Deaf Interpreting Specialist

Livermore, California, US
Jul 01, 2024
Posting live until
Sep 29, 2024

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

This position is being offered as part-time, up to 20 hours a week, monthly pay posted will be adjusted accordingly & has full benefits.

Pay Range

$54.60 - $66.30 Hourly (480.3)

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Deaf Interpreting Specialist to serve as an interpreter to translate and communicate using American Sign Language (ASL). This position is being offered as part-time, up to 20 hours a week, and monthly pay posted will be adjusted accordingly. The successful candidate will have the ability to receive, process and deliver information while maintaining composure and effectively managing the flow of information. This position may require the successful candidate to have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments. This position is in the Human Resources (HR) Directorate and will report to the Employee Engagement Division Leader.

You will

  • Serves as an intermediary interpreter to interpret, translate, and explain using ASL, signed languages, including other forms of visual communication.
  • Ensures the message is clearly communicated and matches the affect, integrity, and intent of the message.
  • Interprets with discretion and ensures ethical code of behavior; and protects the confidentiality of information.
  • Researches and understands terminology used in a scientific study to accurately interpret information.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a United States (U.S.) DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or a combination of formal interpretation training and or relevant experience.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid certification issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or National Association of the Deaf (NAD).
  • Knowledge of best practices in interpreting; communication styles and methods.
  • Must possess a robust English and ASL vocabulary to accurately convey information.
  • Ability to receive, process and deliver information while maintaining composure and effectively managing the flow of information.
  • Ability to identify the preferred communication modalities/preferences of individuals in the conversation, and working relationships with a diverse population.
  • Experience operating a computer using standard business software, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to operate standard office equipment.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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