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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 5312967
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Disability Services

R-9468 Staff Interpreter -Huntsville Regional Center Office of Field Services Revised & Re-Advertised

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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Revised & Re-Advertised

R-9468 Reference# 992600525

Posting Date: February 28, 2024

Candidates who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws. Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB's efforts to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.

POSITION: Staff Interpreter

Huntsville Regional Center | Office of Field Services


The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are Deaf, Blind, DeafBlind and multidisabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including seven campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located statewide, and programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are Blind and Deaf.


Our employees are among the organization's most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our Mission makes AIDB a unique place to work.

The Huntsville Regional Center provides a continuum of services to individuals from infancy through adulthood. Our Staff Interpreters provide interpreting services, sign language instruction, and community education workshops and training sessions. They interpret for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing individuals and groups in legal, business, medical, personal, and/or service delivery settings within AIDB and the community. Staff interpreters assist the Interpreter Coordinator in securing interpreting agreements with various community agencies and making presentations to various agencies and groups about deaf awareness and interpreting services. You may also assist with periodic in-service meetings and trainings, maintaining an interpreting database, scheduling, billing, and payroll.


You will play a vital role to ensure that AIDB's culture is reinforced and that employees feel connected, recognized and proud to be a part of the company. You will play a vital role in the lives of our consumers and be a part of the miracles that happen every day at AIDB. This will be accomplished by demonstrating flexibility, positive attitude and professional maturity.

  • Possess and maintain Alabama Interpreter Licensure upon employment.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws related to interpreting.
  • Must possess a minimum entry sign language proficiency level of ADVANCED according to AIDB evaluation system (SLPI/SCPI) upon hire.
  • Must provide documentation of sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI available through AIDB).
  • Valid driver's license, an automobile for use on the job, and liability insurance in effect.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB."

  • One (1) year or more of formal work experience interpreting for the Deaf/DeafBlind.

  • Must provide documentation of sign language proficiency evaluation (SCPI available through AIDB).
  • Possess a minimum entry sign language proficiency level of ADVANCED according to AIDB evaluation system (SLPI/SCPI); and ADVANCED PLUS must be obtained within the first thirty-six (36) months of employment.
  • Provide interpreting services and assist the Interpreter Coordinator as needed.
  • Must be willing to travel on a daily basis.
  • Willing and able to work flexible schedules to include holidays, nights, and weekends.
  • Assist in planning and participate in all regional center activities, i.e., White Cane, Deaf Awareness, educational workshops, social/community events, and/or statewide programs.
  • Enter current consumer information into a database as needed for consumer demographics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional Director.

SALARY: $47,008 - $73,008 Scale PI Rank PI Renewable Permit

$52,000 - $83,200 Scale PI Rank L1 Licensed Alabama Interpreter

$62,400 - $93,600 Scale PI Rank M1 Master's in Interpreting

This position is eligible for the following annual incentives.

Specialization Incentive Pay

RID recognized certification $5,000

Mental-Health-Q $2,500

Legal (SC: L), other $2,500

260 Days; Direct deposit is required; bi-monthly payroll

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance available
  • TRS retirement
  • Deferred compensation options available
  • Paid time off

This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime and/or compensatory time provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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