Arabic Iraqi + Kurdish Sorani – Iraq





Mission Essential is accepting applications for linguist candidates interested in a Proposal bid for future work who can speak, read, and write in Arabic-Iraqi Dialect, Kurdish Sorani and English who can provide foreign language support in support of the U.S. Military in various overseas locations supporting CENTCOM AOR.    

Minimum Requirements

Specifically, the linguist will:
Support their assigned unit up to 7 days per week for a minimum of 8 hours per day which can be extended to 12 hours or longer depending on mission requirements.
Speak, Read, and Write in clear and concise grammar and pronunciation the required languages, Arabic-Iraqi Dialect, Kurdish Sorani and English. 
Have the ability to conduct consecutive, accurate translation and interpretation of on-going conversations and/or activities.
Have the familiarity with and ability to conduct oneself in accordance with the local culture and customs.
Be willing and able to live and work in harsh environments, to include living and working in temporary facilities as mission dictates.
Have the ability to serve customer operations as necessary.
Have the ability to function effectively and efficiently during extended periods of high pressure and stress.
Have the ability to 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.

Desired Requirements

US Citizens and US Permanent Residents with a Minimum 3 years residency in the United States
Score a minimum ILR level 3 in Arabic-Iraqi Dialect - Speaking and Listening 
Score a minimum ILR level 3 in Modern Standard Arabic – Reading and Writing
Score a minimum IRL level 3 in Kurdish Sorani– Speaking and Listening
Score a minimum ILR level 3 in Kurdish  - Writing and Speaking
Score a minimum ILR level 2+ in English Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening 
Candidates who hold an ACTIVE security clearance are preferred, will review candidates eligible to be processed for a security clearance.
Will be hiring for CAT I Only in Iraq