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Interpreter/Translator

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Interpreter/Translator
Role Title: Public Relations & Marketing Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170910
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Serves as an interpreter and translator for safety training materials from English to Spanish and conducts training classes for Spanish speaking adult learners. This position is responsible for listening to, understanding, and translating spoken and/or written statements from one language to another, and communicating with potential clients to schedule training classes.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in English or Spanish Languages, Communications, Public Relations, or related degree or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Previous demonstrated experience in interpreting and translating, and facilitating and teaching classes.
- Demonstrated knowledge and proficient fluency in academic and colloquial languages of the Spanish and English languages.
- Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, calendar managers (Outlook), and audio/visual components.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, and communication skills.
- Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in Spanish and English Languages; relay the style and tone of the original language; and render spoken messages accurately, quickly, and clearly.
- Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy with minimal direction or supervision; exercise initiative; and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to safely move and handle up to 30 pounds of class materials and drive a vehicle safely.
- Must have valid Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record required.
- Ability to travel throughout Virginia and will have one to two overnight stays about 3 times per month.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of OSHA and safety regulations.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Travel throughout Virginia with one to two overnight stays about 3 times per month.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170910, and submit a resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: September 15, 2018
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 9-3pm depending on training/travel schedule
Posting Date: 11/16/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/30/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81649

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter