Chinese Linguist (Veteran) 

About the Organization MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. (MLS) is a woman-owned, 8(a) certified, small business that offers a comprehensive suite of foreign language services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients throughout the world. MLS delivers practical, cost-effective and real-world solutions to its clients' needs, always remaining flexible and responsive to the changing requirements of our customers. After years of steady growth and active involvement in training and supporting our Armed Forces and Intelligence Community, MLS is confident in our ability to solve mission-critical problems quickly and cost effectively.

Utilizing its global network of professional linguists, MLS can assist in meeting a variety of communications objectives through use of both new and traditional media. Our services include:

• Professional placement of linguistic personnel;
• Multilingual transcription and reporting;
• Customized foreign language and cultural instruction;
• Document translation in over 100 languages;
• Interpretation for business meetings, onsite consulting, legal proceedings and conference;
• Multilingual desktop publishing;
• Telephone interpretation;
• Multilingual voiceovers and subtitling;
• Development of software and Web-based training products in clients language of choice; and
• Web site localization.

To complement our linguistic resources, MLS provides audiovisual, graphic design, technical programming and desktop publishing services in manifold languages to create a wide array of materials using the most advanced production tools. Such end-to-end translation and design solutions are carefully customized to match all client specifications.  

Category Linguistics  

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Location Ft. Meade  

Number of Openings 2  

Open Date 3/7/2013  

Reports to Site Lead/Project Manager  

Description Summary
Cryptologic Linguists in the Veteran labor category shall perform voice tasks at final quality control level on transcripts and translations, ensuring that the final product is a faithful and accurate rendition of the original material and shall provide on-line assistance to other linguists.

Job Description:
• Transcribe spoken language into either target language or a machine-compatible transliteration system
• Translate spoken language or graphic materials into modern American English in either verbatim or gisted format
• Categorize, prioritize, and scan foreign materials and assign disposition codes in accordance with established guidance
• Draft of SIGINT report as requested
• Review and analyze foreign language materials in light of other source information
• Provide quality control of translated (verbatim and/or gisted) level 3 materials
• Share language expertise
• Participate in analyst-to-analyst exchanges, seminars, and conferences
• Travel in support of the above tasks when requested
• Other duties as assigned  

Position Requirements Required Education:
• Minimum HS/GED is required. Having an AA is preferred.

Required Skills and Experience:
Veteran Linguists are characterized as personnel who take maximum advantage of the research tools and resources available. They know how to perform their assigned tasks smoothly and efficiently. They shall be the focal points for coordinating the organization of resources and information in support of the mission and operational requirements. They shall serve as a final contractor authority on the summaries, translations, and transcripts produced. They shall act as coaches and mentors to those linguists having less experience, training, and project knowledge; shall provide them with timely and appropriate feedback, and identify the most feasible and suitable approaches for operational training.

• Minimum of 10 years total cryptologic and/or relevant experience and 10 years of experience with Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
• Minimum of a level L3 in Chinese-Mandarin in the required skill (translation from audio material) defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR)
• Sufficient English speaking skills to effectively produce well-written and accurate gists, summaries, translation, and reports in American English
• Native or near-native competency in the foreign language, excellent command of its grammar, construction, and syntax and cultural knowledge of the target language's environment
• Extensive experience in language, literature, linguistics, or related humanistic fields
• Basic data entry and word processing skills and the ability to use advanced language software programs
• Basic Internet research skills

US Citizenship required

TS/SCI clearance with current SSBI and CI Polygraph required  

This position is currently accepting applications.


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