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Sign Language Interpreter

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At a Glance

  • Full time

    Part time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $88,959 - $128,920*

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

* Salary range based on full time positions. No part-time positions.

As a Sign Language Interpreter for the 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.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

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
Desired Qualifications:
  • Federal reasonable accommodations training or work experience
  • Federal disability program management training or experience
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Copies of all certifications

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Posted: Aug 06, 2018 02:22 PM
Last Updated: May 21, 2019 10:23 AM

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