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Translation Consultant (209871)
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Topeka (Full-Time)
Posted: Aug 08, 2023Closed
The position (K0245173) Provide Spanish translation of materials for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and coordinate other language translations for material as needed. The candidate will inform their supervisor if the content to be translated might be perceived as culturally offensive, insensitive, or otherwise harmful to the dignity and well-being of the individuals. The candidate will also translate into Spanish press releases, talking points for media interviews and speeches, as well as social media posts and website pages. This position will also coordinate with vendors for any additional language translations programs may need for their communications material.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Translate agency promotional and informational content into Spanish. This position will translate accurately and completely all information related to agency materials, including public health, into Spanish. The candidate will inform their supervisor if the content to be translated might be perceived as culturally offensive, insensitive, or otherwise harmful to the dignity and well-being of the individuals. The candidate will also translate press releases, talking points for media interviews and speeches as well as social media posts and website pages. This position will also coordinate with vendors for any additional language translations KDHE programs may need for their communications material.
- Successful completion of a Healthcare Translation Training Program, which includes a section covering Medical Terminology or Certification from the American Translators Association (ATA) for language(s) certified by ATA.
- Maintains a proficiency level that is equivalent to the standards set forth by the ATA whose Code of Professional Conduct requires the following components to maintain excellence
- Mastery of the language equivalent to that of an educated native speaker, including regional idioms and colloquialisms
- Follow a code of ethics and ethical standards as prescribed by the professional interpreters’ organization
- Recognize and address common misunderstandings that may arise due to differing cultural expectations and assumptions.
- Maintain current knowledge of the subject material and its terminology in both languages
- Maintain appropriate professional boundaries avoiding any conflict of interests.
- Continue efforts to improve, broaden, and deepen skills and knowledge.
- Render communication accurately and transparently, including brief written translations (i.e. signs, instructions, etc.)
- Maintain impartiality when conveying information
- Provide translation services
The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.
- Bachelor’s degree or High School diploma/GED with 3-5 years of experience may be substituted for bachelor’s degree.
Licensing & Certification:
- Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
- Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
- Five years of experience as a translator; preferably in the health care industry and fluent in relevant medical and public health terminology.
- 1-3 years of experience in a communications or media relations position preferred.
About the Position:
- Who can apply: Anyone (External)
- Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
- Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
- Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
- Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
- Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
- Sick & Vacation leave
- Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
- Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
- Fitness Centers in select locations
- Employee discounts with the STAR Program
- Retirement and deferred compensation programs
How to Apply:
Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.
- Please include the Job ID number (209871) when emailing.
Job Application Process: Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.
- First Sign in or register as a New User at https://admin.ks.gov/offices/personnel-services/jobs
- Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
- Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
- Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
- Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
- Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
- Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
- Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page
$ $24.48 to $27.61