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Arabic Linguist-Office of Military Commissions (OMC)- Proposal

Arrow Security Training
Arlington, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

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

Summary of duties include:

CAT III linguists IAW the Technical Exhibit (Attachment 0001). CAT III linguists shall meet at a minimum the criteria of Interagency Linguist Roundtable level 3 in English. CAT III linguists shall be able to understand the essentials of all speech in a standard dialect and have broad enough vocabulary that he/she rarely has to ask for paraphrasing or explanation. 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, oral technical reports and public addresses on nontechnical subjects.

Job Requirements:

Transcription. The contractor shall provide written translations of audio/video-taped or real-time conversations: type (or if directed, write) verbatim, the words spoken on the source recording or during the conversation. Transcription work product must be in final form and be free of errors in spelling, grammar, and in normally accepted word choice and punctuation. Transcription assignments shall be performed in accordance with the requirements (e.g. electronic format specified, language(s) required, time frame for completed product, etc.) with the meaning and intent of the original source preserved. Services shall include transcription of aural sources in a SCRL by technically qualified and experienced translators at the level of competency required. Unless otherwise prohibited, transcribers shall (1) listen to or view the material and comprehend the SCRL language, (2) write comprehensibly in English and/or a SCRL language(s), and (3) choose the equivalent English expression that both fully conveys and best matches the meaning intended in the SCRL language.

Translation. The linguist shall provide written English translation from a variety of foreign language source exhibits, including, video and audio cassette recorded conversations, facsimile documents and written and typed materials, such as legal documents, diaries, computerized files, personal papers, maps, charts, ledgers and notes. Provide accurate and complete translations free of typographical errors and without the omission of word or words from the texts. Use accepted Standard English punctuation in all English translations. Type the translation from the original source in the format specified with the meaning and intent of the original text (Translation). Services shall include translation of documentation by technically qualified and experienced translators. Unless otherwise prescribed, translators shall (1) read and comprehend the SCRL language, (2) write comprehensibly in one of the source SCRL languages, and (3) choose the equivalent English language expression that both fully conveys and best matches the meaning intended in the source SCRL language (referred to as congruity judgment).

Interpretation. Linguists must be fluent in English and at least one of the SCRL languages. Linguists shall be prepared to provide interpreting services in consecutive interpretation and translations. Must be able to (1) comprehend both the SCRL and source languages as spoken or written, (2) speak both the SCRL required language(s) and English, (3) choose an expression in English that fully conveys and best matches the meaning of the source (SCRL) language, (4) have familiarity with the cultural context of both the SCRL language and English, (5) have knowledge of terminology in specialized fields, (6) observe office protocols applicable to different settings, and (7) master the modes applicable to these settings.

Native proficiency preferred, not required.

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Interagency Language Round Table (ILR) level 3 in both Target Language and English.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Able to understand the essentials of all speech in a standard dialect and to follow accurately the essentials of conversations between educated native speakers, understand radio broadcasts, news stories similar to wire service reports, oral reports, some oral technical reports and public addresses on non-technical subjects.
  • Able to produce idiomatic translations of non-technical material using correct syntax and expression from English to target language and vice versa.
  • Able to interpret/translate using colloquial and slang words and phrases.
  • Able to conduct consecutive and accurate translations, transcription, and interpretation of on-going conversations/activities and intelligence activities to/from target language.
  • Able to accurately perform document exploitation (scan, research, and analyze foreign language documents for intelligence information and identify/extract information components meeting military information requirement list criteria.

Security Requirements:

  • Must have at minimum an ACTIVE TOP SECRET security clearance with ability to obtain an SCI
  • U.S. Citizenship

* Due to Federal Contract Regulations, U.S. Citizenship is required for these positions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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