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INTERVIEWER/TRANSLATOR

FULL-TIME CONRACTUAL

Recruitment #17-003465-0005

GRADE

8

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Health

Queen Anne's County Health Department

206 N. Commerce Street

Centreville, MD  21617

Main Purpose of Job

An Interviewer/Translator is the full performance level of work interpreting between spoken English and another language in both consecutive and simultaneous modes in a variety of settings in local health departments or State facilities. Employees in this classification interview clients in need of State services and produce translations between English and another language in a variety of forms, documents, reports, and correspondence. The work requires employees to interpret and translate with a high degree of accuracy as these interactions could cause misinterpretations or mistranslations with adverse consequences. The main purpose of this position is to provide programs with English/Spanish interpreting and translating services with the Queen Anne's County Department of Health for the Healthy Families Program. The selected candidate must be bilingual in English/Spanish.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience:  Six months of experience providing formal interpretation and translation services between English and a second language.

NOTES:

1.  Formal interpretation services may include documented work as a volunteer interpreter for a nonprofit, human service or faith-based organization.

2.  Additional experience interpreting and translating between English and a second language may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Linguist or Language Capability classifications or Linguist or Language Capability specialty codes in the Linguistic field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.