Translator (Spanish) Job at Oklahoma City County Health Department, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Oklahoma City County Health Department
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Job Description

Translator 1-3 (Spanish)
Wage Max:
37,056.00 Annual
Wage Min:
32,616.00 Annual
Position Type:
Shift: Monday to Friday:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


This position is located in Operations Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). The translator is primarily responsible for providing oral and written translations between English/Spanish languages to facilitate communication between staff and Spanish speaking clients who do not use English as their primary language. The employee is required to maintain confidentiality regarding all information received in the performance of the job. These various job duties and responsibilities may be performed for the main and satellite clinics.


  1. Translating instructions, responses, comments, etc., between Spanish speaking clients and staff.

  2. Operating a personal computer to prepare written translations of instructions, forms, and other materials from physicians and nurses into Spanish for clients.

  3. Telephoning Spanish speaking clients to confirm appointments, obtain additional information, etc.

  4. Accompanying nurses on home visits.

  5. Assist with clerical duties, including but not limited to client check-in, data entry, medical records scanning, when not performing translation duties.

  6. Driving to off-site locations as needed to conduct translation activities.

  7. In addition, at the direction of OCCHD Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health Officer or designee, the employee will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program).As a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.

  8. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.

  9. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.


-High school diploma or GED required

-Valid Oklahoma driver license required

-Must pass a proficiency exam in listed language both oral and written if selected for position

LEVEL 1 - Proficient in listed language both oral and written - $1,359 semi-monthly

LEVEL 2 - One year of experience in performing translations in English/Spanish - $1,467 semi-monthly

LEVEL 3 - Two years of experience in performing translations in English/Spanish - $1,544 semi-monthly


As an employee of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, you will enjoy comprehensive benefits which consists of:

  • 15 days per year of annual leave

  • 15 days per year of sick leave

  • 15 paid holidays annually

  • A comprehensive health insurance package – medical, dental, vision, life insurance, dependent life insurance, and flexible medical spending account

  • A generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.

  • Retirement plans: Defined Contribution Plan and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Please click below to learn more about this position and to apply online!


Successful candidate subject to background check, reference verification and drug screening.
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Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Flexible hours, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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