Mission Essential Personnel is Hiring a CAT III Pashto Linguist in Qatar

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    Zach Pappas
    Job Description

    Conduct accurate translations of audio language material and documents in hard copy and electronic formats in a manner that maintains the integrity of the material. Write clear and concise grammar and pronunciation in the specific foreign language as well as in English. Provide accurate and idiomatic translations of non-technical material using correct syntax and expression from and to the specific foreign language in English. Provide written translation of general and technical material into and from the specific foreign language in English. Quickly scan and process a large amount of material in the specific foreign language for critical and essential elements of information defined by the government. Provide input to government counterparts in the production of written reports developed from target material utilizing the specific foreign language, such as provide a gist, summary, transcript or written translation of the material.

    Minimum Qualifications

    (a) Minimum required: 3/3 or higher in Pashto language proficiency rating. Must possess a current FINAL SECRET security clearance. Must have the ability to obtain a TOP SECRET security clearance with access to Specialized Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). The ability to read and translate handwritten material.

    (b) Desired: Extensive subject matter expertise (SME) of the content being processed, i.e. some sort of military science background, training or experience is needed to transcribe military communications. A thorough knowledge of the cultural, geopolitical, and economic issues of the source country and region involved. Technical automated information system skills, such as word processing and data entry, to be used in conjunction with written translations, as well as the ability to use advanced language software programs.

    (c) Minimum required: Previous Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) experience, preferably with duty as a transcriber. An excellent command of Pashto, as well as excellent verbal and written American English language capabilities (grammar, vocabulary, idioms, spelling) because linguist work products are prepared in both languages.

    Must be: U.S. citizenship. TS/SCI clearance or clearable, plus a willingness to take and pass a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph.

    • Mission requires extensive time working on military aircraft. Must be able to pass a flight physical

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