Location: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Open Date:1/23/20 Close Date:1/23/21 Description Lukos is looking for qualified Linguists to support USSOCOM Linguist Support Services contract. Linguists are required to read, write, listen, and speak with clearance and concise grammar and pronunciation in Pashto, Dari, and English. Positions will require the ability to perform the following:
DOCEX: document translation
Audio Translation: listening to recorded or real-time audio and translating
Verbal Translation: verbal translation with locals, law enforcement, military, government officials, etc.
Cultural Awareness: provide cultural knowledge in translation, interpretation, training or other mission support requirements.
Linguists will be assigned to a specific country, however based on mission requirements; they can be required to complete temporary duty assignment work.
Linguist must be willing to go on missions and be physically fit to perform duties required;
Must be able to function effectively for extended periods, including high pressure and stress
Must be able to think quickly and deal with issues in a timely and appropriate manner
Must be willing and able to change tasks and mission requirements at a moment’s notice.
Must be willing to live and work in extreme, austere, and harsh conditions.
Must be willing able to drive a vehicle if necessary
Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds over your head
Walk at least 3 miles in rough terrain
Carry 30+ pound backpack and gear without issue
Typing ability with basic computer skills, use of Microsoft Operating Systems
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be able to obtain a Secret government clearance.
Must pass all language testing in target language and English (Read, Write, Speak, Listen)
Must pass medical clearance requirements
Must be able to obtain a country clearance/visa, if applicable
Must be approved by the end user
Deployed Linguist Experience with the U.S. Department of Defense
Special Skills Training (parachuting, rappelling, fast rope, etc)
Experience working with Special Operation Forces (SOF)
We deliver professional services to the Department of Defense
Lukos, founded in 2008, is a small business headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
Our core focus areas include support to acquisition programs, technical and engineering advice, training and operations support, logistics planning, maximizing human performance, and healthcare advice. We have ongoing experience working with special operations forces, acquisition program offices, and major joint commands.
Lukos has been one of the most successful and most diversified support companies for US Special Operations Command and its components since 2010.
Since our founding, we have grown to support all five services and federal civilian agencies. Lukos is operating in eight states and several foreign countries and continues to grow into new markets.
About Our Name: Lukos is ancient Greek for “wolf”. The characteristics of the wolf match our approach to national security. The wolf is known for cunning, aggression, patience, and teamwork. An individual wolf is a smart, strong, resilient animal, but the true strength of wolves is their ability to work together as a wolfpack. Kipling said it best in The Law of the Jungle.
"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack."
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