Senior Interpreter - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee



Job Summary

The Senior Interpreter performs translation services on the contract for managers, logisticians, trainers, and supply specialists.  The lead interpreter translates Russian documents to English for practical, present-day use on the program, and guides a team of interpreters to translate documents from English into local languages for future use.  This position is instrumental in the success of the overall program.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Translate aircraft and parts specifications from Russian to English.
  • Translate user guides and training manuals from Russian to English.
  • Compile a database of translated documents for use on the program
  • Post translations to an internet share center (Sharepoint).
  • Design and create a library and repository for the documents.
  • Lead the day to day activities of Interpreters of local languages.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Fluent in spoken and written language to include Russian, English, and Dari
  • Ability to converse between Dari and English speakers
  • Ability to execute at a fast pace to translate documents into English
  • Ability to use Internet and Microsoft Applications

Experience & Education

  • Five to eight years of work as a translator of documents into English from a variety of languages, Russian required, Dari preferred.
  • Masters of Science in Linguistics with a focus in Russian / Slavic-languages and Middle Eastern languages.  Doctorate preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to work, kneel, bend, and stoop, and have correctable vision.
  • Ability to cope with shared cafeteria, bath and sleeping quarters.
  • The working environment may be remote, confined and isolated, and travel in the local area may be very restricted.


  • Must be able to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere or inhospitable high stress environments, and work with minimal direct supervision.