LINGUIST List 21.3284

Sat Aug 14 2010

Jobs: Translation: NCS Language Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

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        1.    Allison Cross, Translation: NCS Language Officer, Central Intelligence Agency, District of Columbia, USA

Message 1: Translation: NCS Language Officer, Central Intelligence Agency, District of Columbia, USA
Date: 13-Aug-2010
From: Allison Cross <>
Subject: Translation: NCS Language Officer, Central Intelligence Agency, District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Central Intelligence Agency Department: National Clandestine Service Job Location: District of Columbia, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: NCS Language Officer

Specialty Areas: Translation

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Korean (kor)                             Farsi, Eastern (prs)                             Pashto, Central (pst)                             Russian (rus)

NCS Language OfficerWork Schedule: Full TimeSalary: $51,630 - $94,837Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

NCS is seeking candidates fluent in the following languages: Arabic, Dari,Korean, Pashto, Persian/Farsi and Russian. Performing a critical anddynamic function within the National Clandestine Service (NCS), theLanguage Officer applies advanced foreign language skills, experience, andexpertise to provide high-quality translation, interpretation, andlanguage-related support for a variety of NCS clandestine operations.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree, native or near-nativefluency in a foreign language (Arabic, Dari, Korean, Pashto, Persian/Farsiand Russian), and a strong interest in international affairs. Candidatesmust possess sound English language writing and oral skills and goodinterpersonal and communications skills.

All applicants must successfully complete a language test, a thoroughmedical and psychological evaluation, a polygraph interview and anextensive background investigation. U.S. citizenship is a requirement. Tobe considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally nothave used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegaldrug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during themedical and security processing.

Important Notice: Knowledge by non-Agency personnel of your associationwith the Central Intelligence Agency or the Intelligence Community maylimit your ability to perform or preclude you from certain assignments. NCSapplicants should therefore endeavor to protect the fact that they haveapplied and/or are thinking of applying to the NCS. We urge your discretionthroughout the entire hiring process to ensure maximum flexibility for yourpotential NCS career. Further guidance will be provided as competitiveapplicants move through the hiring steps.

To learn more and apply, please visit the application URL listed below.

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

Application Deadline: 16-Feb-2011 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Central Intelligence Agency

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