NYC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities aims to make New York City the most accessible city in the world. This office works hand-in-hand with other City offices and over 50 agencies to ensure that the voice of the disabled community is represented and that City programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities. The DHH Interpreter will ensure that the City is making its services accessible to all New Yorkers.
The successful candidate will serve as a Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) Interpreter for the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
Responsibilities will include:
Collaborate with other agencies to evaluate and assist the needs of constituents;
Advocate for constituents when appropriate;
Organize meetings, appointments and caseloads;
Maintain effective communication in regards to active constituent files;
Liaison between DHH constituents and needed services in the most professional fashion.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.
The successful candidate should possess the following:
Recognized proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL):
Certification: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Urban/Unconventional Sign Language: Based upon active participation in the deaf community
2+ years’ experience in ASL Interpreting
Multitasking – Ability to simultaneously engage in multiple conversations while maintaining call flow;
Complex Problem Solving – Ability to employ the best resources regarding multidimensional problems;
Report writing- Ability to gather the facts and vital information in meaningful, sharp and concise documents.;
Active Communication – Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying and/or signing while taking time to understand the points being made;
Asking questions appropriately and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Interested applicants with other civil service titles who meet the preferred requirements should also submit a resume for consideration
For City employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities > Careers, and search for Job ID #565718
For all other applicants, please go to and search for Job ID #565718
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APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OVERSIGHT APPROVAL
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