Spanish Linguist - Chantilly, VA at KACE in Chantilly, Virginia

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

TITLE: Spanish Linguist

LOCATION: Chantilly, VA

RECRUITER: Hinna Sheikh

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 employee…it’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!

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 - Listen to or read communications in the source language/dialect 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-approved computer system, 

  • Transcribe – Render a written (typed) word for word rendition of audio and/or video recordings in the source language, using required format.   

  • Translate – Provide an accurate rendition of the source language, conveying the true meaning (s) into Standard English.  Transcriptions and/or translations must be court ready.

  • Computer – Must possess strong computer skills in MS Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the ability to type 45 words per minute  

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  

  • Tuesday - Saturday OR Sunday to Thursday from 3:30 PM EST to 12:00 AM EST. 

  • 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.  This means that linguists are required to work during emergency situations, including inclement weather, natural and man-made disasters, etc. 


 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. 

  • 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 U.S Citizen 

  • Residency requirement - 3 consecutive years in the last 5 years 


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

For more information about the company please visit our website at

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.