Bengali Linguist

Linguistics Job ID: 2016-11143


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Security clearance is not required to apply; however, applicant must be willing to undergo a background investigation and polygraph to establish the security access required for employment.
  • Candidate Must be a US citizen

Required Skills:

  • The qualified applicant shall be a native speaker of Bengali, raised to adulthood (generally regarded as 18 years of age) in a historically Bengali-speaking country or region The best qualified applicant will have a high level of expertise across a wide range of Arabic dialects.    
  • The applicant must be able to comprehend formal and informal uses of the native language with a full understanding of the cultural, social, and political implications of the language in use, based on an upbringing in a region where Bengali is a or the primary language
  • Prior translation experience preferred.
    • Basic computer and keyboarding skills required. Applicant should be prepared to provide date and place of birth, date of immigration to the U.S., date U.S. citizenship granted, and history of formal education and employment.
    • Applicant must demonstrate sufficient levels of Bengali and English language proficiency (generally equivalent to Skill Level of 3 on the ILR Scale) and translation skills by successful test performance, which may include translation of written and/or audio material into English language


    • Higher education in both Arabic and in English is strongly preferred.