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Job Title:Interpreter (Sign Language)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM)

Job Announcement Number:NCBV12APR3BVGSTFTW811689D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$34,039.00 to $81,119.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 4, 2012 to Friday, May 11, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

NH-1040-02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 2 Years

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Warren, MI United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

You will serve as a Sign Language Interpreter located in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office and is responsible for providing a full range of interpreting/translating services for deaf employees. Also, work assignments involve assisting in the development and management of the Disability Employment Program and performing EEO assistance functions.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A Signing Test will be required if called for an interview

DUTIES:

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You will serve as an interpreter/transliterate in a variety of communication modes for agency-wide work related events such as special programs, formal conferences, all hands meetings, performance appraisals, counseling sessions, award ceremonies, various organizational meetings, etc.; for specific training needs/purposes and benefits. These situations require simultaneous interpreting, consecutive interpreting, oral interpreting as well as gestured communication. The interpreter must be able to adapt to accents and regional differences in both English and ASL. Requires relatively uninterrupted platform interpreting/transliteration for high level staff and/or dignitaries who are present as special guest speakers


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of general experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or band.

 

General experience is defined as: Experience which includes work that involves experience in translating, interpreting, or other work requiring the use of English and the other language; or a combination of work (that required English and the other language) and training at the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Service Institute, or comparable training.

  • skill in modes of communication used by deaf individuals (e.g., American Sign Language, Manual Codes for English, Oral Interpreting, Contact Signing, and other methods), in order to interpret between deaf and non-deaf individuals or translate written material into sign.
  • Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or comparable state agency is required for this position.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of English to render interpretations and compositions with correct grammar, idioms, and pronunciation and use of a wide range of organization-specific, technical and non-technical vocabulary.
  • Knowledge of assistive technologies available as accommodations for deaf employees, in order to review, evaluate and recommend work-place accommodations.
  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory guidance governing procedures for procurement and payment for contract interpreting services, in order to coordinate and pay for contract services.
  • General knowledge of the principles, concepts, legal requirements and methodology of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity program, in order to perform independent assignments for which there normally exist precedents.
  • Skill in applying EEO laws, regulations, and procedures. Basic skills in fact-finding, analysis, and report writing sufficient to conduct EEO counseling of informal claims of discrimination.
  • Work requires a high degree dependability on the part of the incumbent because of its lack of technical review by others. Interpreting assignments are evaluated by the degree of satisfaction expressed by customers.
  • Knowledge of the use of a computer terminal and the capabilities of various software packages to store and extract information for preparation of reports, to prepare briefings and charts, to track budget information and for word processing. Skill in operating an electric/electronic keyboard.

 



  • Education may be substituted 
  • Undergraduate and Graduate education in the major studies in the appropriate language from an English-speaking college or university, English from a college or university in the other country, or translating or interpreting where English and the foreign language were prerequisites.

  • Three years of work experience requiring considerable use of English, or a full 4-year course in a college or university in any subject where the instruction was primarily in English, or experience in speaking English where English was the second language in the high school system of a non-English speaking country or experience in speaking or writing in the language because it was the language (a) in which the applicant was educated (through the high school level), (b) of the household, or (c) in which the applicant worked for a long period of time, including service in the Armed Forces or I had a full 4-year course in an accredited college or university in a country where the foreign language required for the position to be filled is the native language.

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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

State of Michigan Level 3 Certification or a National Interpreter Certification at the Masters Level must be uploaded with application

You will be required to take a Signing Test if called for an interview

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID654628.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's

      Preference, please click this link:http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's

      documents under the appropriate category.


    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:   Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.   These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.   Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: APPLICANTHELP@CONUS.ARMY.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W4GGAA Command Staff
    DO NOT MAIL - Contact via
    phone or email, MD
    21005

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCBV12APR3BVGSTFTW811689D

    Control Number:

    315880700