Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


The Tennessee Schools for the Deaf, Knoxville campus, has one Full-time Staff Interpreter position and one Part-time Staff Interpreter position available.

Information about these positions provided on the link below.

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Interpreter Sign Language Technical Expert

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the United States of America and its territories. Now FEMA looks to you, join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. We are seeking talented individuals who are eager to assist disaster survivors on an intermittent, on-call basis. FEMA Reservists are incident management responders, hired under the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Reservists are a significant factor in the agency workforce in responding to disasters. Several Interpreter Sign Language Technical Expert reservist positions are available nationwide.

In this position, you will provide Sign Language Interpreting services to FEMA staff, disaster survivors, and the general public in order to achieve equal access and effective communication throughout all phases of emergency response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

Position Responsibilities

  • Interpret a variety of situations and conditions during disaster response and recovery, including but not limited to; Internal FEMA staff meetings, briefings, training sessions, conference calls, community meetings, and other events
  • Ensure communication between Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Deaf-Blind persons and hearing persons is conveyed successfully from the source language into the target language or communication form most clearly understood by the participants
  • Provide effective communication access for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Deaf-Blind individuals who require interpreting services
  • Interact with various other Cadre within FEMA while maintaining collaborative professional relationships with colleagues, senior staff, community organizations, and disaster survivors
  • Perform additional programmatic duties in support of the cadre's mission

Knowledge and/or Experience Required

To qualify for this position, you must possess and demonstrate the following experience:

  • Providing appropriate interpreting using the language or communication form most readily understood by the participants, including tactile sign language, oral interpreting, and/or working with qualified Deaf Interpreters
  • Providing interpretation of complex subject matter in one or more language group
  • Rendering interpretations with correct register, grammar, pronunciation, and use of a wide range of both technical and nontechnical vocabulary

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Interpreter Sign Language Technical Expert (ASLS)  




Interpreter needed for church services in middle Tennessee at Harpeth Baptist Church .

Sunday: 9:15 am - 11:30 am & 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Wednesday: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Chance Strickland, Pastor

Harpeth Baptist Church 

1011 Butterworth Road

Kingston Springs, TN 37082







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TRID Mission Statement

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. promotes excellence in the delivery of interpreting services among diverse users of signed and spoken languages through professional development, networking, advocacy, and standards.

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