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CAT II Pashtu/Dari Linguist - 783

Katmai Government Services Washington ,DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: WORK SCHEDULE OCONUS hours of operation shall generally average 12 to 15 hour per day, 7 days per week, but may exceed these hours due to mission requirements. During off hours, OCONUS linguists shall remain available for emergency situations. SUMMARY To provide foreign language interpretation, transcription, reporting, and translation services to support classified Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) worldwide. Provide on-site Linguists to support USSOCOM and its JSOTF during military operations at various locations worldwide. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESShall provide comprehensive linguist services in the designated target languages in support of SOF operational requirements worldwide and per DoD regulations and DoD certification levels.Provide translation services for documents, in verbal and/or written format, from target languages into English and from English into Pashtu/Dari.Provide linguist support to operations in other areas/countries and exercises/rehearsal events conducted prior to the start of, during, and after military operations.Provide linguist support to mission planning objectives and other directed tasks while employing signature reduction tactics, techniques, and procedures.Provide on-site linguist support to the JSOTF elements during operations in various locations worldwide.Provide spoken, written, and conversational language translation and interpretation support.Provide idiomatic translations of nontechnical material using correct syntax and expression from the foreign language to English, and vice-versa.Conduct consecutive, accurate interpretation of on-going conversations and/or activities.Willing and able to live and work in harsh environments, to include living and working in temporary facilities as mission dictates.Comply with current Combatant Command and applicable Task Force Personal Appearance Policies.Deployed Contractor personnel shall retain their Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) Letter of Authorization (LOA) on their person unless otherwise directed by the Government.Shall comply with DoDI 3020.41 regarding the accountability and return of issued PPE to the CRC or CRC approved equivalent upon completion of each deployment. Must provide proof/certification indicating a CRC approved equivalent.Shall follow Combatant Command, JSOTF and JCC-I/A Weapons policy when performing in target country.Shall report any Questionable Intelligence Activities and Significant or Highly Sensitive Matters.Have the ability to frequently travel worldwide with minimal oversight and guidance to third country sensitive meetings.Have the ability to travel in support of signature reduction activities.Have the ability to coordinate travel and work with sensitive operational elements in support of operational meetings.Have advanced technical/computer capability in support of Unit specific special programs and systems.Have the ability to provide idiomatic translations of technical material using correct syntax and expression from English to the foreign language, and vice-versa.Have the ability to write operational reports and other specialized documents in conjunction with operational element.Have the ability to work cross cultural, religious and ethnic divides. OCONUS TOUR OF DUTY Personnel shall be deployed for a minimum of 180 calendar days. CONUS TOUR OF DUTY Short-term deployments outside the continental United States (OCONUS). May require deployment for up to 120 days per year to aforward JSOTF element. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSListen, read, write and speak in clear and concise grammar and pronunciation, and provide translation and interpretation services in Pashtu/Dari and English at a minimum of 3 on the ILR scale in all test areas. Testing shall be by an external language testing agency (certified) approved by the Government to prevent erroneous or fraudulent test scores. Language proficiency shall be measured by examination procedures that meet ILR standards and taken within the immediate 12 months preceding starting work on this effort.Have the familiarity with and ability to conduct oneself per the local culture and customs.Ability to serve in a combat zone.Possess a valid State issued Driver’s License.U.S. CitizenMust obtain and maintain a valid secret security clearance.Passed a National Agency Name check within one year prior to employment. SPECIAL SKILLSTyping and PowerPoint skills.Ability to deal inconspicuously with local populace.Previous SOF experience is desirable.Ability to function effectively and efficiently during extended periods of high pressure and stress as required by SOF.Function as an integral member of a team of highly trained professionals responsible for the safety and security of U.S. forces, U.S. and foreign dignitaries, and facilities/resources.Ability to operate a Government furnished light or medium mobility vehicle in support of operations.Two or more years of experience is desired. REQUIRED TRAININGComply with current Combatant Command and applicable Task Force pre-deployment training policies, regulations, and Fragmentary Orders (FRAGOs) (e.g. USCENTCOM Individual Protection and Individual-Unit Deployment Policy).Personnel returning to CONUS for more than 15 days shall comply with current Combatant Command and applicable Task Force pre-deployment training policies, regulations, and FRAGOs prior to redeploying OCONUS.The Government may require a certain number of linguists to receive training in special skills. These may include, but are not limited to; parachuting, rappelling, fast roping, and other insertion/extraction techniques. If required, the Government will conduct any required special skill training. MEDICALShall comply with Combatant Commander's directives, regulations and policies and JSOTF policies and procedures regarding medical requirements.Pre-Deployment Medical Examination: Linguists assigned to performing OCONUS work shall be subject to a pre-deployment medical and/or physical examination.Immunization Requirement: Received requisite vaccinations and immunizations for the geographical working area prior to deployment. At a minimum, the required immunizations specified by the U.S. Department of State shall be administered. PRE-DEPLOYMENT The following documents, or certified legible copies, prior to the assignment:DD Form 93, Emergency DataPassportDriver’s licenseCommercial criminal background checkCredit reportMedical/Dental examinationPhysical fitness statementImmunization RecordElectronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) printoutSF86/85Language test scores (Pashtu/Dari and English) SCREENINGThe Government may perform an independent security determination of potential personnel both before and during employment. The Pre-deployment documentation must be provided prior to screening.Shall be subject to the JSOTF Force Protection (FP), Counter-Intelligence (CI), capabilities and suitability screening.The Government may consider persons for a counterintelligence scope polygraph. Polygraph examinations will be conducted per DoD Directive 5210.48R. Contractor personnel performing work under this contract give their implicit and explicit consent to a counter intelligence scope polygraph examination.Additional vetting, screening and security may be required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must be willing to have a pre-deployment medical and/or physical examination. This work requires personnel to be in good health without medical conditions that would require frequent monitoring/contact with medical personnel. Must be able to:Lift and/or carry at least 30 pounds with minimal effortWalk distances up to 5 miles in rough terrain On rare instances, the Government may issue the Contractor a firearm for self-protection. If issued, firearm familiarization will be conducted by the Government. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. WORK ENVIRONMENT Willing to live and work in an area designated by the Government as a hardship and imminent danger zone and/or hostile fire zone. This designation means the Contractor may be subject to harsh or hostile conditions. Company Description: The Katmai Family of Companies is a dynamic organization that offers a range of career opportunities for prospective employees. We provide services to the Federal Government in the areas of simulation and training, facilities maintenance, electronic manufacturing, software engineering, live training, net-centric systems, and construction. Our corporate offices also provide employment opportunities in accounting, contracts, IT, and HR. We understand that our strength as a professional services organization lies in our talented workforce, and we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining outstanding employees from our exceptional staff of highly skilled technical workers to our team of committed and knowledgeable support personnel. Katmai is committed to providing the highest level of customer support and satisfaction possible. If you share our commitment, we encourage you to apply. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website, https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/ We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/#equal_opportunity Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance wit

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The Katmai Family of Companies is a dynamic organization that offers a range of career opportunities for prospective employees. We provide services to the Federal Government in the areas of simulation and training, facilities maintenance, electronic manufacturing, software engineering, live training, net-centric systems, and construction. Our corporate offices also provide employment opportunities in accounting, contracts, IT, and HR. We understand that our strength as a professional services organization lies in our talented workforce, and we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining outstanding employees from our exceptional staff of highly skilled technical workers to our team of committed and knowledgeable support personnel. Katmai is committed to providing the highest level of customer support and satisfaction possible. If you share our commitment, we encourage you to apply. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website, https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/ We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/#equal_opportunity Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i).

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