English-Spanish Translator/Transcriber

Job DescriptionDivision/Unit: Spanish Language ProgramPosition Title: English-Spanish Translator/TranscriberCivil Service Title: Community AssistantSalary Range: $57,200 – $57,200 Job Description: The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an immediate opening for a Spanish/English Translator/Transcriber in its Language Services Unit in Support Services. The Language Services Unit provides interpretation, transcription, and translation services for witnesses, victims, and defendants at DANY for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. Under supervision, the Translator/Transcriber is responsible for interpreting and translating bi-directionally between Spanish and English and producing accurate transcriptions/translations. Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To: Translate a variety of materials in both language directions, including but not limited to legal documents, personal statements, press releases, general forms/letters, etc.Transcribe and translate audio and video recordings using industry related equipment and software to produce accurate transcriptions and translations such as: transcription foot pedal and multi-media players such as VLC and Audacity; computer applications such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint as well as Adobe; and/or computer-assisted translation tools.Proofread translations and transcriptions.Perform effective research on terminology as needed.Render court testimony on translations and transcriptions as needed.Interpret telephonically, via video, and in-person as needed, for which mature and tactful behavior is required.Process requests for language services and update Unit database.Perform related tasks as necessary.Adhere to all DANY employee policies as well as Unit standards and best practices related to interpretation and translations. In addition to the Minimum Qualification Requirements, all candidates must possess the following: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in translation and interpretation. Preferred Requirements/Skills: Minimum two (2) years of experience in general or legal translation and/or interpretation.Possess court interpreter certification.Possess fluency in Spanish and English both oral and written.Possess knowledge of transcription and translation techniques and be able to apply them.Possess a high-level of proficiency using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint as well as Adobe.Possess experience using multi-media players such as VLC and Audacity.Be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.Be able to perform effective research on terminology.Possess excellent customer service skills.Possess some experience working with witnesses, victims, and defendants.Possess some experience interpreting, transcribing, and translating in a legal setting.Be able to interact professionally, ethically, respectfully, and appropriately at all times.Be adept at cultural and linguistic differences.Be able to remain neutral and impartial when providing interpretation services.Be able to maintain confidentiality.Possess exceptional organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.Be a team-player and be able to work well under pressure to meet specific deadlines.Be detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to multi-task.Be able to accept feedback on interpretation and translation services provided. How To Apply: Apply with a Cover Letter and Resume. Additional Information: Current office employees: To be eligible for a transfer or promotion, staff must have already served at least 1 year in their current position and be in good standing. In addition, must meet the minimum qualifications of the position.Looking for candidates that could commit to one (1) year to the hiring Unit.Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position. Minimum Qualification Requirements High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; orEducation and/or experience which is equivalent to \”1\” above. Public Svc Loan Forgiveness: As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/. Hours/Shift: Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.Must also be available for overtime on an as needed basis Monday – Sunday. Residency Requirement: City Residency is not required for this position.The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.About UsThe New York County District Attorney’s Office serves and protects the People of New York through the fair administration of justice, without fear or favor. The Office’s professional staff perform a variety of key functions, including supporting the Trial, Investigation, and Appeals Divisions, as well as other prosecution support and office functions. Our support staff receive a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, as well as unparalleled opportunities for professional development.The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. Given the diverse nature of our community, the ability to work with people of different backgrounds is critical. The Office seeks to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. To that end, all applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.About the TeamThe Professional Staff Recruitment Team at DANY supports the Office’s initiatives to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. We seek employees that are interested in a career in the public sector and will support the Office’s initiative of Moving Justice Forward.For questions or inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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