Mission Essential is seeking French Linguists with excellent English skills to qualify for a position with the U.S. Government. Positions may require a broader variety of language-related tasks, to include triage, gisting/summarizing, collection, blogging, monitoring, interpretation, translation and transcription of audio/video materials. The candidate should have cultural knowledge in order to properly render abstract language and idioms. Previous work experience with the USG and/or military as a linguist is helpful, but is not a requirement. For some positions applicants will need to be prepared to travel in the U.S. for assignment as needed.
Relevant Years of Experience: 5-10+ years of experience generally needed
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Core Skills (must be able to demonstrate all of the following): Interpretation, Transcription into English, Translation into English, and Translation into Target language.
Ancillary Skills (must be able to demonstrate all of the following in a resume): Collection, Monitoring, Summarizing/Gisting,
Areas of Expertise Desired (must be able to demonstrate some or all in a resume): Counterterrorism, Cyber and Sponsor Operations
Clearance Needed to submit application: TS/SCI with Polygraph
•Candidates will qualify at different levels: Senior or 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 understanding and the ability to translate to English is an absolute must.
•Successful candidates must be able to travel to Northern Virginia to take a Government Proctored Translation Language exam.
•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 grammar and comprehension as a preliminary test.
Mission Essential considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Mission Essential is an EEO/AA employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.