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Staff Interpreter ASL/English

Recruitment #21-003492-0001


Are you a Sign Language Interpreter who has a passion for improving the lives of children and their families? If you have a collaborative spirit and a desire to grow and develop within your field we would love to hear from you!

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is seeking staff Interpreters to provide direct interpreting services to students, families, employees, school resource officer and visitors in varying situations in American Sign Language (ASL)/English.




Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick Campus

101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21701

Main Purpose of Job

The Staff Interpreter will provide school security personnel (SRO) language support services with staff and students while working on the campus and during school activities/events as well as miscellaneous interpreting related assignments. This position requires a flexible schedule and may include both day and evening hours, or weekend hours


Facilitate communication by interpreting from Sign to Voice and/or from Voice to Sign in a variety of settings (classroom, administrative, social) by conveying the content and spirit of the speaker using the language most readily understood by the person(s) being served.

Interpreter will mentor school security personnel in their efforts to acquire ASL skills and knowledge of the deaf community/culture.


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

Experience: Three years of experience providing formal interpretation and translation services between English and a second language. Formal interpretation services may include documented work as a volunteer interpreter for a nonprofit, human service or faith-based organization.


1. Candidates may substitute courses from an accredited college or university, on a year-for-year basis, for up to two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional experience interpreting and translating between English and a second language for the required education.

3. 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. 


Completion of a post-secondary degree program in Interpreter Preparation/Training. Interpreting certification granted by a national certifying board (RID or NAD).  A copy of your current certificate must be attached to your application.  Working knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.


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.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If unable to apply online, or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.


Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following: 


Maryland School for the Deaf 

Recruitment Department

101 Clarke Place 

Frederick, MD 21705 



Phone: 301-360-2008, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Fax: 410-696-3084 


Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.