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Chinese Linguist/Translator

Company: Leidos
Location: Vienna
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description Leidos is currently seeking experienced and highly qualified Chinese linguists. 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. Security Clearance Requirements:
          • No clearance is required to apply to the job.
          • After passing the required tests, we will sponsor security clearance and upgrading existing clearances to meet the program requirements.
          • TS/SCI with polygraph is required. Linguists cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance. Education Requirements:
            • BA/BS and/or equivalent formal military training or 8+ years of related work experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree Language Testing Requirements:
              • All candidates will be required to take and pass a language test administered by LEIDOS/ an accepted commercial testing vendors. Desired Skills:
                • Experience deployed as a linguist supporting contingency operations
                • Knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community, military, cryptologic, law enforcement experience
                • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Target and English
                • Linguists who are proficient in multiple languages are strongly desired. Pay Range: Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00 The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Keywords: Leidos, Washington DC , Chinese Linguist/Translator, Other , Vienna, DC

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