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Szanca Solutions, inc.
Bedford, PA, United States

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Arabic-Iraqi Linguist Tacoma, WA, USA - Position identifier: 0220070517


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Job Category:

Defense, Government, Other



Employment Type:

Full Time




Editorial Writing: Translation-Interpretation

Job Description:

Arabic-Iraqi Linguist

Location: Tacoma, WA, USA

Position type: Full time
Position identifier: 0220070517
Date posted: May 18, 2017
Minimum clearance: TS/SCI with poly

Employment Type: Full-Time

Shift: Must be available to work shifts, irregular hours, extended hours, on-call, weekends and more than forty hours per week as dictated by world events. Linguists will be supporting 24/7 missions. 

Travel: May require travel on an as needed basis to CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

Description: CATIII Linguists shall provide interpretation and translation services as required by the supported forces. Linguists will be required to transcribe/translate source material (printed and audio); provide analysis and reporting of translated foreign language source material.  Perform document exploitation, scan, research and analyze foreign language documents and intercepted data for key information.  Must be able to supplement interpretations and translations with information pertinent and specific to professional fields; such as medicine, scientific, engineering, legal, etc. and identify and extract information components meeting military information requirement list criteria as well as provide input to reports.  Provide any and all cultural and ethnic context of translations, interpretations and transcriptions with an expert linguist’s opinion given to the supported organization or agency as to the most like meaning and or intent of terms, phrases or statements that may have multiple valid interpretations  Provide foreign language support services, including transcription and translation and or interpretation (comprising idiomatic translations of non-technical material using correct syntax and expression from English to the SCRL language(s) or vice versa) services in support of military interrogations, intelligence collection and other operational mission.   

Job Requirements:

Qualifications: Must be a US Citizen, Native proficiency preferred but not required. Must have at least 2 years’ experience of interpretation/translation.  Computer skills of Microsoft Office Suite are required. Interagency Language Round Table (ILR) level 3 in both Target Language and English.  Able to under the essential of all speech in a standard dialect and to follow accurately the essentials of conversations between educated native speakers, understand radio broadcasts, news stories similar to wire service reports, oral reports, some oral technical reports and public addresses on non-technical subjects.  Able to interpret/translate using colloquial and slang words and phrases.  Able to produce idiomatic translations of non-technical material using correct syntax and expression from English to target language and vice versa. Able to accurately provide the cultural and ethnic context of translations and interpretations and provide advice on the cultural and ethnic significance of statements, conversations, situations, documents, etc.  Able to accurately perform document exploitation (scan, research and analyze foreign language documents for intelligence information and identify/extract information components meeting military information requirement list criteria.  Able to conduct consecutive and accurate translations, transcription and interpretations of on-going conversations and activities and intelligence activities to and from target language.


Szanca Overview: Szanca Solutions, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Bedford, PA focused on providing quality services and solutions to the Federal Government, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community.

Szanca is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

To apply for this position, please send your resume in an MS Word document to [email protected] and include the Position Identifier in the SUBJECT line.


Security Clearance:

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