State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • 07-Feb-2018 to 02-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA
  • $36,528
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave, Paid Holidays

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MCDHH Interpreter Certification Specialist
Annual Salary: $36,528
Full-time, benefited position
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Office of Special Education

All applications MUST be submitted electronically to be considered for the review process. Complete the employment application at
Once on The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. Attach a scanned copy of college transcripts (if applicable for the position) with the application. An e-mail confirmation will be sent once the application is received electronically.

NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process. 

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. Preference given to applicants with a degree in a field related to the study of hearing loss, deafness, interpreting, public policy, human resources, assessment, business administration, or communication.
Two years of successful experience in a program management or coordination capacity.

(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)


Knowledge and understanding of the Missouri interpreter evaluation and certification process, various other types of interpreter evaluation systems, and interpreter training.
Knowledge of hearing loss issues, deafness, Deaf culture, and interpreting.
Ability to effectively communicate with groups and individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and hearing.
Ability to analyze, organize, plan and evaluate tasks.
Knowledge of program planning and management, administrative rulemaking, and policy development.
General knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to hearing loss, deafness and interpreting, as well as the ability to interpret government policies and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a governing board and certification evaluators.
Basic competency in either American Sign Language or some system of manually coded English.
Ability and willingness to occasionally travel within the State of Missouri.
Ability and willingness to be a "team player" with other members of a small staff.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.


Proctors BEI Written and Performance Assessment tests
Coordinates and provides consultation, advice, and recommendations to the Board for Certification of Interpreters on all matters related to interpreter evaluation, certification, and training.
Co-coordinator with MICS Coordinator in the management and coordination of the entire interpreter certification process in Missouri from application to final disposition.
Coordinates the development, updating, and dissemination of various signed contents (vlogs) and printed materials concerning interpreting.
Develops articles for the newsletter of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Coordinates and provides presentations and workshops containing information about interpreters, interpreting services, and the MICS.
Coordinates and provides professional development activities for interpreters, planning the Missouri Interpreters Conference, and distributing educational materials for interpreters.
Coordinates the maintenance of a statewide database of current interpreters.
Coordinates and provides information at MCDHH exhibit booths at various events.
Receives and processes testing applications on a near-daily basis.
Coordinates ASL Task force.
Upon request of the MCDHH Executive Director, prepares and submits contact logs and various reports.
Coordinates the development of Vlog scripts, filming, editing and the distribution via social media, and website maintenance.
Involvement in the planning of Deaf Empowerment at the annual Interpreters Conference.
Provides consultation for new content, brochures and the website.
Assists in the planning of Missouri Interpreters Conference
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
This position is required to travel occasionally in-state or out-of-state.


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users: Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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