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Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: Interpreter Certification Board

UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTICE OF VACANCY/CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Date nominations are due to Board Secretary:  December 30, 2015

Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization: The Interpreter Certification Board is created to advise the State Board of Education concerning the certification of interpreters.  The Utah Interpreter Program is responsible for conducting the interpreter for the Deaf quality assurance evaluation and development of the interpreter certification process as mandated by the Utah State Legislature and delegated by the Utah State Board of Education pursuant to UCA 53A-26a-201.  The Certification Board is comprised of consumers and interpreters for the purpose of ensuring a fair and effective quality of American Sign Language interpretation services for Deaf individuals.

Who the group advises: The Utah State Board of Education, Utah Interpreter Program, and USOR Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Number vacancies: Three (3)

Specific representation needed for each vacancy and terms of appointment: Certified Professional Interpreter for the Deaf (2) and Consumer (1)

Person(s) in position up for vacancy and their representation: Heather Roberts, Interpreter; Alisa Ensign, Certified Interpreter; Carol MacNicholl, Consumer.

Meetings (specific dates or how often the group meets, where, and for how long):  Quarterly meetings, the first Wednesday of each month (Jan, April, July, October) at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, 3:00-5:00 pm.

Contact for questions: Mitchell F. Jensen, Interpreter Program Director, 801-263-4875, mfjensen@utah.gov

Nomination and Bio Submission: If you are interested in serving on this board, please submit by October 5 a statement on why you would like to serve and a brief (no longer than one page) bio or resume with contact information to Lorraine Austin at lorraine.austin@schools.utah.gov.

Utah State Board of Education
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