Responsibilities: Performs full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations requiring a general professional capability as follows:
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 capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text. Word choice and expression 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 occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested.
ii. Is fluent in one or more regional dialects.
i. Reviews audio or internet materials, transcribes with high degree of accuracy and expression.
ii. Must possess excellent English-language written communication skills for preparing reports.
- Linguist cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance.
2- Education Requirements: BA/BS, military training or 8-12 years of related work experience all preferred but not required.
3- Language Testing Requirements: All candidates will be required to take and pass an English assessment as well as a target language test administered by the program.
4- Desired Skills: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in target language and English. Linguists who are proficient in multiple languages are strongly desired. Must possess computer skills; including MS Office, to be able to produce written translations and products and sufficient internet skills that will allow basic internet research.
Position is located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (WMA).