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Chinese Linguist (2021-0103)

Acclaim Technical Services
Quantico, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Acclaim Technical Services, founded in 2000, is a leading language and intelligence services company supporting a wide range of U.S. Federal agencies. We are an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, which is uncommon within our business sector. We see this as a significant strength, and it shows: ATS is consistently ranked as a top workplace among DC area firms and continues to grow.

We are actively hiring a Chinese Linguist with TS clearance to join our Defense and Homeland Security Division working in Quantico, VA. The nature of the effort will involve a team of talented linguists who will provide linguistic support for interpretation, translation, media and document exploitation, and related intelligence operations program support. In this role, the Chinese Linguist will provide analytical support to the customer’s ongoing CI/OSINT operations.


  • Written translations of technical and non-technical material using correct syntax and expressions from the native language to English;

  • Written translations of the exploitation of materials derived from the collect ion of foreign language media sources;

  • Open source research/translations and analysis;

  • Advise Government lead(s) on cultural, social and ethnic significance of conversations, situations, documents, etc. in designated regions or geographic locations;

  • Use of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point) and related devices;

  • Input/maintain various associated databases;

  • Internal Quality Control checks of translated documents;

  • Gisting of documents, writing reports, and developing/conducting high level briefings


  • Active TS w/ SCI eligibility (SCI issued within past 60 months and no break for more than 24 months within this period) Preferred: TS/SCI w/ DIA Access

  • Candidates must have a high degree of skill in translating documents or performing verbal translations that meet either the American Translation Association (ATA) Standards, acceptable Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) scores (minimum level 3/3), or native proficiency as determined by an Interagency Language Roundtable Test (ILRT skill level of 4-5 in the target language in reading, writing, listening and speaking).

  • Must also have a very good command of the English language with an Advanced Working Proficiency (ILRT level 3) in English.

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree is preferred

  • A background in security, Intelligence, or Counterintelligence (CI) and OSINT operations, to include formalized intelligence training in collection, analysis, operations, etc.

  • Expertise in but not limited to: counterintelligence. counterterrorism, open source intelligence, intelligence analysis, intelligence science and technology, military weapons systems, and foreign military forces structure and order of battle.

  • Experience with the intelligence cycle, analytical tools, and/or specific technologies related to the language and/or intelligence fields.

  • An in-depth understanding and analytical grasp of the region, culture, sociopolitical dynamics, and Intelligence factors related to the linguistic area of focus

COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Requirements

To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, ATS may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test on a weekly basis. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action

ATS is committed to a program of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion/creed, hairstyles and hair textures, handicap/disability, genetic information/history, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by federal, state or local law. It is the policy of ATS not merely to refrain from employment discrimination as required by the various federal, state, and local enactments, but to take positive affirmative action to realize for women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans full equal employment opportunity. We support the employment and advancement in employment of individuals with disabilities and of protected veterans, and we treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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