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Wed Sep 05 2012
Jobs: Multiple Languages; Translation; Interpretation: Translator, Central Intelligence Agency
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Subject: Multiple Languages; Translation; Interpretation: Translator, 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: https://www.cia.gov/index.html
Job Rank: Translator
Specialty Areas: Translation; Interpretation
Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
NCS Language Officer
Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $51,630 - $94,837
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area
Performing a critical and dynamic function within the National Clandestine
Service (NCS), the Language Officer applies advanced foreign language
skills, experience, and expertise to provide high-quality translation,
interpretation, and language-related support for a variety of NCS clandestine
operations. In addition to expert language skills, Language Officers provide in-
depth cultural insight-an important dimension of the job. Language Officers
also work closely with officers in other NCS disciplines, particularly field
collectors, to support the overall mission of intelligence acquisition. As with
other NCS professions, foreign travel opportunities and certain specialized
training are also integral elements of the job. NCS is seeking candidates
fluent in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Pashto,
Persian/Farsi, Russian and Somali.
In addition to a salary range of $51,630 - $94,837, new employees who
already possess excellent language skills may be eligible for a significant
hiring bonus and language use payments. For more information on our
language incentive programs, please refer to Language Opportunities page.
Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree, native or near-native
fluency in a foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Pashto,
Persian/Farsi, Russian and Somali), and a strong interest in international
affairs. Candidates must possess sound English language writing and oral
skills and good interpersonal and communications skills. As with all NCS
professional specializations, the responsibilities of a Language Officer require
absolute personal and professional dedication to mission.
All applicants must successfully complete a language test, a thorough
medical and psychological evaluation, a polygraph interview and an extensive
background investigation. U.S. citizenship is a requirement.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally
not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal
drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical
and security processing.
Knowledge by non-Agency personnel of your association with the Central
Intelligence Agency or the Intelligence Community may limit your ability to
perform or preclude you from certain assignments. NCS applicants should
therefore endeavor to protect the fact that they have applied and/or are
thinking of applying to the NCS. We urge your discretion throughout the entire
hiring process to ensure maximum flexibility for your potential NCS career.
Further guidance will be provided as competitive applicants move through the
Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to
four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this
will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please
read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online
Please click the application URL below to apply.
An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.
Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2013 (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/clandestine/ncs-language-officer.html
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