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Senior Chinese Linguist

Location: Bethesda, MD

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

NMEC DLS Sr. Translator

Description

CLGT Solutions, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business focused upon providing professional solutions in the areas of training and talent acquisition.

CLGT is seeking a linguist to provide interpretation, transcription and translation to support critical mission needs of the National Media Exploitation Center, Language Serviced contract.  Work will be mainly performed in the Northern Virginia area; however, functions may need to be performed at off-site locations throughout, as well as potential short-term temporary assignments worldwide, including harsh environments.  This position is for a current opportunity.

Principal Duties & Required Skills

  • Manages terminology and other resources (training aids) for their respective language(s), coordinating with team members to assess gaps and works with project management team to identify ways to address gaps in resources available to the language team;
  • Assists project management team with workflow for the target language, clarifies expectations of tasks for supported translator translators, assigns work according to skills and abilities of team members, monitors status of documents in progress, and provides information pertaining to issues related to resources or meeting deadlines;
  • Works with team to assess individual team skills and domain expertise, maintains and updates the list of domain expertise according to standard operating procedures;
  • Informs DLS leadership and Project Management team of any issues that create a negative impact on the team's ability to provide quality language support;
  • Provides positive and negative feedback as appropriate to enhance the productivity and quality of team members work;
  • Communicates effectively and readily shares knowledge with others;
  • Attends IC forums and Translator/Translation Working Groups, provides feedback and reports to DLS team and DLS leadership to ensure awareness of current best practices in translation, language operations, and use of tools for incorporation into standard operating procedures;
  • Provide professional level translations, gists, and summaries of a wide range of general and technical materials;
  • Maintain the integrity and meaning of the material through translations;
  • Translate general and technical material to and from a Target Language and English;
  • Possess a thorough understanding of IC transliteration guidelines and directives as appropriate for languages written in other scripts;
  • Perform research to better understand and convey context and meaning of technical and other domain specific translations;
  • Use SDL TRADOS translation memory and terminology management capabilities to accomplish translation assignments;
  • Create, develop, and share resources/terminology with team members to improve overall quality of documents;
  • Upon receipt of documents, provide accurate estimates to workflow team regarding the amount of time required to accomplish translations and other tasks;
  • Communicate with workflow team to identify any issues with meeting deadlines or quality standard as early as possible in the translation process;
  • Notify project management team of any additional resources needed to perform translations adequately (additional dictionaries, tools, etc.);
  • Possess a working knowledge of NMEC SOPs and standards for translation

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen and possess a TS/SCI clearance
  • SDL Certification for linguists Level 1: Understanding of the basic translation functions of SDL Trados Studio required after security approval, prior to beginning work on the contract, or have attended CAT tool training at an accredited US University that provide this training such as the University of Maryland or the Middlebury Institute for International Studies;
  • Have formal training and/or education in translation or have at least 10 years of experience translating;
  • Demonstrate at least 5 years of interpreting experience in either consecutive or simultaneous interpreting;
  • Demonstrate formal education and/or training in interpreting;
  • Be familiar with ISO and ASTM standards for interpreting;
  • Possess awareness of professional interpreter protocols, behavior, and standards of dress for interpreting assignments;
  • Demonstrate translation experience in at least one specialized domain;
  • Possess strong online and general research skills;
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university;
  • Score a minimum level 4 according to ILR scale for certain language testing
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); Experience in word processing, typing, editing, and using office machines;
  • Shall possess a working knowledge of the U.S. Intelligence Community and/or military services
  • Shall have the physical and mental capacity to function in a high operational tempo and in crisis situations;
  • Shall possess solid time-management and organizational skills, to effectively handle multiple tasks under pressure within a fast-paced environment

CLGT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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