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Job #: R-00022087
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking experienced and highly qualified Arabic linguists. The linguist will perform a full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations requiring a general professional capability as follows: 


Translation: 

  • Can accurately translate reports/texts in electronic and hardcopy 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.*External Referral Eligible*

Security Clearance Requirements: 

  • No clearance is required to apply to the job.
  • After passing the required tests, we will sponsor security clearance and upgrading existing clearances to meet the program requirements.
  • TS/SCI with polygraph is required.  Linguists cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance. 

Education Requirements: 
BA/BS and/or equivalent formal military training and 2-15+ years of related work experience. 

Language Testing Requirements: 
All candidates will be required to take and pass a language test administered by Leidos or an accepted commercial testing vendor. 

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. 
  • Guidelines on Residence/Travel: 


Travel OCONUS is a REQUIREMENT for some of the languages under this program unless otherwise specified. Candidate must be able to support the contract 24/7 when on travel. 

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Intelligence

Leidos

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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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