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Recruitment #22-003492-0001


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.

This is a part-time position, therefore the salary range will be prorated to $20,083.00 - $32,391.00




Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick Campus

101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21701

Main Purpose of Job

The Staff Interpreter will provide interpreting services while working with the school resource officer (SRO), staff and students at the MSD campus and during school activities/events.  The Staff Interpreter may also be assigned to other miscellaneous interpreting related assignments.


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.


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 online access is not available 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:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual 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.

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