Job Information

University of Utah Translator (Spanish) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/14/2021

Requisition Number PRN26947B

Job Title Translator

Working Title Translator (Spanish)

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 01491 - Assoc. VP Research Integrity

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Provides full time English/Spanish translation of University of Utah research related material, coordinates translation process of multiple projects at any given time. Serve as an interpreter for research related study encounters between Spanish speaking community members and research teams.


1. Translates written educational materials ensuring document is translated faithfully into the source language.

2. Investigates and researches medical and technical terminology in both source and target language to ensure understanding and accurate translations.

3. Translates documents with using generalized target language to ensure understanding.

4. Manages the translation process of each requested document.

5. Mentors and teaches others in department to improve translation skills.

6. Assists the office in coordinating interpreting sessions and general office duties.

7. Interprets communication between the staff or faculty and the non-English speaking population.

Challenges include accurately translating information in an unbiased, clear and concise manner with patients, families, healthcare staff and physicians to read. Incumbent must work independently/in a team in an efficient, productive manner maintaining composure and sensitivity in accordance with the environment of health care services.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Translation, Foreign Language or related field or equivalency and demonstrated human relation and effective written and oral communication skills required. Must demonstrate the ability to accurately translate written materials from source to target language. Native-like proficiency in target language. Preference for candidates that have obtained ATA certification and have experience translating in the medical field.

Department may require knowledge of medical terminology.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


- Proficiency in both the English and Spanish language.

- Knowledgeable on a wide range of medical terminology in both languages

- Ability to demonstrate written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

All Applicants will need to provide verification of language proficiency and interpreting skills and pass an internal translation screening test.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.