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Translator (Manual Communications), NS (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) is seeking candidates to fill a Translator (Manual Communications) position in the Binghamton District Office.  The incumbent of this position will provide interpretation services to a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who is deaf or hearing-impaired including providing sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpreting among colleagues, consumers and constituents.  Other responsibilities include gathering information verbally, attending meetings or conferences with the counselor, scheduling appointments in situations where there may be communications difficulties and assisting in the preparation of written material to ensure material is presented in a grammatically correct format and is easily understood.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must possess certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID); OR a passing score on the written portion of the RID certification examination AND two years of experience providing sign language interpretive services; OR a rating of intermediate or above on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview conducted by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a temporary, hourly appointment contingent on the continued employment of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who the incumbent is assigned to assist.  Verification of credentials will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.  Regular travel, up to 20%, will be required.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 23, 2018 to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (ACS-1999) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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Deadline Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Email Address: 
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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