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Metlang English Analytic Linguist in Springfield, Missouri

English Analytic Linguist – A position with a purpose!

Do you have a comprehensive understanding of regional and urban slang, street talk, and common non-standard English expressions? Are you looking to put your language skills to use while getting paid for your abilities and experience? Perhaps you are looking to provide a much-needed public service to your local community. Metlang is seeking exceptional professionals who understand and speak non-standard English to assist law enforcement nationwide.

Since 1990, Metlang has been a veteran-owned provider of interpretation, transcription, translation, and monitoring services. Metlang is the nation’s leading provider of such services to the United States Department of Justice nationwide. We employ experienced professionals with advanced or expert level in English as well as foreign language fluency in over 100 languages and dialects.

We are looking for English Analytic Linguists who will be responsible to monitor, transcribe, summarize and analyze source material assisting law enforcement with their investigations into narco-trafficking, counterfeiting, terrorism, fraud and money laundering. Metlang offers rewarding part-time and full-time project-based employment on-site. We take pride in building long term relationships with our employees while providing outstanding benefits and competitive weekly pay.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor: Listen to or read communications, then subsequently type summaries in the English language.

  • Transcribe: Render the spoken word of a language into the written form of the same language.

  • S um m a ri z e : P r ovide a t y p e d or verbal, c on c ise a nd a c c u r a te s y nopsis of o r a l or wr i t ten c om m unic a t i ons.

  • Analyze: Examine methodically and in detail the constitution of information for purposes of explanation and interpretation.

    Requirements:

  • Proficiency in regional English dialects and slang terminology

  • Clear, concise, effective written and spoken communication skills in English

  • Ability to summarize and translate audio and text, including slang and colloquialisms, in a real-time manner

  • Adequately prioritize tasks while demonstrating attention to detail and organization skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, social media and text message slang

  • Typing abilities to meet or exceed 40 words per minute

  • Capable of adapting well under pressure and functioning cohesively in a team environment

  • Availability to work a rotating schedule

  • Pass writing, reading, listening, and speaking language tests in English and any applicable non-standard English tests, or provide proof of prior test results

  • College degree or 2 years of relevant work experience.

  • Customer service experience is a plus

  • Fluency in another language is a plus

  • Some travel may be required

    Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements.

    Physical Demands:These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Analytic Linguist job. They include the ability to talk, hear, see, sit for extended periods of time, use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate keys on a keyboard or telephone pad, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Non-Standard English Analytic Linguist Position.Metlang is an EEO/AA employer: qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as an individual with disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or protected veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    At Metlang LLC/Metropolitan Interpreters and Translators, Inc., we are committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact our Human Resources Department at: 1-800-421-0303 for further assistance.

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