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Sign Language Interpreter

The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) is a state school serving the 54 easternmost counties that provides a specialized learning environment for deaf and hard of hearing students, kindergarten through 12th grade, following a typical school calendar. The ENCSD offers students an academic setting with standards-based instruction, low classroom ratios, career and vocational skills development, current technology, and an overall accessible environment for learning through American Sign Language. A boarding program is available for enrolled students residing outside of Wilson County. The ENCSD seeks to promote both intentional and experiential learning to provide continued advancement in student academic achievement and social/emotional well-being.

The ENCSD has an immediate opening for a Sign Language Interpreter.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide expressive and receptive interpreting for students, staff, parents, and our school community. This position will assist with scheduling daily assignments and work collaboratively within the school community to develop and maintain a safe, inclusive environment for all students and staff.  This position ensures a collaborative team environment for a supportive work environment.

This is a 10-month position that works 1st shift - Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm. at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf located in Wilson, NC.


The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, personal observance and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees.

Some highlights include:

  • Retirement Plan
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which are cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pay based on length of service
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

Learn more about employee perks/benefits:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Working knowledge of interpreting practices and processing models (long term memory, short term memory, visualization, monitoring, language fluency, evaluation, assessment, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal laws as they relate to communication access.
  • Working knowledge of human services agencies which serve the deaf.
  • Working knowledge of current developments, trends, and techniques in the field of interpreting.
  • Thorough knowledge of deafness and deaf culture.
  • Advanced skill in interpreting and transliterating, as well as conveying the thought, intent, and spirit of a speaker, both sign to voice and voice to sign.
  • Knowledge of assessing the communication skill level of client and exercise judgment in determining service to be rendered.
  • Knowledge of interpreting and transliterate in a variety of settings and for a variety of consumers with various registers including formal to intimate.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in an interpreter training program from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of professional interpreting experience in a community, business, or government program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.