The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting experienced foreign media specialist for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). Language Exploitation Specialists will collect, evaluate, process, and enrich foreign language information to address requirements and to identify and extract insights from it. Language Exploitation Specialists must be capable of reading, listening to, and comprehending foreign languages and applying subject matter expertise to perform various functions in the respective languages to include, but not limited to, monitoring and selection; research; source discovery and assessment; baseline maintenance; structured data creation and maintenance for the identification of quantitative and qualitative trends, patterns, and relationships in data; synthesis and summarization; and writing reports in accordance with designated style and quality standards and data management plans.
Exploitation personnel are required to have strong foreign and English language skills but are not required to formally translate material into English.
Languages of Interest: Chinese
The primary responsibilities of the Language Exploitation Specialists are:
Monitor, collect, and condition (e.g. structure, categorize/code/tag, highlight, comment on) foreign media information to include social media, radio, television, newspapers, blogs, websites, academic and technical journals, and various Internet sites based on customer criteria
Conduct research, source discovery and assessment
Contribute subject matter expertise to written reports in English
BA degree and 4 - 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 - 6 years of prior relevant experience.
Professional-Level proficiency in a foreign language (ILR 3 or higher)
Have experience evaluating sources, conducting research, synthesizing and summarizing findings, and writing reports in English in accordance with designated standards, or commensurate training or education in a relevant field of study
Experience with research on publicly available information, including social media exploitation
Focused knowledge of particular media environments
Understanding of information collected from the latest digital media platforms
Must possess ADVANCED computer skills; including MS Office and Internet Research skills, to be able to produce written translations and products and Internet skills that will allow advanced research on the Web
Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team
Self-starter with curious mindset and desire to solve problems and learn new skills
Strong organizational skills, time-management skills, attention to detail, and strong initiative
Effective communicator in both written and verbal formats to a variety of audiences
Successful completion of English and foreign language testing
Subject matter expertise or education in politics, culture, religion, international relations, economics, energy, counter-proliferation, cyber threats, counter-narcotics, military, science and technology, counterterrorism, or media.
Knowledge of Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools (e.g,. Trados, Worldserver, OmegaT, Pairaphrase, or other commercial tools), post-edited machine translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.
Pay Range:Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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