SOSi

Linguist Chamorro

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/26/2020 3:51 PM)
ID
2020-3878
Location : Location
US-TX-Houston
Job Requires Relocation
No

Overview

SOSi is seeking a Chamorro Linguist to support our federal law enforcement customer. Our job is to provide live monitoring, translation, transcription, and interpretation support for our customer’s ongoing and upcoming investigations. These investigations are required to be re-authorized every 30 days by the customer, thus the assignments for our linguists are temporary based on needs of the customer.  Additionally, these assignments require the flexibility to work assigned shift schedules, including the possibility of nights and weekend. Shift hours will differ from assignment to assignment, based on needs of the customer. The ideal candidate will be a “self-starter”, capable of hitting the ground running and flexible to support assignments on very short notice.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring live communication and relaying pertinent information to law enforcement officers.
  • Translating, transcribing, and interpreting audio and written communications into English.
  • Providing reliable, accurate gist’s and summaries of intercepted communication to law enforcement officers.
  • Attending federal and state legal briefings, known as Title III minimization, prior to the beginning of any new investigation.
  • Assisting law enforcement officers in the preparation of evidence and investigation summaries for the possibility of federal or state trials.
  • Serving as a “fact” witness in federal or state court when subpoenaed to testify.
  • Maintaining regular communication with the program manager and keeping them informed of available hours/days/shifts for upcoming assignments.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the customer or the Program Manager.

Qualifications

  • Three years of translation experience or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited US institution.
  • DEA clearance required.
  • Strong oral communication skills to effectively communicate with law enforcement officials of varying backgrounds.
  • Ability to understand slang and colloquial expressions in your native language, and the ability to translate these into English while still conveying the original meaning and context.
  • Native fluency in language(s) other than English.
  • Excellent command of English with the ability to produce clear and concise written translations, transcriptions, and summaries.
  • Certified or the ability to become certified in listening, speaking, reading and writing language proficiency in target native language and English.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications and ability to learn to use new software.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 40 words per minute (WPM).
  • Familiarity with a variety of media storage including cassettes, videos, and digital media.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.
  • Individuals with experience as a linguist in support of defense, intelligence, or law enforcement agencies.
  • Individuals who currently possess a federal law enforcement clearance or a Department of Defense (DoD) clearance.
  • Individuals who are flexible and eager to support assignments on short notice and available for multiple shifts on a given week.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Individuals with experience supporting Title III monitoring operations.
  • Individuals with experience as a linguist in support of defense, intelligence, or law enforcement agencies.
  • Individuals who currently possess a federal law enforcement clearance or a Department of Defense (DoD) clearance.
  • Individuals who are flexible and eager to support assignments on short notice and available for multiple shifts on a given week.

Working Conditions

  • Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Shift-based schedules.
  • Office environment with differinglocations depending upon assignment.

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