AECOM Swahili Linguist in Virtual, Virginia
United States of America - Virginia, Virtual
AECOM is seeking to immediately interview and hire a Swahili linguist. Each qualifying candidate chosen will become a direct hire with AECOM and will be provided with full benefits and opportunities for advancement, after applicable time. The position can be performed remotely.
The position requires near-native to native level Swahili and English competency, and a translation test on the ILR scale between 3 and 5. Linguists will be required to perform a full range of tasks, including but not limited to monitoring and research on open source foreign language media, translation, summarization, and report writing. Training will be provided. No deployment required. No clearance required. Selected candidate must be open to shift-work on a rotating basis, to include evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays.
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be fluent in Swahili.
Must be fluent in English and have strong English writing skills.
Must have experience translating and summarizing a wide variety of complex texts from the source language into English. These texts may contain difficult, idiomatic, scientific, and colloquial writing.
Must be highly capable in Microsoft applications and internet research.
Must have demonstrated experience conducting research.
Must have the ability to review foreign language audio/video material and write/transcribe information into English with a high-degree of accuracy and expression.
Must be able to accurately capture cultural subtleties, nuance, and emphasis. A level of cultural mastery is required to capture socio-cultural essentials embedded in text, to include political, religious, historic, and ethnic elements.
One to three years' professional experience translating and summarizing a wide variety of complex text from the source language into English.
Experience with the open source internet research.
Fluency in additional foreign language/dialects.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Linguist
Business Line Management Services
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 216457BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.