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Job: Jamaican Patois Linguist

Jamaican Patois Linguist

The KACE Way is our commitment to our employees, to our customers, and to our communities. Join KACE and make a difference! We're looking to add Jamaican Patois Linguists. If you can envision joining a team where you'll have the opportunity to work with law enforcement personnel to deliver mission-driven results that have a powerful impact on your local community, then we are looking for you! As a Jamaican Patois Linguist, your mission will be to have a sense of urgency and to be an organized, deadline-driven self-starter; capable of juggling multiple priorities at once and executing each to completion.

Key functions you will perform:

• SAFEGUARD: Work to a professional code of ethics with confidentiality and neutrality • SUMMARIZE: Provide verbal and written summaries of day-to-day communications across all levels of the Jamaican Patois language; including complex and/or highly idiomatic speech, slang, and colloquial expressions

• TRANSCRIBE: Review audio/video material and write/transcribe information with a superb degree of accuracy and expression

• TRANSLATE: Accurately translate a wide variety of complex material from Jamaican Patois into Standard English

What you need to have:

  • 1 year of translation experience (professional or personal)

  • Bachelor's Degree OR 4 years of professional experience

  • Native or near-native oral and written communication skills in both Jamaican Patois and English

  • Ability to deliver the highest quality of work under extreme pressure

  • Availability to work a minimum of 32 hours per week when assigned to a project

  • MUST be available to work a flexible schedule; to include nights, weekends, and holidays

  • Proficient in MS Office Preferred Qualifications: • Active security clearance

  • Available to travel as needed

All applicants selected will be subject to a strict government background investigation and must meet criteria that includes, but is not limited to:

  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency

  • Favorable credit check

  • Resided in the U.S. at least 3 of the past 5 years

KACE is committed to supporting the federal government and improving quality of life for all Americans!

For more information about the company please visit our website at

KACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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