Community Call-Outs for Sign Language Interpreters
TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Chief Referendum Officer (Chief Electoral Officer)
Leona Benedict is posting this call out for interested individuals to submit their
applications for consideration to the position of Sign Language Interpreter. To qualify, the
a) be a Member eighteen (18) years of age or older;
b) not be a sitting member of Council or Justice of the Peace or Justice of the
Akwesasne Mohawk Court;
c) not be a sitting member of the Akwesasne Review Commission;
d) be in Good Standing under Akwesasne’s Good Standing Policy; and
e) have a criminal reference check, if selected as an interpreter going Door-to-Door.
The Sign Language Interpreter will be responsible to attend the designated Referendum
Polling Station the day of the referendum, and be on call for appointments with community
members during the period of Online Voting.
One (1) Sign Language Interpreters will work a total of eighty (80) hours beginning
October 1, 2018 until December 7, 2018. The rate of remuneration for this position will be
$65.00 per hour, based on the schedule identified by the Chief Referendum Officer.
Four (4) Sign Language Interpreters will work a total of eight (8) hours on Saturday,
December 8, 2018. The rate of remuneration for this position will be $65.00 per hour.
Individuals interested in the positions that begin October 1, 2018, if selected, must be
available for one (1) week of paid training on September 17-21, 2018 during business
Individuals interested in the positions relating to the Referendum Polling Station voting, if
selected, must be available for one (1) day of paid training to be scheduled in November
Applications submitted for consideration of this position must include the following:
a) completed application form indicating the positions they are applying to;
b) a letter of interest signed by the applicant outlining how he or she meets the
qualifications, including any certification the individual has obtained relating to
American Sign Language (ASL);
c) consent to verify Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Membership;
d) consent to run a Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Good Standing Policy check; and
e) consent to undergo a criminal reference check.
The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, September 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
For a copy of the application for a Sign Language Interpreter or more information on the
referendum for the Tsikaristisere/Dundee Claim Settlement Agreement, please contact the
Chief Referendum Officer Leona Benedict by telephone at 613-575-2250 ext. 2406, by
facsimile at 613-575-1726 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.