Arabic Linguist
SOS International Ltd - United States

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Essential Job Duties

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Linguist to interpret, translate, and transcribe various communications, documents and audio files from the source language into English. Candidates will review, translate or transcribe material in a variety of subjects to include: political, military, economic, social, criminal, or counterterrorism issues. Successful candidates will be able to operate at a 3 - 3+ level during translation and interpretation activities.

Essential Job Duties:
• Interprets, translates, or transcribes reports, memos, correspondence, audio, or oral communication that are mostly informational and non-technical in nature
• Captures facts and some abstract language, identifying intended implications and nuances in all work products
• Captures socio-cultural elements in text by choosing words and expressions that generally adhere to target language norms and means of expression specific to a subject
• Compiles gists and summarizations and identifies and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts
• Triages several documents and isolates pertinent factual and nuanced information
• Reviews audio material transcribes/summarizes with high degree of accuracy and expression
Minimum Requirements
• Minimum of a 3/3/3/3 (listening/speaking/reading/writing) score on Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale) in requisite professional disciplines
• Excellent command and comprehension of one or more regional dialect(s) in the source language
• Excellent computer skills (MS applications, Internet research)
• Strong research ability
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Additional Information
Work Envrionment:
• Travel may be required to support the tasks associated with the operation
• Working conditions are normal for an offcie environment