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7 Sep 2018

Freelance American Sign Language Crime Scene Interpreter ( ON-CALL)

Mid Oregon Personnel – Posted by Madras Anywhere

Job Description

The American Sign Language Crime Scene Interpreters interpret, sight translate, translate, or transcribe the communications of suspects, victims, and/or witnesses during the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault crimes. This is an at-will on-call position.


  • Respond to calls for assistance from Dispatch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a rotating basis as established by a monthly calendar.
  • Follow the directions given by Dispatch, which may include, but are not limited to calling the requesting law enforcement officer and/or driving to the location given to them by Dispatch.
  • Establish contact with the requesting law enforcement officer at the scene of the crime or another designated location.
  • Follow all law enforcement directions while interpreting, sight translating, translating, or transcribing.
  • Communicate the role of the interpreter and the level of confidentiality used by interpreters to all parties.
  • Interpret, sight translate, translate, or transcribe the communications of suspects, victims, and witnesses for law enforcement.
  • Interpret, sight translate, translate, or transcribe the communications of suspects, victims, and witnesses for prosecutors and/or victim assistance advocates.
  • Respond to subpoenas, attend court, and testify in court when requested.
  • Participate in training opportunities provided by the Rural Grant Coordinator and/or other community partners.
  • Inform the Rural Grant Coordinator of every call-out and of any problems or concerns that may arise.
  • Participate in work related meetings and events.
  • Follow the Crime Scene Interpreter Program: Code of Professional Responsibility and Confidentiality
  • Seek out additional training or other certifications that will improve interpreter qualifications and skills.
  • Prompt response to calls is an essential function of the position.


Ability to be neutral, unbiased, and impartial in order to ensure that all parties contacted by law enforcement and/or prosecution are able to communicate effectively with law enforcement and/or prosecution.

Possess the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to be able to concentrate intensely for long periods of time and to withstand disturbing subject matter.

Ability to work independently yet provides regular feedback to supervisor.

Ability to communicate professionally and effectively

Act professionally and ethically at all times

Strive to maintain positive and productive working relationships with colleagues and community partners.

American Sign Language certification through Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) preferred.

Must have a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Attorney / Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement. Job Types: Freelance and Part-Time. Salaries: $30-$40.


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