LINGUIST List 16.918

Fri Mar 25 2005

Jobs: Kati/General Linguistics: Manager, Calnet, Inc.

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        1.    Helena Robinette, Kati/General Linguistics: Manager, Calnet, Inc., VA, USA

Message 1: Kati/General Linguistics: Manager, Calnet, Inc., VA, USA

Date: 25-Mar-2005
From: Helena Robinette <>
Subject: Kati/General Linguistics: Manager, Calnet, Inc., VA, USA

University or Organization: Calnet, Inc.
Department: Operations
Job Rank: Manager
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Afghanistan Nuristani Linguist
Required Language: Kati (BSH)


Job: Nuristani Linguist
Location: Afghanistan

Provide operational contract linguist support to U.S. Army operations in
various locations worldwide. Provide general linguistic support for
military operations and interpret during interviews, meeting, and
conferences. Interpret and translate written and spoken communications.
Transcribe and analyze verbal communications. Perform document
exploitation. Scan, research, and analyze foreign language documents for
key information. Translate and gist foreign language documents. Identify
and extract information components meeting military information requirement
list criteria. Provide input to reports.

During surge operations, linguists may be required to work 12-hour shifts
and in excess of 60-hour weeks in order to provide continuous contract
linguist support that this 24 x 7 operation requires. Duty is in
Afghanistan. Linguists must be available for worldwide deployment and
capable to deploy as the mission dictates.

Background & Experience: (including education, skills, work activities)

a)Minimum required:
An excellent command of Nurstani as well as strong verbal and written
American English skills (grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and spelling) because
linguist work products are prepared in English. A 2+/2+ or higher Nurstani
listening/reading comprehension rating according to the ILR scale and as
measured by the DLPT or comparable language test vehicle. Must hold a
current U.S. passport. Must possess a final SECRET security clearance or be
immediately clearable to SECRET. Must be willing to travel/deploy/work in
various locations worldwide. Familiarity with and ability to conduct
oneself in accordance with the local culture and customs. Willingness to
work shifts and extended hours in support of 24 x 7 operations.

Native speaker language skills or a language proficiency rating of 3/3, as
measured by the DLPT. Skills in related languages. A thorough knowledge of
cultural, economic, geopolitical, and military issues of the region.
Previous operational experience, especially doing cryptologic transcription
and graphic linguist work, as a linguist in support of government
operations. An ability to operate standard and specialized office
automation equipment to process foreign language material.

Address for Applications:

Ms. Helena Robinette
12359 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Ms Helena Robinette
Phone: 703-547-6800
Fax: 70-547-6806

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