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IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community
Portland, Oregon, United States
$20-25 per Hour
October 14, 2019


We currently have Interpreter contractor openings (consecutive/simultaneous/sighting). Pay per hour ($20 per business hour-$25 business per hour) will depend on qualifications, appointment times and language demand. Independent contractor interpreters work on an as-needed basis without a set schedule, guarantee of hours and traveling in varies locations in Portland.

Interpreter languages we are looking for:

Zomi, Hmong, Karen, Kurdish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tigrinya, Rohingya, Burmese, Nepali, Thai, Lao, Mein, Guere (Regions of Africa ivory coast) and Indonesian.


Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

• At least 6 months of interpreting experience for any of the listed languages

• High School Diploma (higher education is plus)

• Any relevant training or education (health care or language)

• Ability to drive and have familiarity with Portland metro area

- Must be eligible for employment in the United States.


Please attach your resume and identify the language(s) you speak- Qualified applicants will need to be able to pass a language test and background check. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant. If you are selected for an interview we will contact you by email or telephone.


IRCO is a community-based, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a 40-year history of assisting refugees and immigrants through the various stages of integration into U.S. society. Reflecting great diversity, IRCO’s clients represent many countries and regions throughout the world. IRCO is the leading refugee organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington, investing in refugees and immigrants enabling them to become self-sufficient, long-term contributors to the economic vitality of the community.