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HEARINGS INTERPRETER Contractual Part-time

Recruitment #17-003492-0001


The Workers’ Compensation Commission is actively recruiting for a part-time Contractual interpreter for the Spanish Language.




Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide verbal and written Spanish language interpretation services to non-speaking claimants and/or witnesses primarily in hearings at the various sites pursuant to Workers' Compensation rules and regulations; provide written translation services of WCC's documents from Spanish to English for the non-English speaking claimants; and assisting the IPO with rescheduling or reorganizing the interpreter schedule when necessary.

Previous applicants do not need to reapply.


The State of Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission is currently seeking an energetic, versatile and highly skilled Contractual Hearings Interpreter. The main purpose of this position is to provide Spanish language interpretation services to non-English speaking claimants primarily in hearings before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The employee in this position will be required to travel to various sites to attend these hearings. It also may require verbal translation services of the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s vital documents from English to Spanish for the non-English speaking claimant.


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

Experience: Three years experience providing formal interpretation and translation services between English and a second language.


1. College courses at the rate of 30 credits per year may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

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

3. Additional experience interpreting and translating between English and a second language may be substituted for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in interpreter/translator classification or interpreter/translator specialty codes in the foreign affairs field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


One year experience providing formal interpretation and translation services must have been between English and Spanish

One year experience providing interpretation services in a legal setting or environment.

Must be a Certified Court Interpreter designated by the Maryland Judiciary Administrative Office of the Courts


One year experience with the simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of testimony, questions and responses during legal proceedings


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that 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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number (17-003492-0001) on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Submission of a resume is strongly encouraged.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to: Workers' Compensation Commission Attn: Personnel Division10 E. Baltimore Street, 7th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 The MD State Application Form can be found online.

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TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Workers' Compensation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of WCC that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.