employees must agree to a thorough background check that will include fingerprinting. All data received will be kept in strict confidence except to inform the individual of the findings and what action will be taken as a result of this information.


To Apply: Applicants can apply online by March 31, 2023 at:




For additional information please visit www.njcourts.gov and reference Job # 2023-07465, Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDL) – State Court Interpreter 2.


The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Ensuring an Open Door to Justice.