Careers

Interpreter

We are currently recruiting for independent contractor (non-employee) Interpreter positions.

View our current list of needed languages.

Interpreting

  • Amharic
  • Arabic (Egyptian)
  • Arabic (Iraqi)
  • Arabic (Modern Standard)
  • Arabic (Moroccan)
  • Arabic (Sudanese)
  • Arabic (Yemeni)
  • Armenian
  • Bahasa (Malaysian)
  • Bosnian
  • Cambodian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese Cantonese
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • French Canadian
  • French Creole
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hainanese
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Karen
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Lao
  • Latvian
  • Mien
  • Mongolian
  • Nepali
  • Pidgin (Nigerian)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Portuguese (European)
  • Portuguese Creole
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Shanghainese
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog (Filipino)
  • Taiwanese
  • Tajik
  • Thai
  • Tibetan
  • Tigrinya
  • Toisanese
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

Translating

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (European)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish (European)
  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Thai
  • Afrikaans
  • Amharic
  • Armenian
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Creole (French)
  • Creole (Haitian)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • Flemish
  • French Canadian
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian (Bahasa)
  • Kannada
  • Karen
  • Kera
  • Khmer
  • Kiche
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kiswahili (Kenya)
  • Korean
  • Lao
  • Latin
  • Luganda
  • Malay
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Mongolian
  • Norwegian
  • Orom
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Shona
  • Slovak
  • Slovene
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Swati
  • Swedish
  • Swiss German
  • Tagalog
  • Taiwanese
  • Tajik
  • Tamil
  • Tigrinya
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

Job Description

  • An interpreter has to be able to translate in both directions, without the use of any dictionaries, on the spot.
  • Simultaneous interpreters need speed; consecutive interpreters need a good memory. Both need accuracy.
  • Communicates potential interpretation issues/concerns to provider(s) and Project Manager.
  • Knowledge of the general subject/topic of the speeches that are to be interpreted.
  • Assists with rescheduling and cancellations, if needed.
  • General erudition and intimate familiarity with both cultures.
  • Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely in both native and English.
  • Excellent note-taking technique for consecutive interpreting.
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information. Must be able to serve a diverse population in a fast paced, stressful environment with frequent changes in schedule and circumstances
  • Ability to balance strong organizational skills with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Abides by organization and department standards as well as the National Code of Ethics for Interpreters.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent. Continuing education and/or training or Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • For Medical Interpreter: Certification or screening assessment by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) as a Medical Interpreter, or equivalent (CCHI test, MITI test, Pacific Interpreter or Language Line Medical Interpreter Skills & Language Assessment, or completion of equivalent evaluation process determined to be acceptable by the Linguistic Services Manager), required.
  • Requires 1-3 or more years of training/experience in consecutive/simultaneous interpretation.
  • Good knowledge of specialized industry (ie: law, medical, technology, etc.).
  • Requires good native and English language skills, including reading, writing, interpreting (consecutive/simultaneous).
  • Must be a Washington State resident.

 


Application

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Interpreter Profile

Your Information


 Washington State DSHS
 Court State Certified
 Court State Qualified
 Medical State Certified
 Social Service Certified
 Other
 Art & Humanities
 Business
 Computers
 Engineering
 Entertainment
 Industry & Technology
 Law
 Medicine
 Natural Sciences
 Pure Sciences
 Social Sciences
 Other

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Rates and Services

 Court Certified Interpreter
 Simultaneous Interpreter
 Consecutive Interpreter
 Escort Interpreter
 Voice-Over

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