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Senior Chinese linguist

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Description:The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting experienced senior Chinese linguists for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). Linguists will be conducting media monitoring, analysis, and translation on content that may be technical in nature. They will perform a full range of activities in processing textual, video, audio, and social media material, including monitoring, selection, full translation, summarization, and analysis based on the monitoring and analysis of traditional media and social media information. Candidates MUST have an active Top Secret/SCI with polygraph to be considered.Languages of Interest: ChineseFirst and foremost, all applicants must have full professional fluency in American English, including a command of common idioms and expressions.The primary responsibilities of the linguists are:Monitor assigned Internet-based media sources and make selections based on customer criteriaProcess source vernacular into translations, summaries, roundups, and other defined productsAdhere to strict style and format editorial standardsRespond to requirements from customers by collecting data, analyzing results, and publishing detailed written reports.Nights and weekends may be required, as directed by the customerMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:US citizenBA degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degreeProfessional-Level proficiency in a foreign language (ILR 3+ or higher on a translation test)Subject matter expertise or education in politics, counter-proliferation, cyber threats, military, science and technology, counterterrorism, international relations, economics, or energy.Experience as a foreign media collector, translator, analyst, technical officer, or journalistExperience with open source research, including social media exploitationFocused knowledge of particular media environmentsAbility to capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in textAbility to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract conceptsMaster use of reference materials.Must possess ADVANCED computer skills; including MS Office and Internet Research skills, to be able to produce written translations and products and Internet skills that will allow advanced research on the WebAbility to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual teamSelf-starter with curious mindset and desire to solve problems and learn new skillsStrong organizational skills, time-management skills, attention to detail, and strong initiativePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools (e.g,. Trados, Worldserver, OmegaT, or other commercial tools), post-edited machine translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.Experience in translating or summarizing from live or recorded video or audioAbility to triage selections to isolate pertinent and nuanced infoSuccessful completion of English and foreign language translation testingEducational background or professional experience in one or more of the following fields: Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Counterintelligence, Counter-narcotics, or Counter-proliferation (or significant educational background in chemistry, biology or physics).Pay Range:Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00The 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, Reston , Senior Chinese linguist, Other , Reston, Virginia

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