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 in Arabic-Levantine Dialect and English and also write in clear and concise grammar and pronunciation in Modern Standard Arabic 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.
• US Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents with a minimum of 3 years residency in the United States
• Score a minimum ILR level 3 Arabic-Levantine Dialect in Speaking and Listening
• Score a minimum ILR level 3 Modern Standard Arabic in Writing and Reading
• 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 upgrade
• Hiring CAT I, II, and III – location is Syria