Mar 22, 2022

Nepali Linguist (OCONUS - Afghanistan)

  • Mid Atlantic Professionals dba SSI
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
Full-Time Defense Government Training

Job Description


Mid Atlantic Professionals, Inc. (dba SSI) is an 8(m) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), providing cleared professionals and solutions since 2002 for the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DOS), Special Operations (SOF), Intelligence Community (IC), Law Enforcement, Healthcare Community, and other government agencies. As a prime contractor, we manage and staff large-scale and complex contracts in over 45 states, 5 continents, and 22 countries throughout 80 government installations. We have been awarded over 400 contract and task order award wins over the past 18 years and made the 2013-2017 Inc. 500/5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Core services we provide include, but are not limited to, Intelligence & Language, Security and Facilities, Training and Exercise Support, Program Management, Administrative and Professional, Healthcare Support, and Information Technology.

SSI recognizes that our employees are our most valuable assets, and we will recruit and search for the brightest and most talented individuals available. As with our customers, we are dedicated to providing our employees with a valuable and rewarding experience and continued growth. SSI is looking for motivated, skilled, and qualified personnel to join our family. We provide highly competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information at

This position will be stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • The linguist provides language-related services.
  • Interpret and translate verbal communications; provide translation services during interviews and meetings; and transcribe and analyze spoken communications.
  • Interpret and translate written communications; review and analyze foreign language documents for key information; and prepare documents in English and the target language(s).
  • Ensure communications and translations are conveyed and understood in the proper context.
  • Observe and analyze culture-specific non-verbal indicators and cues as they relate to written or spoken communications.
  • Provide administrative support related to specific areas of assignment.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • US citizen
  • Active Secret clearance or higher
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience as a linguist (written and spoken communications) is required
  • Excellent command of both the English and the target language(s). Demonstrated language proficiency for English and the target language(s) of at least S4 (speaking) and R4 (reading), as classified by the U.S. Department of State's School of Language Studies, or at the Superior level, as classified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Other equivalent commercial proficiency and testing standards will be accepted if approved by the COR.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups from various levels and backgrounds
  • Must be in good physical condition with no health deficiencies, either temporary or long-lasting, that would impair performance of duties
  • All linguists must be capable of performing the following duties, as may be assigned at any time:
    o Monitoring (listening to), translating and synopsizing content of real-time oral communications recordings

o Transcribing from storage media, but not limited to audiocassettes, videocassettes or digital media and typing in both the required target language(s) and English

o Preparing typed English translations from other source media

o Performing quality control reviews of completed work

o Validating the accuracy of completed translations and transcriptions

o Interpreting oral conversations, concurrently/simultaneously

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working overseas and in a high-threat environment
  • Experience with U.S. Department of State security operations
  • Knowledge of host country culture, traditions, and customs

SSI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that treats all employees and applicants equally without discrimination because of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate. SSI complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the EEO is the LAW poster. You can view SSI's EEO Policy. SSI does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees. We comply with all laws and regulations set forth in the Pay Transparency poster.

As a federal government contractor, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, SSI is required to develop annual Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). Any employees or applicants who wish to review the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities can contact us at (301) 540-8864. If you are a disabled individual or disabled Veteran and require a reasonable accommodation in applying for any posted position, please contact us at [email protected] or call (301) 540-8864.

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