English-Spanish Translator

Rockville , MD
Nov 09, 2021
Feb 10, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking an English-Spanish translator specializing in Puerto Rican Spanish to join our Translation team. The translator will be responsible for producing accurate and culturally appropriate Spanish translations of survey questionnaires and related study materials, along with other document-related tasks. The preferred candidate will use critical thinking in collaborating with project teams to preform quick-turnaround translations on Spanish language-related assignments. This is a full-time position with the possibility for partial telework. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Spanish translation for our various research areas that include questionnaires, outreach materials, consent forms, and other types of documents needed to communicate with Spanish-speaking communities. 
•    Proofreading, editing, and terminology verification; usage, creation and maintenance of glossaries and automated translation memories.
•    Conduct assessments and reports on the language proficiency on Spanish-language interviewers for our large field studies and other projects. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree is required. 
•    At least 2 years of translation experience. 

Preferred qualifications: 
•    ATA certification. 
•    Familiarity with computer-assisted translation software, especially DVX.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Excellent command of the English and Spanish languages.
•    Proficient in using Microsoft Office. 
•    Possess excellent communication skills, be detail oriented and work in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.