In March 2020, Translation Excellence, Inc., was awarded a five-year, task order style contract to provide Sign Language Interpretation (SLI) and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for the Internal Revenue Services (IRS). Under the IRS contract, the firm will provide service to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) employees, applicants, guests, and visitors, at all IRS locations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
As described in its Statement of Work, the purpose of the IRS SLI and CART contract is to “ensure that DHOH [Deaf and Hard of Hearing] employees, applicants, guests, and visitors have equal access to everyday activities and can participate in all aspects of the (IRS) work environment.” Translation Excellence currently provides ASL interpretation and CART services to a variety of federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and several others. To keep pace with the increasing demand for our services, Translation Excellence plans to increase its in-house staff of ASL interpreters and CART professionals and expand its roster of ASL interpreter freelancers and CART writer freelancers who work on Translation Excellence projects as independent contractors (1099 consultants).
The new contract with IRS provides many opportunities for skilled ASL freelancers who strive to provide services of the highest quality. Translation Excellence is primarily searching for sign language interpreters who have subject matter knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, law, and tax policy, and who hold one or more of the following certifications:
In some cases, state certifications can be substituted for the above certifications. Translation Excellence also has positions for highly qualified, non-certified Sign Language Interpreters with at least three years of interpreting experience in a professional setting.
We are also seeking to bring on board additional CART Writers, the minimum qualifications for which include the following:
To keep pace with its growing workload, Translation Excellence also anticipates bringing on board experienced SLI and CART Schedulers who have excellence customer service skills, extensive experience in providing services to D/HoH persons, and excellent attention to detail.
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