The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.
The Office of Reasonable Accommodations & Accessibility (ORAA) has immediate opening for Sign Language Interpreters to provide interpreting and transliterating services for deaf and hard of hearing customers.
The incumbent will:
Plan, organize, and implement American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services; interpret complex subject matter in a variety of classified, highly technical, sensitive and unique situations from polygraphs, high profile platform interpreting and highly technical transliterations to training and informational discussions for various disciplines and personnel to include Engineers, Mathematicians and Computer Scientists.
Exhibit discretion, professionalism, and sensitivity to workplace diversity issues.
Travel to provide accommodations may be required.
-prepare and manage contracts
-conduct internal training on Deaf awareness issues
-suggest best practice solutions to problems/issues involving Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing employees
-serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)
-perform other duties as needed to support other programs and services provided by ORAA
-develop and maintain accurate and timely spreadsheets on all contracts
-certify invoices and keep records for the Performance Review of the contractors.
-have, or be willing to acquire, skills in the Pro-Tactile method of interpreting for Deaf-Blind individuals.
-Write Statements of Work
The candidate must have:
- Minimum of five years' experience as an American Sign Language Interpreter
- RID Certification.
- Adherence to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.
The ideal candidate should have:
- At least one year of experience as an American Sign Language Interpreter in the DOD or IC community.
- Ability to interpret highly specialized terminology and adapt to a wide variety of interpreting settings, incorporating new signs as appropriate to facilitate a cryptologic-associated vocabulary.
- Ability to negotiate and develop informal resolutions with personnel at all levels.
- Superior working knowledge of ASL, PSE, and MCE in order to simultaneously transliterate in a variety of settings
- Knowledge of services, equipment, and resources available in accommodating individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in order to accurately provide an appropriate fit for associated needs.
- Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
- Expert skill indicating nuances and tones associated with verbal communication in order to accurately convey the intended message.
- Experience with Intranet, Internet, Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, and Excel).
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.