Localization Academy

AMHARIC LINGUIST

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About The Organization

ALTA Language Services is the only 100% employee-owned company in our field. As employee owners, we work hard and go beyond words to perform each and every task with integrity and a passion to stay innovative. We’re a diverse group of smart, creative people who love their work and what we learn about other languages, countries, and cultures. We offer a flexible work environment headquartered in Atlanta (Buckhead) and competitive benefits, including healthcare and company stock.

ALTA participates in E-Verify.

Description

ALTA Language Services seeks a talented individual to join our Testing Department to develop and review listening test content in Amharic. Please note that this is for a contract for which we are in the bidding process. The linguist will be expected to deliver accurate, high-quality documentation within a specific deadline and timeline. Paid training regarding the specifics of the development will be provided following the award of the contract.

Responsibilities

  • Develop listening and reading comprehension test content, as per development specifications provided by ALTA Project Managers.
  • Work on a team of linguists to ensure quality of content across a bank of listening and reading comprehension test items.
  • Provide review comments on items developed by other members of the linguist team.

Skills

Native speaker of the given target language as specified in the position title.

Excellent reading and listening comprehension skills in the target language.

Excellent writing skills in the target language.

Advanced communication skills in English.

Ability and desire to work collaboratively.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Professionalism.

Computer literacy.

Research skills.

Must have email access with the capability to send and receive attached files, and must be able to navigate the Internet.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Degree: College degree required. Advanced degree in a language-related field is a plus.

Computer Knowledge: Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Languages: Fluency in target language is required. Ability to communicate in English is essential, as it will be the language used in training sessions and materials.

Experience

Previous experience in test development is preferred.

Experience using the target language in a professional capacity (writing, teaching, translation, interpretation, etc.) is required.

JOB TYPE / FULL TIME/PART TIME

Contractor/Contingent

LOCATION

Remote

EOE STATEMENT

ALTA is an equal employment opportunity employer.

It is the policy of ALTA not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of ALTA to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Employees and applicants of ALTA will not be subject to harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited.

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