Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Translator - Job Specifications
Position Translator (Manual Communications) SG-14
Job locations
  • Eastern NY Correctional Facility, Napanoch, NY
  • Sullivan Correctional Facility, Fallsburg, NY
  • Wende Correctional Facility, Alden, NY
  • Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, NY
  • Wyoming Correctional Facility, Attica, NY
Salary The hiring rate is $44,564 and the job rate is $56,888 effective April 1, 2017.
Work Schedule Monday through Friday
40 Hours per week
Working with inmate population
Qualifications certification issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID):


A passing score on the written portion of the RID certification examination and two years of experience providing sign language interpretive services;


A rating of intermediate or above on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) conducted by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Duties / Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Deputy Superintendent of Programs, the Translator Manual Communications will provide or coordinate sign language interpreting services for inmates who are deaf or hard of hearing and communicate primarily with sign language. The incumbent of this position will communicate through the use of American Sign Language, providing sign to voice and voice to sign interpreting between the inmate and facility staff. If a deaf or hearing impaired inmate does not communicate verbally, the incumbent will also be responsible for speaking the inmate's responses. In all cases, the Translator Manual Communications will relay information either exactly as it is spoken or exactly as it is signed by the inmate.
Send resume or contact
Mitchel Lake
Phone (518) 445-6071
Fax (518) 445-6091

The State of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability in the admission to, access to or employment in our programs or activities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. The State of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer