SENIOR URDU LINGUIST
Responsibilities: Performs full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations requiring a general professional capability as follows:
Can accurately translate reports/texts in electronic and hardcopy formats that not only contain facts but also some abstract language showing an ability to capture intended implications and many nuances.
Can capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text. Word choice and expression adhere to target language (TL) norms and means of expression specific to subject field (s) and are strong enough to allow translator to operate successively in that field.
Able to interpret accurately. Normally consecutive interpretation is needed, but on occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested.
ii. Is fluent in one or more regional dialects.
i. Reviews audio or internet materials, transcribes with high degree of accuracy and expression.
ii. Must possess excellent English-language written communication skills for preparing reports.
- Linguist cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance.
2- Education Requirements: BA/BS, military training or 8-12 years of related work experience all preferred but not required.
3- Language Testing Requirements: All candidates will be required to take and pass an English assessment as well as a target language test administered by the program.
4- Desired Skills: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in target language and English. Linguists who are proficient in multiple languages are strongly desired. Must possess computer skills; including MS Office, to be able to produce written translations and products and sufficient internet skills that will allow basic internet research.
Position is located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (WMA).
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.