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Job Announcement: IBM

Various Langs, General Linguistics & Translation: Translator, IBM, Virginia, USA

Employer: IBM

Job Location: Virginia, USA
Rank: Translator
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Specialty: Arabic, Standard
Chinese, Mandarin
Persian, Iranian
Japanese Family
LL Issue: 21.3336
Date Submitted: 18-Aug-2010
Job Description: IBM is currently seeking experienced and highly effective linguists to use
their experience and skills to provide translation, transcription and
interpretation services to the US Government in a wide variety of
capacities and locations. These opportunities are for currently open
positions. Languages of immediate interest are: Kurdish, Arabic, Pashtu,
Mandarin Chinese, Dari, Persian Farsi, Korean, and Russian.

Position requires summarizing & gisting, writing reports and analyses,
training and instruction, content management and web/media analysis.
Compensation is very competitive depending on language, clearance and

Candidates with existing clearances are preferred but all qualified
linguists will be evaluated.

Minimum 3/3 in English and Target Language required. Candidates will be
required to undergo testing and may be up to a TS/SCI, Full Scope Polygraph.

Necessary skills include reading, writing and comprehending the target
language and English with native or near-native ability.

US Citizenship required. No exceptions. Applicants selected may be subject
to a government background investigation and must meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified information.

Please apply online at the application address listed below.
Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2010
Application URL: http://jobs-nisc.icims.com/jobs/intro
Contact Information:  Farley
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