Spanish Linguist - Arizona


Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ, US
Phoenix, AZ
30+ days ago
Job Description

TITLE:              Spanish Linguist - Arizona

DIALECT: Mexican and/or Caribbean Dialect

LOCATION:     Travel (TDY) Required

WORK SCHEDULE:   Office is open 7 days a week, Linguist will be required to have a flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends.  The position will require travel for an extensive period of time (30 plus days).


About 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 nation’s safety, security, and quality of life.

The desire to have a career that is purposeful and forward thinking is woven into every KACE’s 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!

KACE is a leading provider of specialized technical and professional expertise for national security, law enforcement, public safety, government operations, and the intelligence community.


What we are seeking – Spanish Linguists to support the federal and local law enforcement community by providing real time translation services in a fast-paced environment.

Key functions you will perform:

  • Knowledge - Extensive knowledge of slang terminology in various Spanish dialects.
  • Summarize Content – Monitor electronic communications in the source language/dialect and provide oral and written synopses of information collected as well as assist in identifying pertinent data.
  • Transcriptions and Translations – Provide transcriptions and translations of various material from the source language into English. 
  • Computer – Duties are performed via a government approved computer system.  Linguist are required to possess strong computer skills in MS Word and Excel.

The work environment – work is performed in a secured, windowless government facility.  The position requires prolonged periods of sitting at a designated workstation monitoring computer data and processing information.

Work Schedule

  • Travel required for extensive periods of time.
  • Available to work 40 hours per week.
  • Available to work nights to include one weekend night and some holidays.
  • Employees supporting this contract are considered ESSENTIAL to the Federal Government. 

Requirements you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree AND three (3) years’ experience in a professional setting OR Associate degree AND five (5) years’ experience in a professional setting OR a High School Diploma AND seven (7) years of experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of translation experience in the required language
  • Knowledgeable in text language, Social Media and Webchat
  • Must be able to pass a third-party Language Assessment (Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing) in Spanish and English
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written skills in both the source and target language, including correct and accurate grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Must be able to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment and be able to communicate effectively with management and law enforcement personnel.
  • Requires the ability to prioritize, have effective time management skills, meet stringent deadlines, balance multiple tasks and work in a team environment. 

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Applicants selected will be subject to a Government background investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Must be a U.S Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

These requirements are thoroughly reviewed during the employment screening process. Candidates must meet all qualifications and selection criteria.

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KACE 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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