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American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter - Mid/Experienced Level - 30000211 more...
Location:Fort George G Meade (Fort Meade), MD
Company:National Security Agency (NSA)
First posted:June 01, 2017
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Job Title American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter - Mid/Experienced Level Agency NSA JET Job Family General Administrative Support Location Fort Meade, MD Job ID 30000211 Favorite Job Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular

Responsibilities The Office of Reasonable Accommodations & Accessibility (ORAA) has immediate opening for Sign Language Interpreters to provide enabling solutions for persons with disabilities. 

The incumbent will:

Plan, organize, and implement American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services; interpret complex subject matter in a variety of classified, highly technical, sensitive and unique situations from polygraphs, high profile platform interpreting and highly technical transliterations to training and informational discussions for various disciplines and personnel to include Engineers, Mathematicians and Computer Scientists. 

Serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), if needed.  Prepare and manage contracts.  Write Statements of Work. Develop and maintain accurate and timely spreadsheets on all contracts. Certify invoices and keep records for the Performance Review of the contractors.

Conduct internal training on Deaf awareness issues and suggest best practice solutions to problems/issues involving Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing employees.

Have, or be willing to acquire, skills in the Pro-Tactile method of interpreting for Deaf-Blind individuals.

Perform other duties as needed to support other programs and services provided by ORAA.

Travel to remote locations to provide accommodations may be required.

Exhibit discretion, professionalism, and sensitivity to workplace diversity issues. Skills The ideal candidate must have:
- Minimum of five years' experience as an American Sign Language Interpreter.
- RID Certification.
- Adherence to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.

The ideal candidate should have:
- At least one year of experience as an American Sign Language Interpreter in the DOD or IC community.
- Superior working knowledge of ASL, PSE, and MCE in order to simultaneously transliterate in a variety of settings.
- Expert skill indicating nuances and tones associated with verbal communication in order to accurately convey the intended message.
- Ability to interpret highly specialized terminology and adapt to a wide variety of interpreting settings, developing new signs as appropriate to facilitate a cryptologic-associated vocabulary.
- Ability to negotiate and develop informal resolutions with personnel at all levels.
- Knowledge of services, equipment, and resources available in accommodating individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in order to accurately provide an appropriate fit for associated needs.
- Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
- Experience with Intranet, Internet, Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, and Excel). Qualifications/Experience Salary Range:  $66,510 - $103,639 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in sign language interpretation with a superior working knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), Pidgin Signed English (PSE), and Manually Coded English (MCE) in order to simultaneously transliterate/interpret in a variety of settings. RID Certification (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) is required. Consistent experience interpreting in a Federal Government setting is required.

Salary Range:  $94,796 - $145,629 (Senior)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in sign language interpretation with a superior working knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), Pidgin Signed English (PSE), and Manually Coded English (MCE) in order to simultaneously transliterate/interpret in a variety of settings. RID Certification (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) is required. Consistent experience interpreting in a Federal Government and IC/DoD setting is required. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from (see application details).

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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