Arabic Linguist

Arabic Linguist

Job Category: Interpreter / Linguist

Job Location: CONUS/OCONUS

Job State: Fairfax, VA

Job Description:

What You’ll Get to Do:

 This role will enable you to utilize both your linguistic and analytical skills for mission-driven roles. You will translate and/or transcribe intermediate to advanced-level printed materials, including but not limited to: technical manuals, foreign language periodicals, and audio files into correct grammatical American English. You will work either lead or be part of a team of linguists supporting CONUS and/or OCONUS operations.


More About the Role:

 The primary language needed is Arabic. You will provide both simultaneous and consecutive interpretation as well as transcribe and/or translate source material, both printed and audio. You will provide analysis and reporting of translated foreign language source material and provide quality control of junior linguists. You will be expected to prepare and update databases of translated source material, scan intercepted data and determine if pertinent or non-pertinent to mission requirements.


You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI Clearance required upon start, with the ability to maintain while employed
  • 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Testing at or above a 3+ on Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale
  • Must possess excellent English-language written and verbal communication skills for giving briefings and writing reports.
  • Can triage documentation to isolate pertinent and nuanced info.
  • Able to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts.
  • Able to 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.
  • Able to 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.
  • Able to interpret accurately. Normally consecutive interpretation is needed, but on rare occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested
  • 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.


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Able to carry 40lb pack for long distances
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous military experience
  • Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects.

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