Location: Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) (Fort Belvoir)
Vancro is currently seeking American Sign Language Specialists to support the Defense Logistics Agency (Fort Belvoir). ASL Interpreters shall provide expert sign language services within the unique environment of healthcare, initiatives, operations, policy and directives that will come from the Defense Logistics Agency.
Details of the position:
Performs as an ASL Interpreter within the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) facilities (Fort Belvoir). Provides the full spectrum of sign language services within the DLA or those visiting. Performs expert sign language interpretation of the English language. Skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments and to the development of new methods, approaches, or procedures and possesses thorough knowledge of and adherence to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct. Participates and translates in round-table, and free flowing discussions and meetings, commemorative programs and award ceremonies, formal presentations, formal and informal inter-office division and directorate meetings, formal and informal inter-office training, teleconferences and Internet based collaborative remote meetings, workshops, projects, training courses, fast pace technology meetings or briefings, personal reviews, evaluations, interviews, and any other personal related meetings. Many conversations are translated simultaneously between English and ASL. Provides assistance to other interpreters both inside/outside the organization on a variety of issues and subjects.
The ASL interpreter assigned to the will participate in the Scheduling Coordination process for the DLA's employees, tenants and customers. They will serve as the alternate/back-up Scheduling Coordinator when the Primary Scheduling Coordinator is not available and shall be responsible for receiving requests,
responding to emails/calls, confirming interpreting services and tracking and documenting requests and services as required internally by the DLA EEO office.
Qualifications and Education Required: Interpreters will be certified through either the Registry of Interpreters or the Deaf (RID) and qualified to provide the following services upon request:
Sign simultaneously and/or consecutively from oral spoken English into American Sign Language (ASL), Pidgin Sign English (PSE), Oral, and voice from ASL/PSE to Oral English, as required
Sign simultaneously and/or consecutively using verbatim, conceptually accurate, or idiomatic methods, as required.
Sign on subject matter ranging from simple statement of fact to complex and specialized terminology.
Professionally voice in spoken English responses by client, whether it be in meetings, technical training classes or presentations.
Applicants may need to relocate to Vermont for this position.
This position requires a thorough background investigation
All interpreters must have an active certification or screening level from one of the following:
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)- NIC Certification at any level (NIC, NIC Advanced or NIC Master
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)- Level III (Generalist), Level IV (Advanced), or Level V (Master).
Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS)- Either a III/II or a II/III (Transliteration/Interpreting)
combined with a minimum of 3 years of interpreting experience in the Federal sector