American Sign Language Interpreter Job at Cayuse Holdings, Oakland, CA

  • Cayuse Holdings
  • Oakland, CA

Job Description

Cayuse Civil, LLC provides community focused technology solutions, program management, and business process services. Our integrated offerings, credentials, and diverse status allow local and state clients to engage quickly and confidently with Cayuse to deliver high-quality services on time and within budget.


The American Sign Language Interpreter will provide interpretation within the State of California. Interpretation will consist of but not limited to Education, legal, Medical, Environmental, and Social Services, etc. This position performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Cayuse.

  • Accurately interpreting spoken work situations like lectures, conversations, and meetings. 
  • Translating American Sign Language into English. 
  • Working with an organization’s faculty to better facilitate communication with deaf members of the community. 
  • Collaborating with other ASL Interpreters. 
  • Utilizing technology to transcribe spoken English in some settings. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school/ BA Degree/ or equivalent in years of experience / MISS, RID certification/ "Linguist title; Linguist Analyst, Language Control Manager”
  • 5+ /years, Language Liaison; Education, Medical, Environmental, Military Interpretation,
  • Registry of Interpretation for Deaf (RID), Board of evaluation of Interpretation certification program (BEI), World Association of Sign Language Interpreters.
  • Must be comfortable interpreting for these organizations: National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)Department of Social services (DSHS), Certified Health Interpretation (CHI), Federal courts, Legal, economic and World Bank.
  • Must be fluent in one or more of the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Chin Hakka, Dari, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and ASL.
  • Must be able to pass a background check. May require additional background checks as required by projects and/or clients at any time during employment.

Minimum Skills:

  • The ability to facilitate communication with discretion and impartiality. 
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication 
  • A wide breadth of knowledge in a variety of topics 
  • Strong social awareness for interpretation with empathy and attentiveness 
  • Understanding of the cultural norms and conventions of the American Deaf Community 
  • The ability to track and remember information and concepts while simultaneously interpreting them. 
  • Physical stamina and dexterity for extended interpretation sessions


  • Must possess problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Adobe toolsets, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat, etc.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to handle and manage multiple tasks at any one time.
  • Ability to forge new relationships, individual and teaming in nature.
  • Must be a Self-starter, that can work independently and as part of a team.


Reports to: Deputy Program Manager


Working Conditions

  • Professional office environment.
  • On-call as needed
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform duties while standing for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed to meet the demands of this position.
  • Must be able to establish a productive and professional workspace.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time looking at computer screen.
  • May be asked to work a flexible schedule which may include holidays.
  • May be asked to travel for business or professional development purposes.
  • May be asked to work hours outside of normal business hours.


Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement: Cayuse embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Cayuse, and all of its subsidiaries, are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are an affirmative action employer .




USD $45.00 - USD $65.00 /Hr.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Part time, Local area, Flexible hours,

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