16th Judicial Circuit
- Listens to a speaker’s statements during regular court proceedings, either in person or via
remote video or telephone; prepares interpretations or interprets statements
simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs.
- Translates documents and recorded materials presented in court from a source language
to a target language.
- Provides interpreting services for court appointed psychological evaluations and
- Maintains message content, context, and style as much as possible during interpreting
- Testifies as expert witness regarding accuracy of documents translated for court
- Collects and inputs data for statistical purposes concerning the number and type of
interpreting tasks performed.
- Remains current in reference information resources, such as vocabulary in legal, medical,
and other areas, different cultural features, or local and world events.
- Assists with miscellaneous tasks such as on-the-job training for interns as directed by
- Attends and/or conducts staff and other professional meetings and conferences to
- Attends technical or professional seminars or conferences to improve professional skills.
- Refers to job specific training and education that is recommended for entry into the
position. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level
on a year-for-year basis.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, the source language, or a closely related field.
- Refers to the amount of related work experience that is recommended for entry into the position
that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the required
tasks. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-
year basis, excluding supervisory experience.
- Two years of court/legal related work experience.
- Requires valid certificate as a Certified Court Interpreter issued by the Florida Supreme Court,
Office of the State Courts Administrator.
- Applicants who are selected as court interpreters, but who are not certified at the time of court
employment, must become certified within one year of being employed in a court interpreting
position. The one-year requirement may be modified by the board on a case-by-case basis, if
necessary; but, only in exceptional circumstances. See Fla. R. Court. Interp. 14.205(c ).
statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The
job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the
employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.