CAT III Linguist – Arabic + Kurdish

Employer: Advantage SCi
Location: Oveseas
# of Openings: 4

Job Description: 
Advantage SCI, LLC is currently seeking CAT III linguist / translator candidates to be considered for employment. Please review the job description below.

Summary of duties include:
• Provide operational contract linguist support to U.S. Army operations in various locations worldwide
• Provide general linguistic support for military operations and interpret during interviews, meetings, and conferences
• Interpret and translate written and spoken communications
• Transcribe and analyze verbal communications
• Perform document exploitation; Scan, research and analyze foreign language documents for key information
• Translate and review foreign language documents; Identify and extract information components meeting military information requirement list criteria; Provide input to reports
• Linguists are required to work 12-hour shifts and in excess of 60-hour weeks in order to provide continuous contract linguist support that this 24 x 7 operation requires.
• Linguists must be available for worldwide deployment as the mission dictates

Minimum Requirements:
• Top Secret clearance required
• An excellent command of Arabic Levantine or Arabic Gulf Dialect and Kurdish, as well as strong verbal and written American English skills (grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and spelling). Linguist work products are prepared in English.
• CAT III linguists must have native proficiency in the target language SCRL (ILR level 4 to 5) and shall meet at a minimum the criteria of ILR level 3 for English.
• CAT III linguists shall be able to follow accurately the essentials of conversations between educated native speakers, reasonably make and answer telephone calls, understand radio broadcasts, news stories similar to wire service reports, oral reports, some oral technical reports and public addresses on non-technical subjects.
• Must possess a TOP SECRET Security Clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI), or, after prescribed counterintelligence screening, have been granted by the government at a minimum, an interim TS clearance with interim access to SCI.
• Willingness to work shifts and extended hours in support of 24 x 7 Operations
• Must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office suite
• All applicants will undergo background investigation, oral and written skills language examination, medical examination and counterintelligence screening as conditions of employment on this contract.

The Target Languages we are seeking are as follows:

• Arabic Levantine
• Arabic Gulf Dialect
• Kurdish

Working Conditions:
• Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time
• Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis
• Able to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally
• Able to walk long distances without assistance

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