The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference. Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas. We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better. We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

Position description

The Spanish Court Interpreter performs skilled professional duties as a certified interpreter in judicial proceedings involving non-English speaking persons. The Interpreter is the link between the non-English party and the court.

Duties include interpretation and translation of oral statement, testimony and written documents presented in either Spanish or English.

A certified Court Interpreter serves as the official Interpreter and translator on a daily basis for first appearances, arraignments, preliminary hearings, trials & court proceedings for non-English speaking defendants, witnesses and victims. Translates forms and documents utilized in court proceedings, inputs data into the Court Interpreter Data Base (CIDB), participates in workshops for court interpreters, trains and observes freelance contractual interpreters. Requires a working knowledge and understanding of simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translations techniques and procedures.  Interpreters are also required to become familiar with the Florida Rules for Certification and Regulations of Spoken Language Interpreters and must adhere to the Interpreter Model Code of Professional Responsibility. 

Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.  Must read and write both Spanish and English language with proficiency. Must be able to work independently in a high stress environment.  Knowledge of the court system is a plus. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in either English, Spanish, or any subject closely related to the field of law is preferred. Two years of court/legal related experience may substitute for the recommended educational level or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This position reports to work in both Orange and Osceola Counties therefore candidates must be able and willing to travel to multiple counties and locations on a regular basis. Must complete a State of Florida orientation program and obtain state certification within one year of being employed as a Court Interpreter. Passing of the Federal Certification oral exam can substitute for passing of Consortium exam. This is a State funded position with benefits.

Salary: *$5,795.0/monthly for certified court interpreters or $5,216.31/monthly if not certified. *Certified by the Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program (CICRP) of the Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA). 

Equal opportunity employer

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Position details
Position status: Offer being made
Position #: 22011438
Closing date: Open until filled
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Certification: Completion of Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program
Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Shift: Day
Salary: $69,550.80/Annually (certified)
Location: Orlando, FL
Relocation: Not Available

The Ninth Circuit is a unique organization, rich with diversity and unlimited opportunity where all full time employees have access to:

  • Paid Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Florida Tuition Waiver (State Employees)
  • Affordable Health Benefits
  • Optional Vision, Dental and Supplemental Insurance
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Multiple Deferred Compensation Options
  • Florida Retirement Benefits
  • Tax Favored Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Support
  • Ongoing Training and Growth Opportunities