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Tamasheq Translator

Company: Leidos
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting experienced Tamasheq Translators for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR).

  • Translators will review material and summarize appropriate portions, to include providing full-sentence quotes of salient points. Other activities may include building term-based glossaries. 

Primary Languages of Interest: Tamasheq

First 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:

  • Review customer-provided material and summarize appropriate portions, to include providing full-sentence quotes of salient points.

  • Other activities may include building term-based glossaries. 

Education & Experience:

  • Requires a BA degree and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.


Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Professional-Level proficiency in a foreign language (ILR 3 or higher)

  • Experience as a foreign media collector, translator, analyst, technical officer, or journalist

  • Focused knowledge of particular media environments Ability to capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text 

  • Experience in translating or summarizing from text

  • Ability to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts

  • Ability to triage selections 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 advanced research on the Web

  • Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team Self-starter with curious mindset and desire to solve problems and learn new skills Strong organizational skills, time-management skills, attention to detail, and strong initiative

  • Effective communicator in both written and verbal formats to a variety of audiences

  • Successful completion of English and foreign language translation testing 

  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills ?is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools, post-edited machine-translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.

  • Subject matter expertise or education in politics, culture, religion, international relations, economics, energy, counter-proliferation, cyber threats, counter-narcotics, military, science and technology, counterterrorism, or media of a particular country or region.

Security Clearance Requirements: 

  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance with poly.

Work Location Requirements:

  • This work is performed at Leidos facility, and then at a customer facility once the security clearance is approved.

Pay Range:


Keywords: Leidos, Chantilly , Tamasheq Translator, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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