Friday , March 31 2023


CA Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

About the job

Job Description And Duties

The Support Services Assistant (Interpreter) (SSAI) will facilitate communications accurately, effectively and impartially using sign language for hearing impaired and severely speech impaired inmates. The SSAI will also perform other duties related to assisting in the communication process. The SSAI is under the direct supervision of the Institution’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and Indirect supervision of the Warden.

This position may require the SSAI to travel to other correctional institutions, other than their assigned facility, if needed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Between the positions coverage will be needed 7 days a week from 0700 to 2100.

Employees in the above classification who are employed by CDCR in the capacity of an American Sign Language Interpreter will receive $2500 per pay period in addition to the monthly salary.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Sign Language Interpreter-Support Services Assistant (Interpreter)



$3,718.00 – $4,655.00 A

$3,881.00 – $4,856.00 B

$4,242.00 – $5,314.00 C

# of Positions:


Work Location:

San Diego County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

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Department Information

Vision: We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs.

Mission: To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) are committed to building and fostering a diverse workplace. We believe cultural diversity, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and unique identities should be honored, valued, and supported. We believe all staff should be empowered. CDCR/CCHCS are proud to foster inclusion and representation at all levels of both Departments.

Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) is a multi-mission institution: RJDCF’s primary mission is to provide housing for General Population and SNY, Level I, II, III & IV inmates serving their term of incarceration at RJDCF. Additionally, we provide health care services and rehabilitative programs to inmates while incarcerated at RJDCF. RJDCF is a designated institution for inmates with severe mental illness, inmates with developmental disabilities and is responsible for providing officer coverage for inmates being treated in community hospitals throughout San Diego County. In order to continue our mission, we are constantly looking for highly enthused individuals who value a progressive and innovative work environment. Working at RJDCF presents many challenges and opportunities for personal and career growth. If you strive to make a difference, we invite you to seek a career with RJDCF.

Special Requirements

Do not include any confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan Fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by department annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.

Pursuant to the Public Health Orders ( Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings and State and Local Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers Health Care Worker Vaccination Requirement) issued by the California Department of Public Health and the directive Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing for Institution Staff issued by the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR), all staff assigned to this post/position may be required to show evidence of full vaccination and booster for COVID-19, absent an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation precluding them from vaccination.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Willingness to create and promote an equitable and inclusive workplace where diversity is celebrated and valued.

Additional Information

Please submit the following items and/or information along with a complete and detailed application:

  • Application must have the title of the job you are applying for and must clearly indicate the Job Code #. (Please ensure your application template is updated with the correct job title).
  • Application must include a valid email address and contact number .
  • If using education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must include a copy of your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification.
  • If currently employed by the State of California using Out of Class experience to meet Minimum Qualifications, please include a copy of your Out of Class Completion Memorandum.
  • If you are a State employee requesting a T&D Assignment, this MUST be indicated on your application or by selecting “Other” as appointment type and typing in “T&D Assignment” when prompted during online submission.
  • Incomplete applications will be screened out .
  • This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during this recruitment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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