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Company: MultiLingual Solutions

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MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. (MLS) is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) with more than 23 years of successful experience providing professional language services, foreign language, and cultural training, and analysis support to a broad client base consisting of more than 40 U.S. military and intelligence customers, as well as over 2,000 civilian government, commercial and non-profit organizations in various fields. With ISO 9001:2015 and 17100:2015 certifications, MLS provides services in more than 100 languages, employing innovative technologies and methodologies and applying best practices from both the Government and commercial arenas to advance each customer’s unique communication and operational objectives throughout the U.S. and across the globe.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are actively seeking Burmese, Byelorussian, Cambodian, Cebuano, Nisayan, Chamorr,o Chichewa, Chimora, Chin, Creole, Danish, Dari, Daril/Tajiki, Dinka, Dutch, ENGLISH (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Eastern European (Belorussian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Yugoslavian), Eastern European (Bosnian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, Serbo Croatian, Slovak, Slovenian), Eastern European (Polish), Estonian, Ewe, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, Fukien, Fulani/Hasuanbo/Yoruba, Fuzchou, Ga, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hakka, Hakka dialects, Hausa, Hebrew, Hmong, Icelandic, Ilocano, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kachin, Kanjobal, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khirghiz Khmer Kiknogo/Kingiona Kinyarwanda Krio Kurdish Lao Latavian Lapp Lingala Luxcmbourgisch Malagasy Malayalam, Malayo-Polynesian, Malaysia,n Maltese, Mandalay, Marathi,Minbci (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Moldovan, Mongolian, Mon-Khme,r Moshi-Dagomba, Nepali, Norwegian, Papiamento, Pashai, Pashtu/Pashto, Philippine/Tagalog, Romani, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Shan, Shona, Sindhaiese, Sindhi, Sinhala, Somali, Sotho, Suriname, Tongo, Swahili, Swedish, Tadjik, Tagalgog, Taiwanese, Tajik, Taki-Taki, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkic, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wenzhou, Wolof, Wu (Shanghainese), Xhosa, Xiang, Yiddish, Yue (Cantonese), Yunnanese, and Zul Linguists nationwide to support our federal law enforcement customers. Linguists will provide services directly supporting domestic and foreign law enforcement efforts. The role will provide live monitoring, translation, transcription, and interpretation support for our customer’s ongoing and upcoming investigations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor live communication, listen to or read foreign language communications lawfully intercepted, and perform immediate verbal summaries, then subsequent written or typed summaries into English.
  • Transcribe audio/video and written communications to and from source language to English as required.
  • Translate from the target to the source language.
  • Interpret consecutively or simultaneously to and from the source language to English as required.
  • Validate by reviewing other’s original translation, transcription, or the quality control review of the specified original work to attest to the accuracy of the final work.
  • Summarize by providing concise and accurate synopsis of oral or written communications.
  • Provide reliable, accurate gists and summaries of intercepted communication to law enforcement officers.
  • Attend federal and state legal briefings, known as Title III minimization, before the beginning of any new investigation.
  • Assist law enforcement officers in preparing evidence and investigation summaries for the possibility of federal or state trials.
  • Serve as a “fact” witness when subpoenaed to testify in federal or state court.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the customer or the Program Manager.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident in the U.S. legally and have legal work status.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of translation experience in the required language.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in English and the target language as demonstrated through testing. Testing shall have occurred no more than five years before the analytic linguist commences work:
  • Certified or the ability to become certified in listening, speaking, reading, and writing language proficiency in target native language and English.
  • Familiarity with Title III specific Intercept Systems is a plus:
    • Jatom Systems Incorporated (JSI) VoiceBox Intercept System – A digital communications intercept collection system used by law enforcement agencies to conduct court-authorized and other lawful communications intercepts.
    • Pen-Link Lincoln Intercept System – A digital communications intercept collection system law enforcement agencies use to conduct court-authorized and other lawful communications intercepts.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn to use new software.
  • Ability to type at least 40 words per minute (WPM).
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience as a linguist supporting defense, intelligence, or law enforcement agencies.
  • Federal law enforcement clearance.
  • Availability for multiple shifts to include weekends.

WORK ENVIRONMENT, ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Flexibility to work shift-based schedules that may include coverage of 24/7 operations.

MLS is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by federal, state, or local laws. We support the employment and advancement in employment of individuals with disabilities and of protected veterans, and we treat qualified individuals without discrimination regardless of their physical/mental disability or veteran status.

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