EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years of work experience in Ukrainian and Russian-English and English - Ukrainian and Russian interpreting and translating is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Position holder needs to possess a broad knowledge of a wide range of specialized vocabulary (e.g., economic, political, protocol, legal, military, etc.) to participate in any conversation, meeting, or conference with fluency and precision. A good understanding of Ukraine's major political and business issues as well as recent developments in Ukrainian-U.S. relations. The incumbent must be familiar with the Ukrainian political system and key political figures. Employee will need to understand the basic functions of the Embassy and its programs. Also, employee will need to develop and master strong knowledge of diplomatic terminology in Russian, Ukrainian and English.
LANGUAGE: Professional translator/interpreter in English*, Ukrainian and Russian are required.
*This may be tested
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Position holder must be able to interpret and/or translate with no supervision for extended number of hours. Employee must be familiar in using the professional simultaneous interpreting equipment. The incumbent must grasp ideas spoken and heard only once and express these ideas in Ukrainian, Russian or English instantly, accurately, and completely in the appropriate style and with the original intent of the speaker. Ability to translate Ukrainian or Russian Language documents into English with nearly the spelling, punctuation, and syntax accuracy of a well-educated native English speaker. Ability to make public speeches (good diction, clear articulation, etc.) as well as to cope with stress while interpreting is required. Excellent interpersonal skills, social sensitivity, sound judgment, and capability of working smoothly with others in a sensitive environment. Employee needs to have basic computer skills to use standard Microsoft Office and various Internet applications. Employee will be required to occasionally work evenings and weekend travel with the Ambassador, when needed.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.