Translator, GG-1040-12, Census-DOC-TG

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 19, 2019
Closes
Mar 27, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Current Career/Career Conditional U.S. Census Bureau Employee:  This is a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed 1 year or 09/26/2020, whichever comes first with the possibility for extension at management's discretion. 

    Non-Current Career/Career Conditional U.S. Census Bureau Employee: This position may be filled as a Temporary Appointment not to exceed 1 year or 09/26/2020, whichever comes first with the possibility for extension at management's discretion.

    A trial period may be required.

    This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

    This is a BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses may be paid.


    Specialized Experience: For the GG-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: working as a professional translator from English into Spanish, translating surveys and survey materials, working as a member of a translation team reviewing or editing translations, researching terminology, and experience using SDL Trados or a similar tool to complete translations.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    Selective Placement Factor: You must demonstrate full-time or equivalent experience working as a professional translator for 3 or more years (and/or an advanced translation degree) for the following language combination: English into Spanish (this requirement must be supported in the submitted resume)."

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to provide an English into Spanish translation sample.
     
    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of both Spanish and English sufficient to render Spanish translations with correct grammar, syntax, and spelling. 
    • Knowledge of Spanish translation related to survey materials sufficient to accurately identify potential translation challenges in survey translation and suggest appropriate solutions. 
    • Shill in proper documentation and review of Spanish translation errors and provide feedback to less experienced translators. 
    • Ability to research and formally document Spanish terminology for concept-based equivalency in another language.
    • Ability to work effectively as a translator with SDL Trados or a similar translation memory tool.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


    To preview questions please click here.

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    Drug test required No


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