Full Job Description
Job Specific Information: Provides professional quality translation services in Portuguese in all requested media specifically related to education. Working knowledge of various computer software applications including Microsoft Word, DreamWeaver, and InDesign, and how to use them with a variety of languages and writing systems required.
MCPS Official Job Description
Under direction, provides professional quality translation services in a language other than English, such as Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean and Vietnamese in all requested media. Provides translations specifically related to educational agencies. In consultation with the language service supervisor, works collaboratively with diverse offices to translate forms, letters, notices, web pages, television programming, and newsletter type publications for use by MCPS schools and offices to engage the non- and limited English speaking community. Must be able to collaborate with and provide training to contract translators as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of the best practices of translation in educational settings; considerable knowledge of the programs and services of local school systems; familiarity with special education programs; native-like fluency in oral and written English and one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, and Vietnamese. Considerable knowledge and understanding of English and target language grammar and composition. Knowledge of web content maintenance; knowledge of using computer software, multimedia, and telecommunications or other technology for translation purposes preferred.; working knowledge of various computer software applications including Microsoft Word, DreamWeaver, and InDesign, and how to use them with a variety of languages and writing systems required. ability to work effectively with a variety of consumers from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Highly skilled in interpersonal, written and verbal communication. Highly motivated with the ability to provide attention to detail, meet deadlines, and the ability to work under pressure.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree required. Masters degree preferred. College major coursework in education, foreign language, or related field. Professional experience in providing professional translations for educational agencies preferred. Two or more consecutive years experience in producing high quality educational translations required. Experience in the maintenance of web pages preferred. Other combinations of applicable education, training and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
Job Grade: 21 Optimal Qualified
Primary Location: Rockville
Schedule: Full-time | 1.000 (80 hours bi-weekly)
Working Months: 12
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 6, 2020, 3:12:53 PM - Jul 14, 2020, 10:59:00 PM