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LINGUIST List 17.195

Sat Jan 21 2006

Jobs: Arabic & Interpretation/Translation: Translator,PA

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        1.     Recruiter, Arabic & Interpretation/Translation: Translator, Szanca Solutions, Inc., PA, USA

Message 1: Arabic & Interpretation/Translation: Translator, Szanca Solutions, Inc., PA, USA
Date: 19-Jan-2006
From: Recruiter <recruiters-2.us>
Subject: Arabic & Interpretation/Translation: Translator, Szanca Solutions, Inc., PA, USA

University or Organization: Szanca Solutions, Inc.
Job Rank: Translator
Specialty Areas: Translation; Interpretation
Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)


Position: Arabic Linguists to perform any of the following jobs:
- Conference Interpreter
- Simultaneous Interpreter
- Consecutive Interpreter
- Translator
- Monitor
- Transcriber

Job Description: These are prestigious positions at the U.S. Department of
State Embassy in Iraq. Work includes the interpretation or translation of
spoken or written materials from Arabic and/or Kurdish (source) to English
(target), as well as from English (source) to Arabic or Kurdish (target).
Will be providing interpretation and translation services during
interviews, meetings, and conferences. Specific job duties include
interpreting and translating written and spoken communications,
transcribing and analyzing communications, performing document
exploitation, and translating foreign language documents.

Clearance Requirements: An active Secret Clearance is preferred, but an
Interim Secret Clearance will be considered. Must have valid U.S. Passport.

Educational Requirements: Undergraduate Degree or Graduate Education:
Major Study - the appropriate foreign language from an English-speaking
college or university, English from a college or university in the other
country, or translating or interpreting where English and the foreign
language were prerequisites.
Specialized Experience: Experience in translating, interpreting, or other
work requiring the use of English and the other languages; or a combination
of work (that required English and the other language) and training at the
Defense Language Institute, Foreign Service Institute, or comparable training.

General: Individuals must have a command of written and spoken English
that is the equivalent to that of an educated speaker at the high school or
university level. Must understand and speak in Modern Standard Arabic
(MSA) and able to understand and communicate in a variety of Arabic
dialects, particularly the Iraqi dialect. Individuals must demonstrate a
command of the Arabic and/or Kurdish, and English languages equivalent to
the standard testing schedule at the S-4/R-4 levels of languages.
Individuals must pass Department of State language testing.

All linguists should be capable of statisfactorily performing various
linguistic functions and duties: monitoring, translating, transcribing,
interpreting, performing quality control, and performing validating
services. Linguists shall be responsible for monitoring varying numbers of
communications recordings during any given shift. Must be able to perform
multi-functional duties such as those listed above. Must be willing to
attend DoS sponsored training pertaining to the operation. Willingness to
work 8-10 hours per day with occasional 12 hour workdays. Workdays may be
non-regimented, meaning the 8, 10, or 12 hours may be in increments over a
24 hour period. Thus, must be willing to work in a 24/7 operation.
Familiarity with the culture, economics, social strata, military, and
current events of the Middle East a plus. Must be able to use equipment
for processing language materials (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

Compensation: Six-figure salary negotiable based upon expertise and
Szanca's review of resume. Benefits include substantial bonus upon
completing one-year commitment. Superior benefits package.

Start Date: Approximately April 1.

Address for Applications

Email: recruiters-2.us

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information

Email: recruiters-2.us
Website: http://www.s-2.us

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