American Sign Language Interpreter / Translator (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Location: VA Black Hills Healthcare System, ND (Fargo)

Vancro is currently seeking American Sign Language Specialists to support Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VA Black Hills Healthcare System (Fargo). ASL Interpreters shall provide expert sign language services within the unique environment of healthcare, initiatives, operations, policy and directives that will come from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Details of the position:

Performs as an ASL Interpreter within the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities throughout the VA Black Hills Healthcare System (Fargo). Provide the full spectrum of sign language services within the VA Black Hills Healthcare System or those visiting those VA locations. 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.

Qualifications and EducationRequired: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.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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