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As a State

agency, Maryland Office of the Public Defender (MOPD) is an affirmative action

and equal opportunity employer. MOPD is committed to the full inclusion of all

qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, physical or

mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,

veteran status or genetic information.


applicants must be able to communicate with employees and vendors and possess

the ability to complete tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Applicants must

be able to multitask, and travel to various courtrooms and office environments

throughout the state. MOPD is further committed to providing equal opportunity

and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its

services, programs and activities by modifying or adjusting the job application

process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the

known applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee be considered

for the position they desire; to perform the essential functions of the

position in question; or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment

as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities,

unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship. Applicants must be able to

operate a computer, cell phone and other office equipment. Applicants must have

access to a motor vehicle or be able to navigate public transportation. If a

reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Tawanda Jackson, Human

Resources Supervisor, 410-767-8503 tawandal.jackson@maryland.gov.

The Office of the Public Defender is seeking a Bilingual

Interpreter who is detailed oriented person with experience working with

arrested persons, attorneys, law enforcement and courtroom personnel to fill a

full time Bilingual Interpreter vacancy available in our Upper Marlboro,

Maryland office. The Bilingual Translator interprets and translates in both consecutive and simultaneous modes

from English to another language for clients and agency staff. Interviews

clients in need of State services either in person or via telephone and

interprets and translates verbal information. Translates informational

brochures, flyers, pamphlets, or other written materials from English to

another language. Interprets and translates a variety of information,

such as medical or financial information, for clients and agency staff.

Communicates services provided by agency to non-English speaking members of the

community either in person or via telephone. Bilingual skills are required

for this position. Applicants must be able to speak, read and write

proficiently in both Spanish and English.




14735 Main

Street, Suite 272-B, Courthouse, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Main Purpose of Job

An Interviewer/Translator is the full performance level of work interpreting between spoken English and another language in both consecutive and simultaneous modes in a variety of settings in local health departments or State facilities. Employees in this classification interview clients in need of State services and produce translations between English and another language in a variety of forms, documents, reports, and correspondence. Employees in this classification interpret and translate with a high degree of accuracy as these interactions could cause misinterpretations or mistranslations with adverse consequences. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a health professional, administrator or program-level manager. The work may require that employees travel off-site to provide translation services, such as community fairs or home visitations.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six months of experience providing formal interpretation and translation services between English and a second language. Formal interpretation services may include documented work as a volunteer interpreter for a nonprofit, human service or faith-based organization.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience interpreting and translating between English and a second language on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Linguist or Language Capability classifications or Linguist or Language Capability specialty codes in the Linguistic field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Proficiency in data entry, strong

communication skills and experience working in a fast-paced retail or office

environment. Customer service experience and a strong interest in working

with indigent defendants and their families.


Bilingual skills are required

for this position. Applicants must be able to speak, read and write proficiently

in both Spanish and English.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make

sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that

you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information

concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We

will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful

candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and

placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination

will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to

the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a

qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your

application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and

accurate information on your application. Report all experience and

education that is related to this position.



employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree

Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and

work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be

eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their

dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25%

of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any

eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the

remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in

dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life

insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a

contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave

accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours

per calendar year.



Applications Preferred. Please fax all paper

applications and questionnaires to (410) 333-2260.


regarding applications and submitting paper applications can be directed to:

Office of the Public Defender, Human Resources Division, 6 Saint Paul Street,

Suite 1304, Baltimore, MD 21202; or by calling (410) 767-8500, toll free:

877-430-5187; TTY users call Maryland Relay Service 800-735-2258. Please

be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job

announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

A paper copy of

the MD State application form and questionnaire can be downloaded from the link


As an Equal

Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and

promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity
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