SOSi

Spanish Linguist

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(8/30/2021 2:14 PM)
ID
2021-4995
Category
Other
Location : Location
US-TX-Austin
Clearance Requirement
Other
Job Requires Relocation
Yes

Overview

SOS International (SOSi) is seeking a Spanish Linguist to support our federal and state law enforcement customers. Our job is to provide translation, transcription, and interpretation support for our customer’s ongoing and upcoming investigations. These 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Three years of translation experience or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited US institution
  • 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
  • Must be able to successfully pass a language proficiency test that include (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in target or 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 security clearance
  • Ability to pass a consumer credit check as required by our customer; provide proof of debt satisfaction or consolidation for issues including bankruptcy, collections, past due debt, judgments, etc.
  • Individuals with experience as a linguist in support of defense, intelligence, or law enforcement agencies Individuals who are flexible and eager to support assignments on short notice and available for multiple shifts on a given week

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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