Call for CVs: Language Instructors, Translators, and Linguists Job at McColm and Company, Washington DC

  • McColm and Company
  • Washington DC

Job Description

LEVEL : Entry-level to Subject Matter Expert

LOCATION : Washington, DC, and fully remote positions anticipated

TYPE : Consultant/Contract, Part Time, and Full Time Regular Employment options

McColm & Company (McCO) is a mission-driven and customer-focused consulting firm that equips change makers with the knowledge, skills, and insights they need to succeed in an increasingly complex world. McCO specializes in supporting U.S. federal customers with internationally and thematically focused portfolios by designing and delivering bespoke professional training programs, effective capacity building programs, and by providing highly specialized advisory and analysis expertise to decision makers.

McCO issues this call for CVs for translators, linguists, and language instructors in all languages for opportunities contingent upon anticipated contract awards.

McCO seeks to broaden our bench of translators, linguists, and language instructors in all languages for anticipated contract awards with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, USAID, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Responsibilities range according to the specific position and may include:

  • Designing and delivering language training courses ranging from development of foundational conversation skills to high proficiency and fluency in technical subjects.
  • Delivering expertise in technical translation in related to foreign policy, national security, international development, international trade, and related subjects.
  • Providing accurate and high quality written and verbal translation.
  • Providing simultaneous and successive interpretation/translation during conferences, seminars, and meetings while ensuring consistency of terminology and correspondence to lexical, stylistic, and semantic content of the original.
  • Providing simultaneous technical interpretation services at all levels to English-speaking staff in their meetings with the counterparts.
  • Providing written translation of correspondence, briefings, reports, meeting/conference materials, and technical manuals.
  • Performing general clerical duties as needed.
  • Proofreading, editing, and revising translated materials to ensure accuracy.


Required personnel shall have expertise in any of following areas:

  • Demonstrated track record of success in translating professional academic content to and from English.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in consecutive interpretation to and from English.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in simultaneous interpretation to and from English.
  • Demonstrated recent experience providing simultaneous and consecutive interpretation services to and from English in a virtual environment, preferably using the interpretation feature in the Zoom web-based platform.
  • A minimum of two (2) years professional/formal simultaneous interpretation experience, specialized training and/or testing/certification in simultaneous interpretation.

Interested candidates should submit their CV through the application form and identify their language proficiencies in the application form.


McCO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to all of our staff. Compensation is offered according to job requirements, available budget, and experience/skills of the successful candidate. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, generous Paid Time Off, 11 paid federal holidays, and annual performance bonuses. Personnel hired to fill contract staffing roles may also be eligible for end of project retention bonuses when they perform successfully and remain on board through project closeout.

McColm & Company is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, gender identity or expression, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Due to the high volume of applications McCO receives and to ensure we comply with our internal hiring policies, we regret we are not able to respond to individual phone calls or emails regarding application status.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Contract work, Part time, Local area, Remote job,

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