French Toponymist / Geospatial Linguist 

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 St. Louis  

Number of Openings 1  

Open Date 9/30/2013  

Reports to EPASS Program Manager  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Analyze and combine information associated with feature data while working closely with customer geographic names experts.
  • Follow customer guidance and policies to respond to questions concerning the proper and correct usage of names, various Romanization systems, and the treatment of descriptive information on customer products.
  • Prepare files and maps for work, accurately entering data to maintain and update the associated records.
  • Scan geo-reference, research, and order map sources and commercial imagery that will be used as reference sources as well as verify the proper spelling of names and other metadata.
  • Interpret and apply policies governing the treatment of names as well as general guidelines emanating from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (U.S. BGN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other related organizations.

Position Requirements

Required Education:

  • HS/GED is required. Having an AA is preferred.

Required Experience:     

  • 1-3 years of experience working with ArcGIS
  • Interagency Language Round Table (ILR) level 2 in the target language and an advanced working proficiency in English (ILR level 2+ based on the DLPT 4)
  • Experience using ArcGIS or GeoMedia Pro software
  • Experience using common office business software (e.g., Microsoft Office and Internet browsers).
  • Knowledge of research and information gathering tools
  • Knowledge of regularly used NGA GEOINT Sources
  • Experience with native maps, secondary source maps, historic maps used for extraction and comparison, mapping imagery for stereo and mono extraction at various resolutions
  • Experience creating shapefiles, geo-databases, and features including data retrieval/storage. 
  • Knowledge of standard NGA products is also necessary to accomplish these services.

Citizenship:                          US Citizenship required

Clearance:                           TS/SCI (CI poly preferred)


This position is currently accepting applications.


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