The Office of Language Services may accept applications for work from English into any language and vice versa, depending on current needs.
The Office of Language Services accepts applications on a year-round basis for freelance contract work. Please read the Interpreters and Translators sections carefully for pertinent information on the application process.
Applicants for contract work must be able to work legally in the United States but are not required to hold US citizenship. Eligibility to apply and work for the Office of Language Services will be determined by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services guidelines and will be corroborated by verifying that all relevant documentation is presented with the application. If you have any doubts, please refer questions about general eligibility to your local USCIS office before applying. Because contract interpreting is not considered regular employment, the Office of Language Services cannot sponsor visa applicants who do not currently have work authorization. Applications from non-citizens that do not present the proper eligibility documentation will not be reviewed.
In order for your application to be considered, you must submit both the completed application form and a résumé with references.
All candidates who pass the relevant tests will be subject to a background check for a basic security clearance (Public Trust). Due to the volume of applications received, it may take up to two months for the Office of Language Services to determine a course of action on any application.
Permanent staff positions are very rare. When available, openings for staff positions will be published on www.usajobs.gov.
-Contractor Application Form ds7651