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Senior Linguist Support Chinese 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. (MLS) is a comprehensive foreign language services firm that provides full-spectrum linguistic, analytical, and training support to U.S. Government and private sector customers. With services in over 100 languages and resources in more than 60 countries, MLS specializes in mobilizing the linguistic, technical, and management personnel needed to meet critical communications and operational objectives.

Since our founding in 2001, MLS has become the partner of choice for government and business leaders seeking high quality, innovative solutions. Our global network of linguistic and technical professionals bring extensive subject matter expertise in an array of fields such as military and security, science and technology, cyber, health, law, marketing and advertising, HR, education, manufacturing, and finance.

MLS services include:

• Placement of Professional Linguists, Analysts, and Instructors Across the US and Overseas
• Document Translation and Audio Transcription
• Onsite and Remote Interpretation
• Customized Foreign Language and Cultural Instruction
• Curriculum and Materials Development
• Website Localization
• Multilingual Software and Web-based Products
• Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing
• Voiceovers and Subtitling
• Language Needs Assessment and Cultural Consulting
Category Linguistics  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Bethesda, MD  
Open Date 12/19/2019  
Reports to  



Senior Linguists shall be prepared and qualified to provide translation and transcription services to include the translation of written, electronic and multi-media material. Materials include, but are not limited to: business, legal, medical, technical, documents, software, website localization for video subtitling and captioning. Services also include, but are not limited to, formatting, proofreading, editing, graphic design, and desktop publishing.

Linguists may be requested to perform interpretation services if qualified. Interpretation includes, but is not limited to, consecutive, escort, telephonic, and voiceovers. Interpreter forums may include meetings, conferences, seminars, briefings, training, military operations, law enforcement, intelligence, and operational support. Additionally, linguists may be asked to process workflow functions, such as performing Quality Assurance (QA), when not utilized for translation purposes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Linguist must:

Write and speak clearly and coherently in a Foreign Language and English;

Translate or interpret conversations;

Be familiar with the Translation Industry Standards for Quality Translations

Maintain the integrity and meaning of the material through translations;

Translate general and technical content to and from a Source Language and English;

Quickly scan and accurately translate a large amount of material;

Provide quality translations in the time allotted;

Be able to leverage resources to ensure appropriate and accurate translations in the domain

Read a variety of unfamiliar subjects, relate ideas and make inferences, and accurately interpret the intent of the writer;

Converse professionally in formal and informal situations, resolve problems, work with unfamiliar topics, provide explanations, offer supported opinions and hypothesize;

Familiarity with Computer Assisted Translation Tools, such as Translation Memory, Terminology Management Databases, and online dictionaries.

Senior Linguists assist in the quality control of linguist production services by:

Conducting periodic reviews and evaluations of translated documents;

Providing comments, corrections, and recommendations for translated material;

Delegating tasks according to a linguist's knowledge and abilities;

Clarifying expectations of responsibilities for supported linguists;

Communicating effectively and readily sharing expertise with others;

Developing appropriate training aids for continuous output improvement;

Identifying areas of weakness and providing solutions for development;

Identifying training opportunities and requirements;

Identifying needed resources to improve operational capabilities;

Acting as a representative at training opportunities, and Linguist/Translation Groups, thus playing an active role in sustaining transliteration standards of the client’s practices and operations.

Language Proficiency Requirements:

Each linguist under this contract must be proficient (as described below) in at least one of the following languages:


Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Linguists cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated Security Clearance.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing.
  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and using a computer and related devices.
  • Must have experience in word processing, typing, editing, and using office machines.
  • Must possess knowledge and familiarity with the translation industry standards for quality translations.
  • Must have the physical and mental capacity to function in a high operational tempo.
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