Urdu Bilingual Interpreter
About the job
Important Note: Professional interpretation experience and/or interpreter training are required for this position. A combination of experience and training can be considered for the role.
1-2+ years of professional interpreting experience
Interpreter certification or Interpretation training courses
Authorized to work in the US
High school completion or equivalent
Proficient in English and target language, as determined by our Language Checkup assessment
Remote Position - must reside in the US
Competitive wages and generous benefits package
Paid professional interpreter training
Overtime pay and merit-based increases
Internal promotion opportunities
A diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment
This position performs skilled consecutive, first-person interpretation. Work is performed and reviewed under direct supervision, using well-defined policies and procedures. Limited opportunity exists for exercising independent judgment and decision-making. An incumbent refers most problems to a supervisor and generally all non-routine problems. This description applies to the entire Interpreter classification regardless of language(s) spoken.
Essential Functions (MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES):
Provides meaning-for-meaning interpreting.
Follows CYRACOM INTERNATIONAL INC’s interpreter protocols as per CyraCom training, policies, and procedures.
Follows all CYRACOM INTERNATIONAL INC policies and procedures related to information confidentiality and interpreter ethics.
Attends all required training for interpreters, such as training by the CYRACOM INTERNATIONAL INC Quality and Development Department.
Continuously improves vocabulary and specialized subject matter knowledge, as required for various clients, such as medical, legal, social services, etc.
Maintains confidentiality as per CYRACOM INTERNATIONAL INC Interpreter policies.
Uses standard office equipment such as telephones, computers, copiers, and fax machines.
Uses MS Office applications such as Outlook, Word, and Edge (or another internet browser).
All employees are required to perform the following essential functions: demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance; follow written and verbal directions and complete assigned tasks on schedule; read, write and communicate in English; communicate in person and by telephone as per CYRACOM INTERNATIONAL INC policy; learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; work independently or as part of a team; interact appropriately with others including co-workers, supervisors, and customers; and work with supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or corrective action.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Fluency in English and the target language.
Skilled at communicating, both orally and in writing in English and target language.
Basic understanding of linguistics and different cultures.
Skilled in adjusting to rapidly changing circumstances.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work independently and skilled at exercising initiative within the parameter of company policies and procedures.
Exceptional commitment to confidentiality as per CYRACOM INTERNATIONAL INC Interpreter policies.
Skilled at keeping supervisors informed of problems or issues.
Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
Skilled in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Internet Explorer (or another internet browser).
Ability to operate competently common office equipment including, but not limited to computer, fax, copier, and telephone system.