- Military veterans preferred
DynCorp Recruiting (www.dyn-intl.com)
The Interpreter converts spoken and written statements from one language to another in various settings.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
- Provide linguistic support to the US Department of State in assigned area of responsibility and interpret during interviews, meetings, and conferences.
- Facilitate effective communications between speakers of different languages.
- Interpret and translate written and spoken communications from Dari and Pashto to English and from English to Dari and Pashto.
- Research and analyze foreign language documents for key information.
- Transcribe and analyze verbal communications.
- Identify and extract information components that meet US Department of State requirement list criteria; provide input to reports.
- May get assigned different locations to help develop skills and abilities of local nationals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
- Excellent command of assigned language(s).
- Must have the ability to read, write and communicate and translate effectively in English, Dari and Pasto at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Language Proficient Rating of S4 and R3.
- Strong verbal and written American English skills (grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and spelling) because linguist work products are prepared in English.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.
- Ability to translate both general and highly technical materials.
- Thorough knowledge of cultural, economic, geopolitical, and military issues of Middle East and Arab speaking countries within that region.
- Ability to operate standard and specialized office automation equipment to process foreign language material.
Experience & Education
- Bachelor’s degree in Languages or equivalent experience preferred.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience translating assigned languages in a government environment.
- Requires Top Secret clearance.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Recurring physical exertion such as extensive walking, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and similar activities.
- Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable.
- Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.
- Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.
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