Spanish Linguist

Description

Job Description:

Leidos is currently soliciting experienced and highly qualified Spanish Linguists This position will require an active TS/SCI with Polygraph Security Clearance in order to be considered for this position. T he candidate must have strong verbal and written communications skills and be able to coordinate effectively with various offices and agencies in the US Intelligence Community. Individuals must have excellent operational judgment and be able to respond quickly to high priority data with minimal supervision.

The linguist will perform a full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations requiring a general professional capability as follows:

Translation:
  • Can accurately translate reports/texts in electronic and hard-copy formats that not only contain facts but also some abstract language showing an ability to capture intended implications and many nuances.
  • Can generally capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text. Word choice and expression generally adhere to target language (TL) norms and means of expression specific to subject field (s) and are strong enough to allow translator to operate successively in that field.


Interpretation:
  • Able to interpret accurately. Normally consecutive interpretation is needed, but on rare occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested
  • Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects.


Transcription:
  • Reviews audio or internet materials, transcribes with high degree of accuracy and expression.
  • Must possess excellent English-language written communication skills for preparing reports.
  • Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects.


Gisting/Summarizing:
  • Is able to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts.
  • Can triage documentation to isolate pertinent and nuanced info.
  • Master use of reference materials. Must possess computer skills; including MS Office, to be able to produce written translations and products and sufficient internet skills that will allow basic research on the Web.
  • Must possess excellent English-language verbal communication skills for giving briefings.


Qualifications
  • ACTIVE TS/SCI w/ Polygraph.
  • All candidates will be required to take and pass a language test administered by LEIDOS/ an accepted commercial testing vendors.
  • Candidates must be familiar with cable and IC report writing styles and specific USG classified databases.
  • Strong briefing and writing skills are a must as well as the ability to work well with teams or individually with minimal supervision.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of domestic and foreign travel requirements and familiar customer travel policies and procedures.
  • Candidates should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and operate in a fast paced, demanding environment.
  • Good communication and customer service skills are needed along with ability to successfully process high volume travel requirements.
  • Linguists who are proficient in multiple languages are strongly desired.


Education Requirements:
  • R equires a BA degree in English or journalism, or equivalent experience and training, and 8+ years of prior relevant experience in editing or writing within the Intelligence Community. Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.


Guidelines on Residence/Travel:
  • Travel OCONUS is a REQUIREMENT for some of the languages under this program unless otherwise specified. Candidate must be able to support the contract 24/7 when on travel.


External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:

5000

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Language

Pay Range: