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Sign Language Interpreter's Scale
(Effective July 1, 2014)


Interpreter I
JOB CODE/JOB TITLE HOURLY RATE
8119-PT Language Interpreter with QA1/Non-Certified Min: $15.04-Mid: $20.56-Max: $26.07
Halfway between Mid and Max is $23.32

Hiring rate is calculated based on a 3% increase for every year of experience. MDC’s procedure (2831) for recognizing academic degrees with an increase should be followed. At no time will an employee be hired above the maximum of the range. QA1 – start half way between midpoint and maximum.

REQUIREMENT – Non-Certified with related years of experience in field OR QA1 certification with related years of experience in field.

Interpreter II
JOB CODE/JOB TITLE HOURLY RATE
8120-PT Language Interpreter with QA2 Min: $18.96-Mid: $25.91-Max: $32.86
Halfway between Mid and Max is $29.39

Hiring rate is calculated based on a 3% increase for every year of experience. MDC’s procedure (2831) for recognizing academic degrees with an increase should be followed. At no time will an employee be hired above the maximum of the range.
EIE I should be equivalent to QA2 and EIE II should be equivalent to QA3. QA3 will start halfway between midpoint and maximum. QA1 – will start half way between midpoint and maximum.

REQUIREMENT – QA 2 OR EIE I OR QA3 or EIE II Certification

Interpreter III
JOB CODE/JOB TITLE HOURLY RATE
8121-PT Language Interpreter with QA3 Min: $21.38-Mid: $29.22-Max: $37.05
Halfway between Mid and Max is $33.14
Hiring rate is calculated based on a 3% increase for every year of experience. MDC’s procedure (2831) for recognizing academic degrees with an increase should be followed. At no time will an employee be hired above the maximum of the range.
Any certification that is national but incomplete, e.g. IC and no TC, will begin at the minimum. If complete, start at midpoint.
REQUIREMENT – IC/TC, RID, RSC, CSC or NAD Certifications with years of experience in the field.

C-Print Interpreters will receive an additional $3.00 per hour, not to exceed the maximum of the range.
Employees are eligible for additional incentive as follows: An Associate's degree an additional .25 cents per hour, a Bachelor's an additional .50 cents per hour; a Master's an additional $1.00 per hour; and a Doctorate's an additional $1.50 per hour. An original official transcript is required to receive this adjustment. The effective date of the adjustment will be the following pay period after receipt of the transcript in Human Resources. These rate increases for educational degrees are a one-time adjustment only. A transcript must accompany all Request for Personnel Action packages for part-time applicants being employed in this category who are attending college.


RID Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

NAD National Association of the Deaf

The NAD and RID administer a National testing system that certifies interpreters, level 1-5. Currently, the NAD and RID have merged and are working together to develop new testing resources and material.


CI Certificate of Interpretation

CT Certificate of Transliteration

IC Interpretation Certificate

TC Transliteration Certificate

Today, the IC and TC have been replaced with CI and CT


RSC Reverse Skills Certificate

This certificate is awarded to interpreters/tranliterators who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.


CSC Comprehensive Skills Certificate

EIE Educational Interpreter Evaluation

This is a local screening provided by the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Together, the local school districts and the Florida Department of Education developed a code of ethics for Interpreters specifically working the field of education. There are three levels: 1, 2, 3.


QA Quality Assurance

This is the state of Florida Quality Assurance screening. It is also distributed by the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

At the College, EIE has long been recognized as the more valuable screening because it prepares interpreters specifically for educational rather than general public interpreting. Additionally, the EIE Code of Ethics recognizes the role of the interpreter as a member of an educational institution while the QA Code emphasizes the client-interpreter relationship.


C-Print is a computer-aided speech-to-print transcription system developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) as a support service option for some students who are deaf and hard of hearing in mainstream educational environments. A C-Print- trained captionist, using a laptop computer, inputs essential elements of the lecture or discussion occurring in a classroom setting or meeting. That input is viewed simultaneously on a laptop held by one student or a VGA (computer) monitor by more than one student who is deaf or hearing -impaired, providing an interactive environment for the learners/participants.

10/07/2014

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