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Job #: TR-658621
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Language
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: No
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:

The National Solutions Operation is currently soliciting highly qualified linguists in various languages to support a DoD customer overseas. OCONUS QC linguist screeners will work in a deployed, dynamic team environment and are responsible for providing quality control and for creating summaries, gists, and full translations.

DESIRED PRIMARY LANGUAGES: Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Korean, Bengali, Chinese, Hausa, Indonesian, Kurdish, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tajik, Turkish, Uyghur (Uigur), Ukrainian, Uzbek, Albanian, Azeri, Chechen, Farsi, French, German, Malay, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkomen, Somali

Desired Secondary Languages: Baluchi, Divehi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Berber, Nuristan, Tamashek, Thai, Bulgarian, Creole, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, and Swedish.


Each OCONUS QC linguist will be assigned to specific team functions based on personnel capabilities, qualifications, and aptitude, the direction most conducive successful to operations, and in order to maximize efficiency and media throughput. They may be promoted to new roles after a sufficient period of orientation and familiarization with project activities. Linguists may also be given the opportunity to participate in directed training to increase their mission related knowledge, cultural awareness, and linguistic skills.

OCONUS QC Linguists will work in a dynamic team environment performing various functions including but not limited to:
• Review/exploit general and technical material source material in the target language to prepare accurate written gists, translations, and/or transcriptions in English
• Scan and process a large amount of material in a foreign language for critical or essential elements of information as defined by the customer
• Perform at a quality control level, as work may support sensitive missions and briefings for senior officials
• Provide input to other team members in the production of reports
• Review the work products of other linguists/screeners to ensure that they adhere to customer standards for quality
• Provide input into potential improvements to existing translation and screening process
• Ensure that linguist resources, term bases, and glossaries are updated to reflect customer standards
• Have basic familiarity and understanding of multiple types of digital storage mediums
• Leverage information system skills (i.e., word processing and data entry), use advance language software programs, and participate in forensic processing

This exciting position also has the potential to allow linguists to perform workflow tasks. They may also be asked to assist with DOMEX data acquisition, device downloads, triage, and/or posting of data to national databases.


• BA/BS and/or equivalent formal military training or 5+ years of related work experience

• Achieve a minimum score of an Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 3 in respective foreign language(s) and 3+ in English for Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing
• Demonstrated history of working on screening or translation projects and in maintaining the integrity and meaning of the translated material.
• Ability to write and speak in a clear, concise, and professional manner in the specified foreign language and English.
• Ability to review products for accuracy and correct grammar
• Ability to provide constructive feedback to peers
• Ability to quickly scan and process a large amount of material in a foreign language for critical and essential elements of information.
• Ability to conduct and prepare accurate gists, translations, and/or transcriptions of general and technical materials.
• Ability to write and speak in a clear, concise, and professional manner in the specified foreign language and English.
• Team player who is able to communicate effectively with colleagues, addresses tasks quickly and efficiently, and collaborates on group projects.
• Be proficient in standard MS Office programs, and able to learn customer or job-specific software programs and standard operating procedures.
• Willingness to work periodic shift work to meet mission demands.
• Sufficient technical aptitude to gain a working knowledge on job-required tools and processes (on-the-job and/or formal training will be provided).

CLEARANCE: Must currently possess a minimum Secret clearance in JPAS.

• Background or experience in the military, DLI, or intelligence community
• Top Secret clearance with current or recent SCI-level clearance a plus
• Proficiency in multiple foreign languages
• Background in DOMEX, translation services, intelligence analysis, and dissemination
• Advanced knowledge of TED or DHDS

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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