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Sign Language Interpreter

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date: August 2021
Gooding, ID
Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Nature of Work:

Interpret in-service programs, meetings, mainstream classes, student activities and provide interpreting services for deaf staff members. Provide instruction or planning in sign language instruction for staff as needed. Act as resource person regarding manual communication related issues (etiquette, turn taking, vocabulary, aspects of visual-
gestural languages and interpreting issues). Interpreters will be required to maintain a plan of professional development. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • As required by the “Sign Language Interpreter Licensing Law”, (HB 46 – Idaho Statute-Title 54, Chapter 29), the interpreter must meet all requirements including
    obtaining Idaho Licensure.
  • Fluent in American Sign Language, Conceptually Accurate Signed English, and
    spoken English.
  • Strong sign to voice skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Deaf culture and communication styles.
  • Familiarity with role and ethics of the interpreter.
  • Must be able to interpret back to back classes/meetings with only short breaks in
  • Preferred: A.A. or B.A. degree with interpreting as a major emphasis or experience
    and formal training in interpreting.


Commensurate with education and experience.


Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:

Interested persons are to complete an IESDB application (application can be
accessed at, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters
of recommendation or the names and contact information of three professional
references to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID 83330

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger fingerprint card or scan to the
Idaho State Dept. of Education no later than five days after the employees’ first day of employment
with the school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, whichever is sooner per Idaho
Code 33-130 & 33-512.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or disability. In addition,
preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulation.

* Any reference obtained from this server to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  or the State of Idaho of the product, process, or service, or its producer or provider. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the State of Idaho.

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