Aug 09, 2022

LANGUAGE ACCESS SPECIALIST, SPANISH

  • New York City Campaign Finance Board
  • 100 Church Street 12th floor, New York, NY 10007, USA
  • $60,000 - $70,000 yearly
Full time Marketing

Job Description

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Office Title:  LANGUAGE ACCESS SPECIALIST, SPANISH

Civil Service Title/Level: CFB Analyst II

Number of Positions: 1

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

Application Deadline: Until Filled 

Department:  Marketing and Digital Communications

Position Status: Full-Time

Job ID #:    544001

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We provide flexible work hours and environment. Start your career here at the NYC Campaign Finance Board. Click on the link to learn more about the open positions at our agency

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD 

The New York City campaign Finance Board is a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections. We are dedicated to making our local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable.  We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the information and resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics by enhancing the impact of New Yorkers’ small-dollar contributions.  You would be working with a staff and leadership that is mission driven and committed to continuous improvement for the staff and the public.  

ABOUT THE UNIT/DEPARTMENT 

The Marketing & Digital Communications Department is recruiting for a Language Access Specialist, Spanish to provide translation, transcreation and linguistic quality assurance for the CFB’s Spanish content. This new role will act as the Spanish language subject matter expert and ensure that translations, transcreation and localized content are consistent, accurate and stylistically and culturally adapted for a New York City audience across all materials developed by the CFB. The ideal candidate will be an experienced linguist with proven experience implementing Spanish translation, transcreation and localization best practices, as well as developing linguistic assets, such as creating and maintaining translation memories, glossaries, and style guides.

Reporting to the Language Access Manager, this role supports Spanish translations for a variety of projects, including the official NYC Voter Guide available online at www.nycvotes.org and mailed to 5 million voters citywide. This is an exciting opportunity for a language industry professional who wants to help make local government more accessible and responsive to the needs of immigrant communities in New York City.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

  • Translate materials from English to Spanish, completing projects as assigned.
  • Ensure quality, consistency, and continuous improvement of in-house and vendor translations in Spanish.
  • Follow and help implement consistent translation processes, including use of computer-assisted translation tools (CAT tools) and translation management systems.
  • Create translation memories (TMs), merge TMX files from vendors, and regularly review and maintain TMs to ensure accuracy and consistency across materials.
  • Assist in localizing Spanish website by translating content via our localization management system, Smartling, and completing QA assessments of localized content.
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of Spanish translation glossaries or term bases. 
  • Assist in creating and maintaining Spanish translation style guide and ensure that vendors and other stakeholders adhere to linguistic guidelines.
  • Collaborate with, proofread, and edit work of Spanish translation vendors.
  • When appropriate, solicit, evaluate, and incorporate input from other stakeholders. 
  • Provide feedback to Spanish translation vendors and linguists.
  • Track data of completed requests to facilitate reporting. 
  • Assists the agency in achieving its overall mission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comprehensive experience translating, editing, proofreading and transcreating content from English to Spanish.
  • Proficiency in CAT tools (Trados Studio) and Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience creating and maintaining linguistic assets, such as translation memories, term bases, and style guides.
  • Able to work well under pressure and effectively prioritize tasks to keep team members focused amidst shifting timelines and needs.
  • Strong communicator and collaborator who can adapt to a variety of work styles.
  • Skillfully synthesizes feedback and edits from multiple stakeholders and ensures that they are executed accurately.
  • Reliable and self-directed team member with a strong ability to identify and propose solutions to unexpected obstacles and challenges.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 3 years of related work experience in translation, transcreation, localization, or Spanish language consultancy.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a concentration on Spanish, linguistics, translation/interpretation, or related field.
  • Comfort using software and digital tools for editing and content management.

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TO APPLY: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH EMPLOYEE SELF-SERVICE (ESS)/ NYC CAREERS 

  • Please apply to the following link: LANGUAGE ACCESS SPECIALIST, SPANISH
  • Resume and Cover Letter are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted. 

For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency. 

Pursuant to Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner’s Directive No. 2020-20 (concerning the Recruitment of Personnel During the Covid-19 Crisis), New York City residency must be obtained within six months after Emergency Executive Order No.98 is rescinded. If that time has passed, residency must be obtained within 90 days of the start date. 

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800. 

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.