NORTHERN VIRGINIA

4/2/18

4/2/19

Description

Mission Essential is seeking Korean Linguists with native/near native reading and writing skills to qualify for a variety of position types with the U.S. Government.  The position will include responsibilities such as reviewing open source material, including reporting and broadcasts for translation and transcription into English.  Use of cultural and linguistic expertise to highlight nuanced meaning and tone is a must.  In addition, translation and interpretation from the Korean into English and the reverse direction is required.  Position will be a primarily part time schedule ranging from 16 hours to a max of 30 hours per week (8 hour work days 2-4 days a week).

Minimum Requirements

Relevant Years of Experience:  3-5+ years of experience generally needed 
Education:  Bachelor’s Degree
Core Skills (must be able to demonstrate in a resume): Interpretation, Translation into English, Translation into Target Language, Transcription into English, and Transcription into Source Language
Ancillary Skills (must be able to demonstrate in a resume): Summarizing/Gisting, Blogging, Editing, Monitoring, Quality Control, Translation Related Services, Writing Reports, Terminology Management
Areas of Expertise (must be able to demonstrate in a resume): Counter-Proliferation, Counter-Terrorism, Cyber, Military, Narcotics
Clearance Needed to Submit Application: TS/SCI – Candidates with a strong background may be considered for a clearance submission
Language Skills:
Candidates will qualify at different levels:  Primary, Senior, and Expert based on the scores they receive during customer testing.   Individuals who have previously scored ILR 3 or higher for target language and English are ideal candidates. 
Excellent Target Language and English skills are an absolute must.
Successful candidates must be able to travel to Northern Virginia to take a Government Proctored Translation Language exam.

Desired Requirements

Must be a U.S. Citizen (cannot have Dual Citizenship)
Ability to work as a team
Ability to give/receive constructive feedback on translation reviews
Must be able to type no less than 45wpm in English and in the target language
Must be Proficient in Microsoft office suite
Must be able to qualify on weapons to meet WZ requirements if needed 
Medically fit to travel if needed for a TDY mission if needed 
Willingness to travel to meet changing mission needs - "anywhere, anytime"
Must have cultural knowledge and be knowledgeable in current events for their area of expertise
All candidates must pass and English test with a score of 80% or above, testing your understanding of Grammar and Reading Comprehension