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Sign Language Interpreter

Work Schedule: Part Time
Salary: $76,378 – $118,069
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Reasonable Accommodations Staff (OEEO/RAS) has openings for certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Successful candidates must be energetic self-starters with well developed interpersonal and communications skills. Additionally, he or she would bring to the job demonstrated abilities to manage complex interoffice and interagency projects tailored to the Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers' requirements. Successful candidates must display the ability to thrive in a challenging, creative and informal working environment. In the part time position, candidates would work 24 - 32 hours a week. This position requires the ability to travel to all Agency buildings. Foreign and Domestic temporary duty (TDY) travel may be required.

Due to the variety of positions held by the Agency's Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, our interpreters must be flexible when it comes to assignments, have a diverse vocabulary, and a dedication to their customers.

*Skill level and certifications will be considered when determining grade and rate of pay.


Minimum requirements include:

  • Ability to work within a changing schedule
  • Outstanding communications skills
  • Strong Signing and voicing skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds (customers, colleges and management)
  • Broad knowledge of technical and human resource vocabulary
  • Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
  • RID CI/CT or NAD Level 4 or 5 certification
  • National Interpreter Certification (Advanced or Masters)

These positions require a 5-year Contract Term Agreement.

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

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

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Jul 03, 2008 12:08 PM
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2015 05:16 PM