Where: Vienna (Austria)
Extent of Work: Full Time
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Leidos currently has an opening for an ARABIC CONSECUTIVE LINGUIST. Candidates must currently possess TS/SCI in JPAS. Linguists may work a variety of functions including but not limited to consecutive interpretation, translations, gisting, triage and quality control in a variety of locations.
Can accurately translate reports/texts in electronic and hardcopy formats that not only contain facts but also some abstract language showing an ability to capture intended implications and many nuances.
Can generally capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text. Word choice and expression generally adhere to target language (TL) norms and means of expression specific to subject field (s) and are strong enough to allow translator to operate successively in that field.
Able to interpret accurately. Normally consecutive interpretation is needed, but on rare occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested.
Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects.
*External Referral Eligible*
Interpretation Skill Levels: Level 4 (Advanced Professional Performance) – Able to interpret in the simultaneous mode required by the setting and provide almost completely accurate renditions of complex, colloquial, and idiomatic speech, as well as formal and some highly formal discourse. Conveys the meaning of the speaker faithfully, including most, if not all, details and nuances, reflecting the style, register, and cultural context of the source language, without omissions, additions or embellishments. Demonstrates mastery of the skills required for interpretation, including command of both working languages and their cultural context, expertise in some specialized fields, and ability to prepare new specialized topics rapidly and routinely. Very good delivery, with pleasant voice quality and only occasional hesitations, repetitions or corrections. Performance reflects the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics.