Multi-Language Linguist (655620)

  • 07/04/2018
Polygraph CI

Job Description

Location: QUANTICO VA US 22135 Description:

The Defense and Intelligence Group (GSG) at Leidos has multiple openings for linguists to support a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) contract for the Office of Counterintelligence. We are looking for linguists in the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Dari and Pashto, Romanian, Polish, Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic), Farsi, Russian, Hebrew, German, Korean, Turkish, and Japanese. Additional support may be needed in the following languages: Romanian, Amharic, Spanish, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Kurdish, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, French, Chinese (all dialects), Vietnamese, Portuguese, Italian, and Czech.

All candidates must possess a Top Secret security clearance and be SCI eligible. Must be willing to take and able to pass a CI scope polygraph. Work will be performed in a fast-paced, high-energy environment inside a government facility.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (list daily duties and/or specific job responsibilities)
We are seeking a skilled linguists who have excellent translation, research, and analytic skills. The linguist’ responsibilities include:
• Provide written translation of technical and non-technical data
• Write gists and summaries of materials
• Conduct open source research
• Write reports in English
• Respond to requests for information


The ideal candidate:
• Meet provide proof that they meet the minimum language proficiency requirements (within the past 12 months) as defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable scale:
o Target Language Requirements: 3/3 in reading and listening
o English Language Requirements: 3/3/3/3 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking
• skill level 3 or above) in the target language (reading and listening), as well as ILR level 3 or above in in all modalities (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) in English. Test scores must be current within the past 12 months.
• Must have experience in counterintelligence, open source intelligence, counterterrorism, and/or intelligence analysis.
• Must be capable of:
o Providing written translations of technical and non-technical material using correct syntax and expression from the native language to English.
o Conducting target language open source research and compiling research findings into comprehensive reports in support of specific intelligence requirements.
o Providing the cultural, social, and ethnic context of translations and be able to convey this information in a written format which may include gisting or screening of the total content.
o Working cooperatively as a team member
o Working independently with minimal or no oversight
• Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with personnel from diverse cultures. Proficiency with MS Office applications
• Possess a university degree from an accredited North American university (preferred but not required).
• Possess a Top Secret clearance with an active SCI and CI polygraph
• Be proficient with IC analytic tools, preferred

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions 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 pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.