• Language Test Rater - Spanish

  • Responsibilities

    Language Test Raters are responsible for the ongoing delivery and administration of interpreter skills assessments for internal and external clients. Language Test Raters administer Language Proficiency Assessments and specialized Interpreting Proficiency Assessments to determine speaking, listening, reading, writing, and interpreting proficiency in English and Spanish. Additionally, the Language Test Rater is responsible for developing interpreter assessment forms and reporting results of assessments to internal and external clients. Language Test Raters must possess exceptional language, interpretation and communication skills and be completely familiar with all aspects of the company’s systems, technology and policies.


    • Conduct Oral Proficiency Interviews by asking candidates a series of carefully designed questions that gradually increase in complexity
    • Evaluate how accurately candidates can speak a language according to TransPerfect Connect’s protocols and procedures
    • Be able to accurately rate candidates based on the ILR scale (Inter-Agency Language Roundtable), whichare the guidelines used by federal agencies
    • Perform assessments for internal and external clients, including assessing client interpreters, new hire interpreter candidates and current interpreter staff
    • Conduct internal interpreter monitoring to ensure that each interpreter provides quality interpretation consistent with established competencies
    • Maintain all testing information, including scheduling, results and following up using established tools; report results to clients
    • Collaborates with the Testing, Training and Quality Departments to ensure a consistent approach to testing process implementation for the most accurate and reliable results and to maintain compliance with all relevant guidelines, regulations, and objectives
    • Maintain effective working relations with members of Testing, Training, Quality and various levels of management
    • Ensure that assessments occur in the most consistent and reliable fashion
    • Ensure testing data is properly compiled, organized, presented, and utilized in the most accurate and effective manner
    • Propose and implement process improvement changes
    • Participate in translation, quality monitoring, and research activities
    • Act professionally with regards to appearance, conduct and promptness
    • Maintain professional standards and ethical practices inherent to the position
    • Perform other duties as requested


    • Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience required
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Six months’ interpretation experience; in Over the Phone Interpretation environment preferred
    • Professional proficiency in English and Spanish
    • Proficiency in professional written communications skills in English and Spanish
    • Ability to evaluate and describe language proficiency

    Desired Skills


    • Experience administering oral proficiency interviews for work or class placement
    • Works well with a variety of personalities
    • Attention to detail and multitasking
    • Excellent prioritization and planning skills
    • Familiarity with testing best practices


    TransPerfect Connect is the world's leading provider of device-independent remote interpreting services, including video interpretation and over the phone interpretation (OPI). Transperfect Connect is a division of TransPerfect, the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology-enabled translation solutions to support global business. Founded in 1992, TransPerfect has over 3,500 employees and maintains offices in over 90 cities worldwide.




    About TransPerfect


    For more than 20 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 standards, TransPerfect provides a full array of language and business support services, including translation, interpretation, multicultural marketing, website globalization, subtitling, voiceovers, staffing services, e-learning and training, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of next-generation technologies that significantly reduce costs and improve consistency throughout the translation process, making TransPerfect the vendor of choice for the world's leading multinationals.


    With annual revenues of over $550 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100  certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.


    TransPerfect is an equal opportunity employer.


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