Mission Essential is accepting applications for linguist candidates interested in a proposal bid for future work who speak, read, and write Punjabi and English.  Candidates will provide foreign language interpretation and translation services to support classified Contingency Operations in support of the U.S. Military in various overseas locations supporting US CENTRAL COMMAND.   

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 of Punjabi 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.
Have the ability to deal inconspicuously with local populace if necessary.
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 in a combat zone if 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 Citizen
Score a minimum ILR level 3 Punjabi and 2+ English off the ILR grading scale in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking
Candidates who hold an ACTIVE security clearance are preferred but U.S. Citizens eligible to apply for a security clearance are also encouraged to apply.