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OCONUS Somali Linguist (CAT III) 

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 OCONUS  
Open Date 7/16/2020  
Reports to Mission Supervisor  


OCONUS Based Linguists shall have the ability to listen, read, write and speak in clear and concise grammar and pronunciation, and provide translation and interpretation services in the required target foreign language(s) and English at a minimum of 3 on the ILR scale in all test areas. Testing shall be by an external language testing agency (certified) approved by the Government to prevent erroneous or fraudulent test scores. Language proficiency shall be measured by examination procedures that meet ILR standards and taken within the immediate 12 months preceding starting work on this effort.



Position Requirements

In addition, each OCONUS Linguist shall have the capability to:
• Linguists shall have typing and PowerPoint skills.
• Linguists shall have the ability to provide idiomatic translations of nontechnical material using correct syntax and expression from the foreign language to English, and vice-versa.
• Linguists shall have the ability to conduct consecutive, accurate interpretation of ongoing conversations and/or activities.
• Linguists shall have the familiarity with and ability to conduct oneself per the local culture and customs.
• Linguists shall have the ability to deal inconspicuously with the local populace.
• Linguists shall be willing and able to live and work in harsh environments, to include living and working in temporary facilities as the mission dictates.
• Linguists shall have the ability to serve in a combat zone and previous SOF experience is desirable.
• Linguists shall have the ability to function effectively and efficiently during extended periods of high pressure and stress as required by SOF.
• Linguists shall have the ability to function as an integral member of a team of highly trained professionals responsible for the safety and security of U.S. Forces, U.S. and foreign dignitaries, and facilities/resources.

• Category I (CAT I). CAT I linguists are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident card holders (Green Card-GCH) with no security clearance.
• Category II (CAT II). CAT II linguists shall be U.S. Citizens and in possession of a SECRET security clearance. This requirement can be based on interim authorizations granted by the organizational authority. 2 or more years of experience is desired.
• Category III (CAT III). CAT III linguists shall be US citizens and possess a TOP SECRET security clearance with SCI eligibility access. A minimum of 2 years of experience is required.
• Special Skills. The Government may require a certain number of linguists to receive training in special skills. These may include, but are not limited to; parachuting, rappelling, fast roping, and other insertion/extraction techniques. If required, the Government will conduct any required special skill training.
• Category (CAT) I, II and III Linguists shall have the ability to operate a Government furnished light or medium mobility vehicle in support of operations. Individuals shall possess a valid State issued Driver's License. The Government will provide vehicle specific training on-site, as required.

Clearance Level Top Secret with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) and CI polygraph, or interim TS clearance with interim access to SCI  

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