Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

1-181015-7917: Farsi Linguist
LocationU.S. - Washington D.C. (Northern VA Area)
Open Date10/15/2018

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a full-time Farsi Linguist in the Washington, DC metro area. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the full range of activities in processing material or participating in situations requiring advanced capability to perform translation, transcription and interpretation tasks in support of the customer.


·       Duties include translation/transcription and monitoring of highly technical information, to include scientific, engineering or other technical or business field-of-discipline matters

·       The linguist should demonstrate flexibility to interact and integrate with other contractors and subcontractor’s personnel; promoting and maintaining a positive, cooperative working environment

·       The linguist shall be required to perform unbiased, objective analyses in support of the program

·      The linguist shall be fully qualified to perform all translation services required


  • Candidates must have an active TS/SCI security clearance with a polygraph
  • Candidates must possess a native level of proficiency in the target language
  • Candidates must have test scores with a minimal criteria level of 3/3 or higher
  • Candidates must be able to read/write and comprehend both the written and oral language communication of the target language
  • Candidates must be able to understand the essentials of all speech in a standard dialect and have a broad vocabulary
  • Candidates must be able to follow accurately the essentials of both written and oral conversations between native speakers
  • Candidates must possess excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree (ideally completed in native country)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Farsi translation
  • No relocation available


  • Master’s degree in a related field is desired
  • A technical background experience is preferred

·        CONUS/OCONUS travelmaybe required, based on the customer’s requirements

·       Candidates must be ableto support the program 24/7 when on travel