It appears that even a translator can be a civil servant in Germany. Here are just 2 in-house, German-English translator positions available now:
In-house translator position available at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin. Read the full job description on their website.
In-house translator position available at the Federal Office of Justice in Bonn. Read the full job description here.
If you are not sure about working as an in-house translator, a temporary position could be a great way to test the waters. The German Federal Ministry of Justice in Berlin is now hiring an in-house German-English translator to fill in for someone on paternal leave. The job is available as of December 2010 and would last for a maximum of 2 years.
Applications are being accepted until September 15, 2010. For the full job description (in German), visit their website.