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Sign Language Interpreter

Sign Language Interpreters provide interpreting services and manage interoffice and interagency projects such as reasonable accommodations and corporate accessibility.
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Starting salary: $100,479 - $145,617*
  • *Salary Range based on full-time position. No part-time positions.
  • Opportunities for domestic and foreign travel are possible

Agency-wide Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens (dual U.S. citizens also eligible)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to move to the Washington, DC area
  • Able to complete security and medical evaluations
  • Registered for the Selective Service

About the Job

As a Sign Language Interpreter for CIA, you will work alongside and support seasoned intelligence professionals with depth of knowledge in a range of topics, including specific geographic regions, technology, proliferation, and terrorism, among others. Due to the variety of positions held by the Agency’s Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, you must be flexible when it comes to assignments, have a diverse vocabulary, and a display a strong commitment to customer service. In addition to providing interpreting services, you will manage interoffice and interagency projects of varying levels of complexity in support of related programs such as reasonable accommodations and corporate accessibility. In the part time position, candidates would work 24 – 32 hours a week.

Foreign and domestic travel may be required

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong signing and voicing skills
  • National sign language interpreter certification
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Broad knowledge of technical and human resource vocabulary
  • Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
  • Ability to work within a changing schedule
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Federal reasonable accommodations training or work experience
  • Federal disability program management training or experience