Job Description


Facilitates communication between deaf and hearing impaired students and their hearing peers, teachers and others through interpreting and transliterating - voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice.


High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Arizona IVP Fingerprint clearance

Proficiency of Interpreting skills through one of the following:

Minimum score of 3.5 on Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) OR

One or more of the following Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certifications:

National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Certified, Advanced, or Master

Certification of Transliteration

Certificate of Interpretation

Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC)


Valid Certificate from the National Associate of the Deaf (NAD) at level 3, 4 or 5

Verbal, signed, and written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions.

Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation, Signed English, fingerspelling and/or other modes of communication with Hearing Impaired (HI) students and adults.

Basic knowledge of child development and language development.

Familiarity with the deaf culture and cultural diversity.


Associate’s Degree, or higher

General Interpreter License issued by the Arizona Commission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH)

Previous experience working with youth or adults in educational interpreting and/or tutoring.


Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

Must hold a current Driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance coverage greater than or equal to the state required minimum for car insurance as described under Governing Board Policy: EEB-R-1 Business and Personnel Transportation Services - Transportation by Employees.

Reliable mode of personal transportation with evidence of auto insurance policy. Coverage must be valid throughout term of employment. Must submit evidence of insurance of $30,000 bodily injury liability & $10,000 property damage liability.

Effective: 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR
Location: Exceptional Education Department - District Wide - Sites vary
Classification: Supervisory/Professional

FTE: .88 - 7 hours per day - 5 positions available
Work Calendar: 9.5 month

Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for district benefits.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

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Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Leah Forger
Title Lead Education Interpreter for Exceptional Education
Phone 520-225-6610
Applications will be accepted
Friday, February 2, 2024 12:00 AM  -
Monday, September 2, 2024 11:59 PM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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