American Sign Language Interpreter (2024)

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County-Columbus

Other Locations: United States of America-OHIO-Summit County-Akron, United States of America-OHIO-Lucas County-Toledo

Work Locations: 150 OOD Cmplx – 150 East Campus View Boulevard Columbus 43235-4604

Organization: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Classified Indicator: Classified

Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt

Schedule: Full-time

Work Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM M-F

Compensation: $25.76/hr (unless required by legislation)

Unposting Date: Apr 25, 2024, 11:59:00 PM

Primary Job Skill: Program Management

Technical Skills: American Sign Language, Scheduling, Customer Service, Project Management, Operational Support

Professional Skills: Adaptability, Customer Focus, Intercultural Communication, Problem Solving, Confidentiality

Agency Contact Name: Sarah Miller

Agency Contact Information:

American Sign Language Interpreter – Hybrid Eligible (240002YJ)

Now accepting applications for:

American Sign Language Interpreter

Program Administrator 1

Hourly with 5% Bilingual Supplement: $25.76

Most positions offer the flexibility of a hybrid schedule that combines working from home with regular in-office and/ or community presence. In-person work requirements may change for training, meetings, and other operational needs. Employees must reside at a location that allows for reasonable response time to workplace reporting requirements.

Locations Available:

Toledo BSVI/BVR – 5241 Southwyck Boulevard, Suite 200, Toledo, Ohio 43614

Akron BSVI/BVR – 172 South Broadway Street, Suite 404, Akron, Ohio 44308

150 OOD Cmplx – 150 East Campus View Boulevard, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Who We Are:

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. It is accomplished through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Division of Disability Determination (DDD). A fourth area is the Division of Employer and Innovation Services (EIS), which is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with employers.

What We Do:

OOD works with partners in businesses, education, and non-profit organizations to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities; helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities; and is the sole agency determining medical and vocational Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio. To learn more about OOD, please visit our website:

Our Guiding Principles:

In striving for excellence in service, we will:

  • Listen first
  • Act with a sense of urgency
  • Honor diversity
  • Foster inclusiveness
  • Value collaboration
  • Inspire innovation
  • Be transparent
  • Be accountable
  • Celebrate success

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) Division Overview:

The Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) offers vocational rehabilitation services to Ohioans with disabilities and want to gain, maintain, or return to meaningful employment or personal independence. Working in partnership with county and state agencies, public facilities, and universities across the state, BSVI programs strive to enable premier career opportunities for individuals with disabilities and to be the service provider of choice for our customers.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Position Overview:

Provides sign language interpreting and accessibility services for employees and partners of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), as well as the participants we serve. Partners with internal customers to ensure communication, outreach & advocacy efforts are accessible and inclusive.

ASL Interpreter Duties:

  • Provides American Sign Language (ASL) &/or other forms of English signing interpreting services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing translating between spoken and a signed language.
  • Formulates & implements program policy related to facilitation of effective communication for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Provides interpreting services one-on-one & for OOD staff at professional meetings, trainings, professional development, disciplinary actions, workforce planning etc.; identifies resources needed & previews information as applicable to confirm understanding of material to be interpreted; prepares for interpreting assignment.
  • Adheres to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)/National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Provides mentoring services & assists with special assignments & projects.

A Successful ASL Interpreter Has:

  • A willingness to be a part of a team, with other interpreters, content developers, and the individuals receiving services.
  • A desire to learn, developing an understanding about a wide variety of programs and the unique vocabulary with each program.
  • The ability to be flexible in communication modality and support the consumer’s needs, scaffolding language and learning style approaches.
  • A love for working with a variety of people an in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to travel throughout the community where communication services are required.

What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Employee Development Funds

  • The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mission Statement:

OOD is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and is actively engaged in continual DEIA improvement. OOD is amongst the top-ranked state agencies implementing DEIA planning and programming into businesses operations and services.

OOD strives to hire, sustain, and promote a workforce that not only embraces this mission but is also reflective of the rich diversity of the Ohioans we serve. OOD is intentional in cultivating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment where all voices are heard, respected, and valued, as demonstrated by the way we treat all individuals.


Position Specific Minimum Qualification (PSMQ): Fluency in American Sign Language or other non-verbal means of communication (e.g. manually coded-English)

AND the following:

36 months training or 36 months experience in business administration, management science or public administration. If assigned to operate vehicles regulated by Section 4506.01 of Revised Code, applicants must also have valid commercial driver’s license.


Completion of undergraduate core program in business administration, management science or public administration; 12 months training or 12 months experience in supervisory, administrative &/or managerial position which involved limited research & public contact. If assigned to operate vehicles regulated by Section 4506.01 of Revised Code, applicants must also have valid commercial driver’s license.


Completion of undergraduate core program in academic field commensurate with program area to be assigned per approved Position Description on file AND 12 months training or 12 months experience in supervisory, administrative, managerial &/or staff position which involved limited research & public contact. If assigned to operate vehicles regulated by Section 4506.01 of Revised Code, applicants must also have valid commercial driver’s license.


Equivalent of education and/or experience per Minimum Class Qualifications noted above.

Job Skills: Program Management, American Sign Language, Customer Service, Operational Support, Project Management, Scheduling, Confidentiality, Intercultural Communication, Problem Solving, Adaptability, Customer Focus

ADA Statement

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Drug-Free Workplace

The State of Ohio is a drug-free workplace which prohibits the use of marijuana (recreational marijuana/non-medical cannabis). Please note, this position may be subject to additional restrictions pursuant to the State of Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Policy (HR-39), and as outlined in the posting.

Application Requirements

Please ensure your online application clearly indicates how you meet minimum qualifications (MQs). If you meet MQs due to college courses, a degree, and/or relevant licensure, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcript by the posting deadline by attaching directly on the Additional Attachments section of the application (Step 7) or via email to

“See resume” is not a substitution for completing supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education sections of the application.

Applications that fail to demonstrate how they meet minimum qualifications will not be considered.

Selection Process

The selection process consists of a structured interview and an assessment. Candidates should make sure their account contains an email address that is checked regularly, including checking junk and/or spam.

Daytime travel within Ohio may be required. The selected candidate must provide own transportation or, in order to operate a state vehicle, must have a valid driver’s license.

Application Status

Applicants can check their application status and all vacancy-related email correspondence on “My Jobpage.” On the Careers.Ohio.Gov job search webpage, once signed in the link to My Jobpage is displayed under the TeamOhio logo.

Technical Assistance

Applicants who require technical assistance (e.g., issues logging in or other system-related issues) should contact

Reasonable Accommodation

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. If you require an accommodation based on a disability for any step of the selection process, please contact so proper arrangements can be made.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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