Court Interpreter 1/Court Interpreter 2 (Spanish)

New Jersey Courts

Job Category
Posted : 2023-07-14


When you come to work for New Jersey Judiciary you will join an 8500-member strong TEAM that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. You will be engaged with work that has purpose, meaning and makes a difference in lives of the public we serve. We work hard every day to build the public’s trust and confidence in our court system, which includes issues such as bail reform, marijuana decriminalization and recovery court. Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse training room, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.

The salary range for this position is $69,504.36 to $98,696.16 for Schedule A, and $69,504.363 to $93,761.36 for Schedule B. For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range. For current Judiciary employees, salary upon promotion or advancement will be an increase of 5% of base salary, not to exceed the maximum of the range, or the minimum salary of the band/level, whichever is greater. Judiciary employees hired prior to June 3, 2014, are considered Schedule A. Newly hired individuals, and Judiciary employees hired on or after June 3, 2014, are considered Schedule B.

The Judiciary offers a strong opportunity for growth.

REMOTE WORK: The Judiciary currently offers a hybrid work schedule, and this position may qualify for up to 2 days of remote work outside of Judiciary buildings. To participate in this program, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.

Example of Duties

The Camden Vicinage is seeking a detailed oriented professional to work as a Court Interpreter. Under the direction of the General Operations Division Manager and other supervisory personnel, the successful candidate must be able to interpret in the three modes of interpretation (sight, consecutive, and simultaneous), in court and virtual proceedings, quasi-judicial hearings, complimentary dispute resolution events, weddings, and other court related events in person or via a telecommunication device. The qualified candidate will be able to produce translations, either in draft or in final form, of documents such as official forms, public signs, notices, posters, form, letters, and correspondence. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to collecting and entering data into automated recordkeeping systems, participating in study and training activities in a group or individually in order to develop and maintain interpreting and translating skills. This is an exciting and challenging position for a candidate who is looking for an opportunity to use one's bilingual ability and is committed to making a difference. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with all levels of Judiciary staff.


Eligibility: Eligible applicants are court interpreters approved by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). AOC approved interpreters include interpreters who have passed the written and performance oral exams of the National Center for State Courts administered by the AOC or an equivalent test administered by a member state of the Council of Language Access Coordinators; or who possess the Court Interpreter Certification from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Note: Prior to translating documents, incumbents must pass the translation test administered by the AOC.

For additional information on becoming a Court Interpreter refer to

Supplemental Information

Driver's License: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Authorization to Work: US citizenship is not required. Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.

Special Note: Newly hired employees must agree to a thorough background check that will include fingerprinting. All data received will be kept in strict confidence except to inform the individual of the findings and what action will be taken as a result of this information.

Residency Law: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act," all persons newly hired by the Judiciary must establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.


The NJ Judiciary requires all applicants to complete the application process fully and as instructed. All applicants must complete the work experience and education sections and attach any required documents. Applications must describe all relevant work experience in detail, beginning with your current or most recent job, including military service (indicate rank), internships and job-related volunteer work, if applicable. Use a separate section to describe each position. Applicants who indicate "see resume" or enter their initials to acknowledge that they have skipped the Work History and Education sections will not be considered, unless they do not possess any education history or work experience. Only applicants that follow the application instructions and submit completed applications will be considered.

The New Jersey Judiciary consists of the Supreme Court, the Superior Court including the Appellate Division and the Trial Court of the 15 vicinages in New Jersey, the Tax Court and the Municipal Court System. The Administrative Office of the Courts provides technical assistance, operational support, training, research and development, budget and personnel coordination, and development and operation of information systems for the Courts of New Jersey.

The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer Committed to Ensuring an Open Door to Justice

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Job Location
Camden, New Jersey, United States
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