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Job #: R-00031074
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Language
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting experienced Arabic linguists with TS/SCI with polygraph level clearances for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). Linguists will be conducting media monitoring, analysis, and translation on content that may be technical in nature. They will perform a full range of activities in processing textual, video, audio, and social media material, including monitoring, selection, full translation, summarization, and analysis based on the monitoring and analysis of traditional media and social media information.

The majority of the work will take place Monday through Friday; however, nights and weekends may be required.

First and foremost, all applicants must have full professional fluency in American English, including a command of common idioms and expressions.

All candidates must have an ACTIVE Top-Secret clearance with polygraph.

The primary responsibilities of the linguists are:

  • Monitor assigned Internet-based media sources and make selections based on customer criteria
  • Process source vernacular into translations, summaries, roundups, and other defined products
  • Adhere to strict style and format editorial standards
  • Respond to requirements from customers by collecting data, analyzing results, and publishing detailed written reports.
  • Nights and weekends may be required, as directed by the customer

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • US citizen
  • Active Top-Secret clearance with polygraph.
  • Professional-Level proficiency in a foreign language (ILR 3 or higher on a translation test)
  • Experience as a foreign media collector, translator, analyst, technical officer, or journalist
  • Experience with open source research, including social media exploitation
  • Focused knowledge of particular media environments
  • Ability to capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text
  • Ability to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts
  • Master use of reference materials.
  • Must possess ADVANCED computer skills; including MS Office and Internet Research skills, to be able to produce written translations and products and 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
  • Knowledge of Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools (e.g,. Trados, Worldserver, OmegaT, or other commercial tools), post-edited machine translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least three years of experience as a foreign media collector, translator, analyst, technical officer, or journalist
  • Experience in translating or summarizing from live or recorded video or audio
  • Ability to triage selections to isolate pertinent and nuanced info
  • Successful completion of English and foreign language translation testing
  • Educational background or professional experience in one or more of the following fields: Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Counterintelligence, Counternarcotics, or Counterproliferation (or significant educational background in chemistry, biology or physics).

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Language

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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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