TITLE: Spanish LinguistLOCATION: Chantilly, VAAbout KACE:When you make the decision to join KACE, you are choosing to work alongside talented professionals that have one thing in common; the passion to make a difference! KACE employees bring their diverse talents and experiences to work on critical projects that help shape the nations safety, security, and quality of life.The desire to have a career that is purposeful and forward thinking is woven into every KACE employeeits The KACE Way. KACE employees are; purpose driven, forward focused, open-minded, trustworthy and invested.The KACE Way is our commitment to our employees, to our customers, and to our communities. Join KACE and make a difference!TheroleLinguist workisimpactfulandcritical to the safety and security of our nation with the primary four responsibilities being:Summarization Transcribing Translating SafeguardingSummarize Content – Listen to or read target language communications, and provide immediate verbal summaries to law enforcement personnel, followed by a typed, concise, and accurate synopsis of the oral and/or written communication in the government-provided computer system,Transcribe – Review source documents and audio/video material from storage media, including but limited to audio cassettes, videocassettes, or digital media and produce a written (typed) verbatim document of the words spoken on the source recording or contained in the written media following the required formatTranslate – With a superb degree of accuracy and expression a wide variety of complex material from the target language into Standard American English; transcriptions/translations must be court-ready.Monitor & Safeguard Information – Work to a professional code of ethics with confidentiality and neutrality to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments on changing situationsPhysical Demands – To perform the essential functions of the linguist job, qualified candidates must be able to perform the following: reaching, grasping, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. Position does require the ability to read written documentation from a computer screen throughout the workday.The work environment – Is performed 100% onsite inside a secured, windowless Government Facility The position requires prolonged periods of sitting at a designated workstation monitoring computer screens and entering data.Work Schedule – the nature of the position can require 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year (inclusive of weekends and holidays) operation to support time-sensitive services or real-time law enforcement operationsTypically, the position demands three (3) shifts per twenty-four-hour period. Work shifts are not guaranteed and subject to change; therefore, a flexible working schedule is required when assigned to a projectA complete 8-hour shift and ability to work a minimum of 32 consecutive hours a week which could include weekendsDue to the importance of the position, employees supporting this contract are considered ESSENTIAL to the Federal Government. This means that linguists are required to work during emergency situations, including inclement weather, natural and man-made disasters, etc.The Federal Government and KACE does its best to provide consistent work, though its critical all candidates realize that work is not guaranteed 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Linguist projects are based on the needs of the Federal Government; therefore, the work is cyclical, part-time and on a as needed basisThe Results of your work will be used as a first-level analysis of information to support the mission of Federal, State, and local Law Enforcement partners.The prerequisites you are required to have:Ability to easily listen carefully to verbal communication and transcribe and translate that information into clear written error- free communicationMust have knowledge of source language colloquial terms and expressionsAptitude to work cross functionally with KACE Management and Law Enforcement Agencies to deliver the highest quality of work under extreme pressure and in a fast-paced environmentProven experience and high level of comfortability operating technology and learning new software applications quicklyProficiency in operating and maneuvering computers, laptop, smart phones and with knowledgeable use of Social media, web chat, and source language colloquial terms and expressionsFamiliar with SMS language (text message abbreviations) and single character glyphs (emojis) or in slang commonly used with mobile phone text messagingMust type 45 words per minuteNative or near-native oral and written communication skills in English and SpanishOrganized, works with a sense of urgency and is a deadline-driven self-starter; capable of juggling multiple priorities at once and executing each to completion despite obstacles and be able to work in a team environmentBachelors Degree in appropriate foreign language ORHigh School Diploma and four (4) years combined work and educational experience in translating, interpreting, or other work requiring the use of English and another languageCandidates that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be consideredCondition of employment you will: Undergo a Government background investigation to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.Security Requirements:U.S. CitizenshipNo History of Drug AbuseFavorable credit checkWe OfferTalented, and driven teammatesKnowledgeable, encouraging, and present leadershipA diverse and community-minded organizationCareer growth and learning opportunities for aspiring mindsA competitive benefits package, and fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce.For more information about the company please visit our website at is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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