Jan 29, 2019

Linguist (Arabic/Kurdish/English) Erbil, Iraq OCONUS

  • SSI Group
  • Erbil, Iraq
Full-Time Defense Government Other

Job Description

SSI is an 8(m) economically disadvantaged woman owned small business (EDWOSB), providing cleared professionals and solutions for the Department of Defense, Department of State, Special Operations, and Intelligence Community. SSI provides instructors, cultural advisors, linguists, interpreters, translators, subject matter experts, advisors, mentors, role players, training support specialists, training delivery officers, intelligence analysts, counterintelligence (CI) specialists, technical support, field technicians, security professionals, logistics specialists, operations coordinators, budget specialists, administrative support specialists, emergency medical technicians (EMT), exercise controllers (EXCON), mission managers, project managers, program managers for a wide variety of mission critical requirements.


This position will be stationed in Erbil, Iraq and contingent upon contract award.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

1)      Interpret and translate verbal communications; provide translation services during interviews and meetings; and transcribe and analyze spoken communications

2)      Interpret and translate written communications; review and analyze foreign language documents for key information; and prepare documents in English and Arabic and/or Kurdish languages

3)      Ensure communications and translations are conveyed and understood in the proper context

4)      Observe and analyze culture-specific, non-verbal indicators and cues as they relate to written or spoken communications

5)      Provide administrative support related to specific areas of assignment


1)      U.S. Citizen

2)      Active Secret clearance

3)      Minimum of three (3) years of experience as Arabic/Kurdish Linguist (written and spoken communications) required

4)      Excellent command of both the English, Arabic and Kurdish (Sorani Dialect) languages; demonstrated language proficiency for English, Arabic and Kurdish (Sorani Dialect) of at least S4 (speaking) and R4 (reading), as classified by the U.S. Department of State's School of Language Studies, or at the Superior level, as classified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

5)      Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups from various levels and backgrounds

6)      Must be in good physical condition with no health deficiencies, either temporary or long-lasting, that would impair performance of duties; must meet the current U.S. government physical and medical standards required for deploying contractors to hazardous areas

7)      Must be capable of performing the following duties, as may be assigned at any time:

  1. Monitoring (listening to), translating, and synopsizing content of real-time oral communications recordings
  2. Transcribing from storage media, but not limited to audiocassettes, videocassettes or digital media and typing in both the required target language(s) and English
  3. Preparing typed English translations from other source media
  4. Performing quality control reviews of completed work
  5. Validating the accuracy of completed translations and transcriptions
  6. Interpreting oral conversations concurrently/simultaneously

Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

1)      Knowledge of Iraqi and Kurdish culture, traditions, and customs is highly desirable.

2)      Experience working in a high-threat environment and experience with U.S. Department of State security operations are strongly preferred.


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Mid Atlantic Professionals Inc., DBA/SSI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all associates without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, sex, age, national origin, or physical disability. The Company is committed to provide reasonable accommodation (including making change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternative format) to qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for a job or to perform a job. To request reasonable accommodation please contact HR Department at Recruitment@groupssi.com or 301-540-8864.




Outside US  

Security Clearance

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