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.

1-190903-9522: Spanish Linguist
LocationU.S. - Texas - San Antonio
Open Date9/3/2019

****This position is contingent upon contract award****

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking full-time Spanish Linguists to provide translation, transcription, and interpretation support to the U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) operations in San Antonio, TX.


  • Translate, transcript, and interpret written and spoken communications from the Specified Contract Required Language(s) (SCRL) to English, as well as from English to the SCRL that will include a wide range of styles and subjects to support MEDEX, CELLEX, DOMEX and Operational Briefings
  • Accurately translate, transcript, and interpret communications in the target language that will include a wide range of styles and subjects to support MEDEX, CELLEX, DOMEX, and Operational Briefings
  • Additional work may include summarizing documents, reviewing translations, and ensuring correct context of written text in two or more languages


• Valid active DoD TOP SECRET/SCI clearance and CI polygraph 
• Pass preliminary and mandatory annual language testing as required for the respective position and category. A minimum 3/3 (ILR scale) proficiency is required
• Ability to comprehensively understand all parts of speech within a standard dialect and maintain an extensive vocabulary to avoid requests for further explanation and/or paraphrasing
• Ability to consistently and accurately follow conversations between educated native speakers, radio broadcasts, news stories similar to wire service reports, oral technical reports, and public statements regarding non-technical subjects
• Ability to interpret, translate, and transcribe conversations and intelligence activities from and between the SCRL and English
• Accurately perform document exploitation, including scanning, researching, and analyzing foreign language documents for intelligence information


  • Ability of linguist to supplement language capabilities with knowledge of professional fields, including medicine, logistics, communications, engineering, legal, etc. is beneficial



• Work will be performed at the United States Government (USG) facility in San Antonio, TX with a potential OCONUS travel on a TDY basis. Location of performance is contingent upon customer requirements and favorable MADO access
• Shift work which may include the following:
- 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
- 10 hours per day, 4 days per week
- Similar shifts schedules to those listed above