Company Overview

For 25 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 New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

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

1-160615-4422: Court Interpreter - Spanish - San Francisco, CA
Job CategoryLinguist/Translator
Duty LocationU.S. - California - San Francisco
Type of PositionConsultant/Contractor
Requisition Number1-160615-4422

Essential Job Duties:
• Provides consecutive and simultaneous interpretation between Spanish and English and vice versa 
• Leads three-way telephonic interpretations between Government representatives and low English proficiency individuals as required 
• Performs sight translation, occurring when an interpreter is given a written document in one language and asked to read it aloud in  another language 
• Provides quality control review of translated documents as required 
• Performs other duties as required


• U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
• Highly proficient in both English and the foreign language vocabularies typically used in formal, consultative, and casual modes of communication in justice system contexts, including colloquial slang, idiosyncratic slang, and regionalisms
• Knowledgeable of specialized vocabulary (terminology) in both English and Spanish related to legal and criminal justice system terminology and immigration procedures, particularly with regard to terminology typically used in Immigration Court hearings
• Ability to speak English and Spanish fluently, including high to low levels of language register, regional colloquialisms and slang expressions, and do so with clear and intelligible pronunciation
• Ability to perform simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation in a manner that is factually and conceptually accurate without changes, omissions, or additions
• Ability to preserve the tone and emotional level of the speaker, as well as manage the delivery, speed and length of the statement (projection, pace and pausing) of the speaker
• Ability to maintain appropriate speed and projection while rendering interpretation, and request and incorporate clarification of speaker’s statements only when justified


Desired Qualities:
• Federal, State, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), or Judiciary Interpreters and Translators Certification Examination (JITCE) certification in interpretation
• Experience providing interpretation for Department of Justice (DoJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) court casesWork Environment
• Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment• Work is on an as-needed basis
• Shift-based schedules
• Office environment with differing locations depending upon assignment