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CAT II Pashto/Dari Linguist

Metlang is currently accepting applications from linguists fluent in Dari, Pashto and English. Linguists will provide foreign language interpretation and translation services while supporting classified and/or unclassified operations with US Military personnel in and around Afghanistan. Qualified candidates must be willing to travel to Afghanistan and must demonstrate proficiency in Dari, Pashto and English. As part of the vetting process, candidates will go through a background investigation, CI screening and medical evaluations. This includes 10 days of pre-processing in Virginia and 8+ days of final processing in Texas. Opportunities are available for applicants with or without previous military and linguist experience.

Qualifications:

  • CAT II – Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active Secret clearance

Requirements:

  • Support the assigned unit 7 days per week for 8 hours per day or more.
  • Read, write, and speak clearly while using concise grammar and pronunciation.
  • Have the ability to conduct consecutive, accurate translations and interpretations of on-going conversations and/or activities.
  • Have the familiarity and ability to conduct oneself in accordance with the local culture and customs.
  • Have the ability to deal inconspicuously with local population.
  • Be willing and able to live and work in harsh environments, to include living and working in temporary facilities and/or combat zone if necessary.
  • Have the ability to function efficiently and effectively during extended periods of high pressure and stress.
  • Provide general linguistic support for military operations and interpret during interviews, meetings, and conferences.
  • Interpret in meetings for Senior/Command level officials.
  • Interpret various forms of communications.
  • Translate, transcribe and analyze communications. 
  • Perform document exploitation.
  • Scan, research, and analyze foreign language documents for key information.
  • Translate and/or transcribe foreign language documents
  • Provide input on reports

Physical Demands: 
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Analytic Linguist job. They include the ability to talk, hear, see, sit for extended periods of time, use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate keys on a keyboard or telephone pad, stand, walk, run, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Analytic Linguist Position.


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