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Are you searching for a career in support of law enforcement?  Are you a dependable, flexible, and available to support an assignment at a moment’s notice?  Do you have the ability to translate, transcribe, and interpret between English and Spanish?  If so, you are the person we are looking for.

SOSi is seeking linguists 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.

The job responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring live communication and relaying pertinent information to law enforcement officers
  • Translating, transcribing, and interpreting audio and written communications into English
  • Providing reliable, accurate gists 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

Minimum Requirements

  • Three years of translation experience or a  bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited US institution
  • Native fluency in Spanish
  • Excellent command of English with the ability to produce clear and concise written translations, transcriptions, and summaries
  • 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
  • Ability to pass oral and written language evaluations in Spanish and English
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications and ability to learn to use new softwares
  • Ability to type a minimum of 40 words per minute (WPM)
  • Familiarity with a variety of media storages including cassettes, videos, and digital media
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government 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.
  • Willingness to submit to random polygraph testing as requested

Desired Experience

  • 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

Work Environment

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

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