We are looking for professional, innovative and team-oriented individuals who want to provide our Tribal members with excellent services to each residence and location.
The person selected shall be contracted to serve as a translator for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Court. The translator shall be the individual listening to, understanding, and translating spoken or written statements from the English language to the Miccosukee and/or Creek language, and vice versa, in order to assist Tribal members and general public during court proceedings. This position is a contract position and will provide services at the request of the Seminole Court Clerk of Court.
The contracted translator will provided the following services to the Tribal Court:
Prior experience serving as translator or serving the Tribal Community, with emphasis in customer service or experience working with general public is preferred. Knowledge of legal terminology and court proceedings is beneficial. Knowledge and ability to fluently speak, read and write the Creek and/or Miccosukee language is required. Ability to focus on listening, understanding and interpreting is required. Demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Being a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida is preferred. Must have the ability to travel and work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
The incumbent in this positon is responsible for assisting the Clerk of Court in the administration and day-to-day operations of the Tribal Court and Tribal Appellate Court of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including the oversight of satellite court offices. The individual assists in maintaining the files of all cases filed with the Seminole Tribal Court and the preparation and maintenance of dockets for court sessions. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the orientation and training of Court Clerk Is in the application of court policies, civil rules, appellate rules and court procedures. Employees in this class perform duties with some autonomy and minimal supervision; makes independent judgments within established policies and procedures This position reports to the Clerk of Court and is a non-exempt position.
• Reviews legal documents for completeness, adequacy, accuracy and compliance with rules; determines processing required and takes necessary action in accordance with court rules or refers difficult matters to superiors.
• Performs courtroom clerical duties; prepares case files and forms for court; checks people in and calls the calendar; administers oaths and witnesses the execution and certification of documents during trials; records results, court orders and any fines from the Court; takes court minutes and operates electronic recorder to record hearings; may prepare transcripts, if certified, as requested; sets court dates for next appearance.
• Performs additional related duties as assigned by the Clerk of Court or Court Administrator, not limited to assisting the Court Clerk I.