Urdu Linguist

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Description

About the Job:

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the full range of activities in processing material or participating in situations requiring advanced capability to perform translation, transcription and interpretation tasks in support of the customer.

Duties include reviewing open source and broadcast reporting for translation and transcription into English, interpreting from Urdu into English and the reverse, translating various documents from Urdu into English and the reverse, and responding to other assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Candidates must possess native or near native competency in Urdu.
  • Candidates must possess excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (ideally completed in native country).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Urdu translation.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office.
  • No relocation available. 

Upon successful verification of the above minimum qualifications and job description criteria, candidates will be processed for a TS/SCI and polygraph.  Acceptance for this opportunity is dependent upon meeting all qualification/selection criteria.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • Familiarity with web based social media and technology.
  • A background in media production or research in media trends and analysis.