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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER with Security Clearance

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 5, 2024

Job Description:

Duties This is an open continuous announcementApplicants will be reviewed throughout the open period of the announcementThe first cut-off date for consideration of applicants will be December 13, 2023Thereafter, the cut-off for applications received will be January 16, 2024, March 4, 2024 and May 6, 2024 until the job opportunity announcement closesIncumbent typical work assignments may include the following:--- Serve as the WHS/OSD ASL Interpreter for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing employees and visitorsIncumbent recognizes that interpreting is a complex process that requires a high degree of linguistic, cognitive and technical skills in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).--- Interpret for Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing employees engaged in specialized meetings, seminars, in-house training, career counseling, performance evaluation discussions, and other discussions with supervisors or other staff memberMay provide oral interpreting to employees who rely on lip reading.--- Serve as a technical advisor on a wide range of ASL issues critical to the achievement of the agency mission.--- Assist with coordination and execution of various program activities including schedulingMonitors and analyzes program effectiveness and identifies trends throughout the serviced organizations in terms of meeting Federal and Agency goals and objectivesRequirements Conditions of Employment--- U.SCitizenship is required--- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)--- May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period--- Must be determined suitable for federal employment--- Required to participate in the direct deposit program--- This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing--- A Secret Clearance is required for this position--- Position requires Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the DeafInterpreters are required to recertify every four years and to receive continuing education credits.--- Recertification is through achievement of the National Interpreter Certification given jointly by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association for the Deaf.--- Employee work locations require the incumbent to travel between facilities within Alexandria, VA.--- Occasional Travel and/or Overtime is required of this position.--- Relocation incentive may be authorized in accordance with regulatory requirements--- Recruitment incentive may be authorized in accordance with regulatory requirements Qualifications For qualifications determinations, it is recommended that applicants include their months and hours worked per week for each employment listed on their resumeIf a determination is not able to be made about the length of your creditable experience for qualification requirements, you will be removed from considerationRead more about what should I include in my federal resume? at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/ You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector:1) Interpreting signed languages (i.eAmerican Sign Language (ASL), contract sign, and signed English) with ease, good style, and voice and diction compatible with public speaking; and 2) Performing routine conversations with emphasis on correct grammar and spellingExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social)Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employmentYou will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experienceACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligibleA "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of serviceThe service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C2108(1)The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submissionThe "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.ehonorable)Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentationYour preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointmentActive duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leaveCurrent or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States CodeIf you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources OfficeSubmit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:--- Position title;--- Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);--- Agency; and,--- Beginning and ending dates of appointmentAll qualifications and education requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resumeEducation ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claimsEducation must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.SDepartment of EducationUnless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the courseAll materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcementPASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor societyGRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time studySuch study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basisIf you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.Seducation program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.Saccredited college or universityFor further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional information MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Military spouse preference applicants are required to apply to job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their preference statusThe application must include signed Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, Marriage Certificate or License, Sponsor's PCS orders at the time of application to be considered Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating proceduresA tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointmentsIf you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative applicationPlease view the following link for information on how to obtain an alternative application https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?%20title=Alternate_Application_Information Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:--- https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/individuals-with-disabilities/--- https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/--- https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/un

Keywords: Department of Defense, Alexandria , AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER with Security Clearance, Other , Alexandria, Virginia

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