Linguist

Location: Western Asia, Middle East
Date Posted: 12-15-2017
Linguists wanted!
Linguist support services are required to transcribe, translate, and interpret information gathered from a variety of sources in order meet ongoing, new and/or changing mission or operational requirements.

Linguists will support U.S. CENTCOM, whose mission is to promote cooperation among nations, respond to crises, deter or defeat state and non-state aggression, support development and, when necessary, reconstruction in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. CENTCOM’s AOR covers 20 countries -- Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.

Support personnel may be required to live and work in harsh and hostile environments (to include combat operations), and may be required to remain in the area of military operations for the duration of that mission. 

Linguists employed on this task order shall be physically and mentally prepared to endure extended periods outdoors in all weather conditions while accompanying U.S. Forces on various
missions in full protective gear (body armor and helmet).  Travel may include transport via small aircraft, rotary craft, ground vehicles (MRAP, HUMVEE, commercial vehicle, etc.), or water craft in a wide variety of environments including high winds, rough terrain, and high altitude.
 
Qualifications:
CAT I, CAT II, and CAT III level linguists desired.
 
Required Languages:
Arabic-Iraqi (DG)
Kurdish (KU)
Arabic-Modern Standard (AD)
Arabic-Eastern (Levatine Dialect) (QE)
Others, including Malayalam (MN), Pashtu (PU), Urdu (UR), Hindi (HJ), Kurdish-Kurmanji (XK), Persian Farsi (PF)
Linguists with capabilities in multiple languages highly desired - examples:
Arabic Iraqi / Kurdish (DG/KU)
Arabic - Eastern (Levantine Dialect) / Kurdish-Kurmanji (QE/XK)
 
Place of performance:
While the primary places of performance are in Bagdad, Iraq and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, candidates must be aware that performance may be required at austere locations outside of these primary areas.
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