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Job opening: Translator (Bilingual-Haitian Creole)

Salary: $57 118 - 133 236 per year
City: Fresno
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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Duties

WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENTDIVISION? A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Wage and Investment Customer Assistance, Relationship and Education The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position. Translates material for use in Haitian Creole-language taxpayer information publications, tax forms and instructions, taxpayer education publications, training or other documents, including public information releases such as flyers and posters, memorandums, and correspondence. Translations may be from English into Haitian Creole or from Haitian Creole to English and are considered final and authoritative. Writes material in Haitian Creole or English from rough drafts to final form. Materials may involve varied and legal and other specialized terminology. Ensures clarity and proper grammar, syllabification, punctuation, spelling, and format. Translations made are into language as easily understood as possible, explaining often difficult and highly complex provisions of tax law. Translates charts, tabulations, and other materials for use in technical publications and in reports and other documents. Proofreads technical publications, tax forms and instructions, and other documents written in Haitian Creole or English. Provides translation support for Haitian Creole-language TV and radio programs, tax literature, and other material prepared by Public Affairs, Communications, other Service divisions, or other government agencies.

Requirements

Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: BASIC REQUIREMENT: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- the appropriate foreign language from an English-speaking college or university, English from a college or university in the other country or translating or interpreting where English and the foreign language were prerequisites. OR Experience in translating, interpreting, or other work requiring the use of English and the other language; or a combination of work (that required English and the other language) and training at the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Service Institute, or comparable training. The following are examples of work in the required language that may have provided the required abilities: translator; interpreter; librarian or information specialist required to make abstracts, screen, index, and scan material; intelligence; writer or editor; international organizational work, such as the Peace Corps, World Bank, United Nations, business, or other organizations; or professor, teacher, or instructor work at the high school or college level that required use of the foreign language. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-09 LEVEL: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the following requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience translating material from and into the language. Experience with tax law, Publication 850, and language translation reference websites to perform research. Experience assisting in writing documents using correct grammar, syntax, spelling and use of both non-technical and technical vocabulary. Experience with oral and written techniques to communicate effectively with employees. OR EDUCATION: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study. OR Two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study. OR LL.B. or J.D., if related OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-11 LEVEL: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the following requirements. In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience translating material involving subject matter such as technical publications, tax forms and instructions, and training material from and into the language. Experience with tax law, Publication 850, and language translation reference websites to perform research. Experience with various software programs (i.e. MS Office, Adobe) to create written material. Experience writing documents using correct grammar, syntax, spelling and use of both non-technical and technical vocabulary. Experience with oral and written techniques to communicate effectively with employees of all levels and prepare written material for the assigned area. OR EDUCATION: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study OR Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study. One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. OR LL.M., if related OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-12 LEVEL: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience translating material involving difficult subject matter such as technical publications, tax forms and instructions, and training material from and into the language. Experience with tax law, Publication 850, and language translation reference websites to perform research. Experience with various software programs (i.e. MS Office, Adobe) to create written material. Experience writing documents using correct grammar, syntax, spelling and use of both non-technical and technical vocabulary. Experience with oral and written techniques to communicate effectively with employees of all levels and prepare written material for the assigned area. AND THIS IS A BILINGUAL POSITION: Applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in Haitian Creole. You must be able to speak, read and write the selected language in order to be considered proficient in that language. If you indicate language proficiency, you may be tested at some point in the hiring process to determine if you possess the required level of proficiency. If you are unable to demonstrate proficiency, you will not be qualified for these positions. AND If you are determined tentatively qualified based on your responses to the online questions, you may receive an email directing you to the on-line assessment (Self-Assessment/Job Simulation Assessment) that will include instructions for accessing the assessment website and user log-in. The on-line assessment must be completed within the timeframe of the open testing period indicated in the email. If you pass the on-line assessment, you will be assigned to one of two quality level categories, (i.e., A/B or C) depending on your overall score from the assessment. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Contacts

  • Address WI - CARE-Customer Assistance, Relationship and Education 1111 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20224 US
  • Name: (ERC) Employee Resource Center
  • Email: [email protected]

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