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Job #: R-00024087
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Language
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The National Solutions Operation is currently soliciting experienced linguist team lead for a large language services contract supporting a DoD customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). The Team Leads will work in a dynamic team environment. The Team Leads will work with linguist screeners and QC linguists. 

Must currently possess TS/SCI. Candidate will be required to pass a polygraph and subject interview prior to starting on the project.

Required languages: Arabic

The primary responsibilities of the Triage Team Leads are:

  •  Monitoring linguist performance and productivity
  • Coordinating of assigned project tasks
  • Relaying management requirements to teams
  • Updating production schedules
  • Serve as principal representatives during non-core hours
  • Interact with customers and platforms
  • Respond to requirements and requests
  • Maintain situational awareness 
  • Provide a motivating environment
  • Maintain and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Indoctrinate incoming contractor personnel into NMEC 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • At least 8 years of professional experience to include:
  • Two (2) years of experience managing linguists
  • Six (6) years previous experience working as a linguist or having a military 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, with a preference given to a 3+. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective communicator in both written and verbal formats to a variety of audiences
  • Be comfortable briefing senior government personnel 
  • Be able to multi-task and respond/adapt to changing/evolving requirements 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX) processes, the TED/Harmony (formerly DHDS) system, and specialized Human Language Technology (HLT) tools (i.e. Trados, Language Weaver, or similar).

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Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI



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