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Job #: R-00020184
Location: Burke, VA
Category: Language
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Description

Job Description:

The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting experienced Korean Language Data Conditioning specialists for a language services contract providing foreign media monitoring support to an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). Data Conditioning Specialists will monitor, collect, and condition foreign media information to address requirements. Conditioning entails structuring, categorizing (coding/tagging) and commenting on foreign media (sources include: social media, radio, TV, newspapers, blogs, websites, and other online sites). Personnel may also review English –language sources to determine suitability for reporting and dissemination. 

Data Conditioning personnel are required to have strong English and foreign language skills (i.e., Korean).

Data Conditioning personnel are not required to formally translate material into English. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor assigned Internet-based media sources and make selections based on customer criteria
  • 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, and various Internet sites
  • Review English
  • Import data into customer repositories
  • Respond to requirements from customers by collecting data, analyzing results, and publishing detailed written reports in English
  • Prioritize information for reporting based on customer requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • US citizen
  • Requires a BA degree and 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Professional-Level proficiency in a foreign language (ILR 3 or higher) in Korean
  • Have at least one year of 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 computer skills, including MS Office, to be able to produce written translations and products and sufficient 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 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience with Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools, post-edited machine translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.
  • 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 of a particular country or region

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Language

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