Expert Linguist – Arabic / Reston, Va Mission Essential

Mission Essential seeks:

This position is contingent upon contract award
Mission Essential seeks Linguists to support our Global Mission Solutions unit supporting language programs within the Intelligence Community. The Mission Essential Linguists will:
• Accurately translate a wide variety of complex texts from the target language into English. These texts may contain difficult, idiomatic, scientific, and colloquial writing.
• Accurately capture cultural subtleties, nuance, and emphasis. A level of cultural mastery is required for the translator to capture socio-cultural essentials embedded in text to include political, religious, historic, and ethnic elements.
• Identify and flawlessly summarize all pertinent factual information and abstract concepts, recognizing the significance of complex expressions, such as colloquial text or technical terminology.
• Triage documentation to isolate the full-range of information that is of importance to the task at hand; master the use of, and assist in the development of, reference materials.
• Review audio/video material and write/transcribe information with a high-degree of accuracy and expression; have an excellent understanding of one or more regional dialects.
• Interpret virtually all levels of target language, including complex or highly idiomatic speech with a very high degree of accuracy.
Minimum Requirements
• Must have active Top Secret/SCI security clearance with polygraph – Full Scope has priority
• Must be a U.S. citizen
• Verifiable fluency (ILR 5/5 or better) in target language
• Operational overseas experience
• Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and flexible to changing requirements
• Excellent communication, organization, writing, and interpersonal skills
• Excellent command in terms of comprehension of one or more dialects and be able to successfully capture expressions specific to a culture, and all subtleties and nuances appropriately.
• 5+ years of interpretation or translation experience
• Demonstrated ability to write and speak in clear and concise manner with proper grammar and punctuation in specified language
• Written and oral fluency in English
• Ability to discern information of value for the mission and write an abstract in a succinct, understandable format in English
• Verifiable proficiency with computers, Microsoft Word, and the Internet
Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, political science, international affairs, history or a related field.
• Demonstrated operational experience in a HUMINT discipline
• Overseas experience with substantive knowledge of various intelligence/information gathering operations
• Experience working as a linguist
• In-depth knowledge of Middle Eastern or East African affairs, media, and cultural specific nuances
• Ability to use critical thinking/analytic skills to process large amounts of information, detecting important factors and elements
Domestic and international travel as required
Mission Essential considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Mission Essential is an EEO/AA employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Read our Privacy Policy

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