DESIRED PRIMARY LANGUAGE: TurkishTranslation: Can accurately translate reports/texts in electronic and hard-copy formats that not only contain facts but also some abstract language showing an ability to capture intended implications and many nuances. Can generally capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text. Word choice and expression generally adhere to target language (TL) norms and means of expression specific to subject field (s) and are strong enough to allow translator to operate successively in that field. Interpretation: Able to interpret accurately. Normally consecutive interpretation is needed, but on rare occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects. Transcription: Reviews audio or internet materials, transcribes with high degree of accuracy and expression. Must possess excellent English-language written communication skills for preparing reports. Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects. Gisting/Summarizing: Is able to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts. Can triage documentation to isolate pertinent and nuanced info. Master use of reference materials. Must possess computer skills; including MS Office, to be able to produce written translations and products and sufficient internet skills that will allow basic research on the Web. Must possess excellent English-language verbal communication skills for giving briefings. Must be able to obtain TS/SCI w poly
TS/SCI with polygraph is required. Linguist cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance. Education Requirements: BA/BS and/or equivalent formal military training or 5+ years of related work experience. Language Testing Requirements: All candidates will be required to take and pass a language test administered by LEIDOS/ an accepted commercial testing vendors. Desired Skills: Experience deployed as a linguist supporting contingency operations, Knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community, military, cryptologic, law enforcement experience Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Target and English, Linguists who are proficient in multiple languages are strongly desired. Position is located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (WMA). External Referral Eligible
TS/SCI with polygraph is required/SCI with polygraph is required. Linguist cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance.
BA/BS and equivalent formal military training 8+ years of related work experience.
Language Testing Requirements:
All candidates will be required to take and pass a language test administered by LEIDOS/ an accepted commercial testing vendors.
The candidate will be required to translate and transcribe foreign-language text and audio into English. The candidate should also be able to type in one of the required languages, and in real-time, via social media, text message, email, and other fora, and therefore should be familiar with current Web- based communication technologies or have the ability to quickly learn and incorporate this expertise in their work.