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Human Resources

Superior Court of California
County of Santa Barbara


Announcing a Recruitment for
Court Interpreter - Extra Help Language: Mixteco

One Half Day:  $156.67

Full Day:         $282.54

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled  

Application Deadline: Open until the needs of the Court are met

 Position Information:  Under supervision, performs a wide variety of language interpretation activities on an assigned and as-needed basis for the California Superior Court and for persons doing business with the courts. This includes but is not limited to verbal interpreting/translating of questions, testimony, arguments, written and legal documents, and other courtroom proceedings for defendants, judges, counsel, jurors, witnesses, and others.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Duties (May include but are not limited to):

Interprets from and into English and the applicable non-English language using simultaneous and consecutive modes at court proceedings.

  • Makes sight translations of documents for the benefit of the court.
  • Interprets for judges, attorneys, court staff, and other justice-related partners.
  • Interprets court procedures to non-English-speaking persons at the direction of Court management.
  • Researches and understands terminology used in legal proceedings.
  • Performs other interpretive duties as assigned.
  • Accurately completes daily activity logs or other paperwork as required.
  • Travels within the County.


Selection Requirements:  Possession of a valid Certificate as a registered Court Interpreter by the Judicial Council of California on behalf of the State of California in the language of Mixteco.  A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related duties.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to orally convey the meaning from and into English and the applicable non-English language by interpreting in the simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation modes.
  • Ability to accurately convey meaning, without editing, summarizing, adding meaning, or omitting, ability to interpret impartially.
  • Ability to use correct grammar and vocabulary of English and non-English language specified.
  • Knowledge of culture and customs of the groups and communities using specified language.
  • Ability to use office equipment including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, fax, and assisted-listening devices, as required by the assignment.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all California statutes, Rules of Court, and applicable personnel rules concerning court interpretation.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to interpreter ethics and standards as stipulated in California Rules of Court Rule 2.890, Professional Conduct for Interpreters.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.


For more information on becoming a certified interpreter, go to www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/courtinterpreters/



There is no Supplemental Questionnaire for this position at this time.

Applications are not accepted via FAX. Applications may be accompanied by a resume, but not in lieu of a completed application form. If testing is required you must attend as instructed in this bulletin. Application forms may be obtained from our web site at www.sbcourts.org/hr or by calling (805) 882-4739. Completed application forms must be filed with:

Superior Court Human Resources
Figueroa Division
118 E. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Superior Court Human Resources
Santa Maria Office
312 E. Cook St. Bldg. E.
2nd Floor Rm. 242
Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 882-4739 to request application

or visit www. sbcourts.org/hr



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