SOS International LLC Arabic Linguist in Reston, Virginia

Company Overview

For 29 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

1-180503-6833: Arabic Linguist

Location U.S. - Virginia - Reston

Open Date 5/3/2018


SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking an Arabic Linguist in Reston, VA. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the full range of activities in processing material or participating in situations requiring advanced capability to perform translation, transcription and interpretation tasks in support of the customer.


Translating and transcribing Arabic text and audio into English; performing consecutive interpretation from Arabic to English and the reverse; monitoring and reviewing open source reporting/media for translation and transcription; independently monitoring and researching social media in Arabic to identify relevant content; creating summaries of collected information; and responding to other assigned tasks.


  • Ability to obtain TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Candidates must possess native or near native competency in Arabic.
  • Candidates must possess excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (ideally completed in native country).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Arabic translation.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office.
  • No relocation available.

Upon successful verification of the above minimum qualifications and job description criteria, candidates will be processed for a TS/SCI and polygraph. Acceptance for this opportunity is dependent upon meeting all qualification/selection criteria.


  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • Master’s degree in a related field or MBA.
  • Familiarity with web based social media and technology.
  • A background in media production or research in media trends and analysis.


Travel OCONUS on a TDY basis is a requirement for some of the languages under this program. Candidates must be able to support the program 24/7 when on travel.