Sign Language Interpreter
JOB DESCRIPTION: Sign Language Interpreters facilitate communications with deaf and hard-of-hearing employees in a variety of settings using a wide range of interpreting techniques. They act as an advocate for the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, as well as an advocate for the profession of interpreting. In some assignments, they may be responsible for administering sign language programs.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1. Customer service principles; organizational representation; and knowledge of deaf culture;
2. Demonstrated knowledge of resources for assistance and support for reasonable accommodations; working knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;
3. Demonstrated bility to work effectively with teams to build consensus on contentious issues and to foster a collaborative work environment across the organization and the IC/DoD;
4. Proven strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, to identify interpreting needs and requirements, and to develop recommendations; excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
5. Demonstrated ability to provide strong customer service skills while keeping in accordance with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf Certification of Interpretation -OR- RID Certification of Translation -OR- A proficiency level of 4 or 5 from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Hearing - 25 dB or better, aided or unaided, for 250 - 4000 hz frequencies; Vision - 20/40 or better, corrected; Repetitive use of both hands/arms
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Project management techniques (e.g., planning, scheduling, resource estimation, impact assessment);
2. Interpersonal relationship development/networking;
3. Contract management and Contracting Officer Representative (COR);
4. Knowledge regarding Equal Employment Opportunity laws and programs.
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference 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 an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity (ODE) manages the agency's Sign Language Interpreting Services Program. The selectee will serve as an American Sign Language/English Interpreter for the Interpreting Services Program, which is a part of the Diversity Management Division (ODED). The selectee will be one of the primary interpreters for NGA. The selectee will be joining a dynamic interpreting team already established within NGA/ODE and provide customer support to a variety of NGA Deaf/Hard of Hearing employees. The selectee may be required to assist with the provision of daily interpreting services, including providing scheduling support and administrative support for the Interpreting Services program. The selectee may be required to develop training and educational material for the workforce regarding the Interpreting Services program. In addition, the selectee may be required to monitor the performance of the contract interpreters in coordination with the Team Lead and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and assist ODE to identify and resolve accommodation issues on behalf of the deaf/hard of hearing community. The selectee will be required to interpret/transliterate for NGA employees during meetings, trainings, conferences, and other work related situations. Travel (CONUS and OCONUS) may be required for this position, up to 25%.