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SOS International LLC Court Interpreter - Punjabi - Portland, OR in Portland, Oregon

Essential Job Duties

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a qualified, professional, and experienced Punjabi Court Interpreter to support a federal government customer in Portland, OR . Our job is to support our customer’s ongoing court cases by providing Punjabi language interpretation.

These cases are supported on an as-needed basis and require interpreters with flexible schedules. Hours will differ from assignment to assignment, based on needs of the customer. We provide the interpreter with as much notice as possible, anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks ahead of time. From time to time, we have rush requests due to a cancellation.


• Provides consecutive and simultaneous interpretation between Punjabi 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


• Legal ability to work in U.S.

• Certified Interpreter (Federal, State or NAJIT certified) or possess one (1) year of experience interpreting in a judicial environment

• Highly proficient in both English and Punjabi 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 Punjabi 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 Punjabi 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

Work Environment


• 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 cases


• Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

• Work is on an as-needed basis

• Office environment with differing locations depending upon assignment

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Job Locations US-OR-Portland

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 11 months ago (12/28/2019 8:03 AM)

ID 2019-2941

# of Openings 1

Category Other

Location : Location US-OR-Portland