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Sign Language Interpreter

Work Schedule: Full and Part Time
Salary: $86,984 – $126,062*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Salary range based on full time positions. Part time positions will have a pro-rated salary.

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 display a strong commitment to customer service. In addition to providing interpreting services, you will manage inter-office and inter-agency 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong signing and voicing skills
  • National sign language interpreter certification
  • Excellent communication 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

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Copies of all certifications


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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An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

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Posted: Jul 03, 2008 12:08 PM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2018 05:00 PM

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