Kurdish Bahdini / Kurmanji Linguist

Linguistics Columbia, Maryland Job ID: 2016-11396


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Must be a US citizen - 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.

Required Skills:

  • The qualified candidate should 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 Kurdish-speaking region where Kurmanji or Bahdini is a primary dialect
  • The qualified applicant shall be a native speaker of Kurdish Kurmanji or Bahdini, raised to adulthood (generally regarded as 18 years of age) in a Kurdish-speaking region.  
  • Applicant must demonstrate sufficient levels of Kurdish dialect and English language proficiency (generally equivalent to Skill Level of 3 on the ILR Scale) by successful test performance, which may include translation of written and/or audio material into English 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.


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

The employment policy of STG, Inc. is to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status and to ensure affirmative action is taken in fulfillment of this policy.