Los Angeles, CA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description





Mission Essential Personnel is seeking Jamaican Patois Analytic Linguists to provide part-time and full-time, translation, interpretation, and transcription services supporting programs in Los Angeles California. Jamaican Patois Analytical Linguists will provide interpretation, transcription, and translation support; prepare and update databases of the translated source material, and could provide quality control oversight and review of other linguist products.

Minimum Requirements


Monitor - Listen to or read communications and perform immediate verbal summaries. Provide typed summary of verbal summary.

Translate - Accurately translate orally (consecutive and/or simultaneous) a wide variety of complex texts, conversations, and recordings from Jamaican Patois into Standard English. Accurately capture cultural subtleties, nuance, and emphasis.

*Identify and flawlessly summarize all pertinent factual information and abstract concepts, recognizing the significance of complex expressions, such as colloquial text or technical terminology

*Triage documentation to isolate the full-range of information that is of importance to the task at hand; master the use of, and assist in the development of, reference materials

Transcribe - Render verbatim spoken language into the written form of the same language, then transcribe the original language into written English. Review oral material and transcribe information with a high-degree of accuracy and expression. Should possess an excellent understanding of one or more regional dialects of language.

Interpret - Translate orally, either consecutively or simultaneously, from language to English and take detailed notes concerning the content of the conversation(s).

In addition, each Analytic Linguist shall have the capability to:

*Understands all styles/forms of speech, including sociolinguistic and cultural references

*Demonstrated ability and aptitude with latest software programs (including MS Word)

*Ability to use analytic skills and critical thinking to process large quantities of information in order to detect important data

Desired Requirements

Requirements: Jamaican Patois Analytic Linguists must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate fluently in the English language and Jamaican Patois (including any dialects) in the four basic communications skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking).

*Must score a minimum of 3/3 in Language (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) as measured by Member of the Interagency Language Roundtable *Certification as a Court Interpreter by the Administrative Office of the US Courts is acceptable as long as you are actively working

*Must have 3-5 years of translation or interpretation experience

*Must be a U.S. Citizen cable to successfully complete a government sponsored security clearance

*Must have lived in the US in the last three (3) years

*Must type 40-50 wpm

*Must have good credit

*Full-Time and Part Time On-Call (PTOC) work available

Mission Essential considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Mission Essential is an EEO/AA employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
Required Security Clearance
Other Clearance
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