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VRS Interpreter MD

Employer: Birnbaum Interpreting Services
Position: Video Relay Services (VRS) Interpreter
Job Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

This position is a first shift VRS Interpreter; scheduled between the hours of 6:30- am-6:30 pm (specific hours and days to be determined by BIS,) in the Silver Spring, MD call center which is just outside the Washington, DC line. Preference is given to current BIS employees who possess appropriate qualifications.

The VRS team is an outstanding group of superlative interpreters with a strong dedication to customer service and quality interpretation. The VRS Interpreter will work closely with others to uphold BIS’ philosophy of service, providing and receiving feedback on an ongoing basis. The VRS interpreter will be able to work independently but will have opportunities to team and interact with other interpreters. The VRS TEAM is constantly adapting to new technologies and accepting new challenges in the high tech field of video relay service.

If you are interested in adding something new to your interpreting experiences, this position is just for you!

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpretation/transliteration for deaf and hearing video relay callers working as a video interpreter
• Uphold Hamilton Relay VRS philosophy of service
• Ensure outstanding customer service
• Commit to ongoing professional and skill development
• Provide peer observations

Education & Experience:
• Ability to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL)
• B.A. or higher or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience
• RID Certification (CI, CT, CI/CT, CSC) or NAD (V)
• Preferred 5-10 years working experience as a certified sign language interpreter in a variety of settings
• NAD level IV/V, or RID :CI, CT, CI/CT, CSC or
• Hold a state interpreter certificate at the Intermediate or Master Certificate skill levels or
• Have the professional interpreting experience to become a Hamilton Relay VRS interpreter, as determined by VRS Supervisory team
• Excellent voicing skills and a good understanding of Deaf culture
• Experience with video interpreting preferred

Talents & Characteristics:
• Capacity to work productively and thrive in a fast-paced, consumer-oriented TEAM Environment with minimal daily supervision with high degree of flexibility
• Ability to become informed, productive, and effective quickly, with minimal formal training
• Superior interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills

Benefits:
• $1,000.00 Sign-on bonus for certified interpreters after 60 days for new employees of BIS (does not apply to internal employees)
• Paid vacation leave (10 days per year; 15 days after 5 years of employment)
• Paid sick/personal leave (5 days per year)
• 10 paid holidays per year
• 3 days paid Bereavement leave
• 50% paid employee/dependent health insurance
• Domestic Partner Benefits
• Voluntary Dental benefit program
• $10,000 Life Insurance policy sponsored 100% by BIS
• 401K Retirement Program
• Direct Deposit
• Employee Assistance Program
• Flexible Spending Account (Medical and childcare flex spending plan)
• Educational stipend ($300 after 6 months to 3 years of employment; $500 per year thereafter)
• Employee discounts on various local businesses, including Joseph A. Banks clothing.
• Cellular phone or pager reimbursement
• Relocation reimbursement (up to $750) for all certified VRS Interpreters
• Guaranteed 40 hr work week
• Eligible for paid overtime opportunities
• Annual merit pay increases
• Metro and public transportation accessible
• Reimbursement for RID CI and CT testing fees
• Paid time off for certification exams
• Free CEU workshops/peer discussion groups
• Coordinated job schedules
• Bi-weekly scheduled payment for incurred expenses
• Quarterly cash award, recruiting bonus ($1,000)
• Onsite CEU coordinator
• EOE

Deadline: Friday June 16, 2006
How to Apply: Submit resume & cover letter highlighting your skills for the position to by Friday, June 16, 2006:

Mr. Larry Rocha, Director of Human Resources
Birnbaum Interpreting Services
8555 16th Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-565-0366 Fax or
Email: larry@bisworld.com
(Please put “VRS-MD Vacancy” in Subject line)

For more information about Birnbaum Interpreting Services, please visit our web site at www.bisworld.com
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