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Translator, Independent Senators Group (ISG)

Job ID: J0917-0726
Job Type: Determinate, Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Minimum Salary: 73621/Year
Maximum Salary: 93357/Year
Closing Date: October 22, 2017

Open To

The general public

About this job

The Translator assists to ensure the integrity of ISG communications (internal and external) in both official languages. He has a sound understanding of modern communications and looks for opportunities to share the ISG message for a modern Senate in new and engaging ways.

More specifically, the position is required to:
-Translate the most urgent, complex and important texts which require a high level of quality;
-Carry out particularly complex terminological research and analysis in different areas;
-Revise a variety of texts translated by other translators or verifying the quality as required;
-Verify the quality of a variety of terminological research conducted by team members;
-Carry out simultaneous or consecutive interpretation of the proceedings of Parliament, commissions, conferences and meetings involving government departments and agencies;
- Revise, edit and update texts in both official languages and keep track of translation requests;
- Provide administrative and communications support (information output, media requests coordination and distribution, etc.);
- Draft press releases and op-eds;
- Maintain social media, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ISG's website etc.;
- Review news media and prepare background information to ensure that the Secretariat is kept abreast of mounting issues and of areas of possible interest or concern

Screening Criteria

-Bachelor's degree in translation or Master's degree in legal translation from a recognized university, Certified Translator according to a recognized institution and/or a combination of education, training and experience.
-Experience as a fully independent translator for at least the past three years;
-Experience in text editing and review in both official languages;
-Experience in drafting news releases;
-Experience in monitoring media and preparation of information summaries; and
-Experience with social media platforms.

Language requirement: Bilingual Imperative


Abilities and Competency
-Ability to assess work done by in-house translators (colleagues and students) and contractors, to rework their translations as needed to meet the Translation Bureau's level of standard in quality;
-Communicate with clients in a timely manner to provide them with the necessary information and services, and to identify potential issues.
Gathers Information and consults appropriate parties, when needed, to follow up on client requests.
-Resolves client service issues, including urgent ones, in a timely manner.
-Demonstrates an understanding of own roles and responsibilities, and those of other parties involved in providing client services.
-Prioritizes own work to meet client needs within agreed and sometimes tight timelines.
-Ability to evaluate the work of novice translators or students, colleagues and suppliers, to make the necessary improvements in accordance with the Translation Bureau's quality standards, and to provide feedback.
-Ability to supervise and coach translators, and get them to provide a satisfactory qualitative and quantitative performance.
-Ability to analyze client requests and to meet client needs.
-Ability to produce high-quality final translations within very tight deadlines.
-Ability to work under pressure.

Behavioural competencies
-Adaptable Worker;
-Demonstrates an ease with being flexible, versatile and accepting of changing environments while maintaining scope and vision;
-Relationship Builder;
-With little effort the Special Assistant has the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internal and external, with a wide variety of people and viewpoints. The Special Assistant does not let stress or a difference of opinion negatively impact relationships;
-Effective Communicator;
-Speaks, listens and writes, in both official languages in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills as well as active listening skills;
-Cultural Diversity Upholder;
-Able to work with individuals from a wide variety of cultures, abilities and perspectives.

-Knowledge of and excellent skills on multiple computer platforms and willing to learn as needed;
-Proficiency in Adobe Design Suite;
-Knowledge of social media platforms.

Personal Suitability
-Team player;
-Good judgment;
-Interpersonal skills;
-Strong organizational skills;
-Attention to details; and
-Results oriented.

Asset Qualifications

Code P qualification standard

Conditions of Employment

The incumbent must consent to supply complete information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.