Wire Monitor/Linguist

Metairie, LA posted on February 22

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Founded in 1994, Lafayette Group helps public and private agencies enhance the American qualify of life through innovative technologies, strategic planning, and technical support services.  Key areas of work include managing public safety communication programs, development of advanced technology, and outreach to State and municipal agencies. Lafayette Group offers its employees a great working environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.  


Job Summary: 

Lafayette Group is seeking a wire monitor/linguist to perform language-related services to include monitoring, transcription, validation and minimization of court-ordered wire intercepts.  The linguist would work in a law enforcement secured facility in Metairie, LA under the direction of Lafayette Group supervisory personnel.  The position requires an individual available to work flexible hours to include day/evening shifts, weekdays/weekends, and holidays.  The linguist would become a part-time hourly employee of the Lafayette Group.  The linguist must be able to pass a rigorous personal background investigation to include criminal, personal and financial review conducted by an authorized government entity. 


  • The ability to listen and read non-standard English (local dialect) communications, lawfully intercepted and perform immediate verbal summaries, then subsequently typed into a specialized computer application;
  • The ability to transcribe recorded communications into written form of the same language, then save the results on a Government-owned computer storage device. The transcription will be from predominately spoken non-standard English (local dialect) to written standard English;
  • Review prior transcribed communications of other persons to ensure and attest to the accuracy of the final work product;
  • To possess the necessary attributes to provide a typed, concise and accurate synopsis of oral or written communication intercepts that contains the identity of the speakers or correspondents, and all locations and events mentioned that pertain to the subject of the communication;
  • Have the ability to analyze in detail the intercepted information in order to uncover the true meaning by deciphering any codes used in communication by criminal organizations to describe drugs, weapons, associates, activities, and law enforcement in attempts to defeat intercept surveillance;
  • Process incoming data and conversations to determine the relationships between multiple targets, as well as determine the structure of a criminal organization;
  • Provide pertinent information about the content of a call to the case agent as per their instructions and direction; and
  • Comply with minimization requirements and regulations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum educational requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language to include conversation, reading, and writing;
  • Similar skills in other languages such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Arabic, etc. considered a plus;
  • Good typing skills;
  • Familiarity with computers;
  • Prior law enforcement experience is helpful but not a requirement;
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation to include no prior criminal history of felony arrests or convictions, no use of illegal drugs, good credit rating.

This position involves working on federal contracts that require all workers on the contract to be U.S. Citizens. Additionally, some contracts may require the ability to obtain a security clearance.