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Cleared Consecutive or Simultaneous Interpreters/Translators

Location: Capital Region, VA

Department: DOS NEA (IRAQ)

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Simultaneous or Consecutive Interpreter/Translator, Task Order Program Manager


CLGT Solutions, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business focused upon providing professional solutions in the areas of training and talent acquisition.  This position is not a current opportunity; it is for a proposal requirement.

CLGT Solutions is seeking individuals fluent in various languages (see list below) and English to perform in various positions that require translation and interpretation skills. The position descriptions listed below are just for reference; not every position will require all the essential duties, roles and responsibilities listed below.

These positions will be in support of the Department of State efforts, domestic and abroad, in Near East Asia and South-Central Asia countries.

Languages that may be required are American Sign Language, Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, Urdu, Hindi, French, Hebrew, Pashto, Dari/Farsi, Turkish, Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali, Kazakh, Turkmen and others.

Essential Duties, Roles & Responsibilities

  • As a Conference Interpreter, you will work in formal settings and are expected to express each part of a concept in a way that would normally be expressed by an educated, competent public speaker
  • As a Simultaneous Interpreter, you must faithfully express the speaker’s intent while working in the simultaneous mode (using equipment, voiceover or whisper techniques); must also demonstrate the ability to interpret in the consecutive mode
  • As a Consecutive Interpreter, you must work in the consecutive mode and be capable of conveying a minimum of one sentence at a time accurately, after hearing it in full, without using notes
  • As a Translator, you must prepare a full and faithful translation, requiring limited research and formatted in the manner prescribed by the client; language quality must be appropriate to the complexity of the source material and require little editing for clarity, consistency and readability; standard nouns of grammar, spelling and punctuation must be observed
  • As a Monitor, you will listen to audio recordings and capture the content with sufficient accuracy and completeness, then summarize the contents in clear and comprehensible English
  • As a Transcriber, you will prepare full and faithful transcriptions in required language(s) of audiotapes of formal proceedings, television and/or radio broadcasts, or intercepts of telephone or radio traffic
  • As a General Linguist, you must be capable of interpreting, translating and transcribing in required language(s) to relate accurately the full and faithful meaning of written documents or oral presentations in clear and comprehensible English
  • As a Language Analyst, you will monitor discussion forums and transcribe content; provide assistance and guidance on drat and translated messages to be sent to or posted on forums; support Press spokespersons as requested; and assist with translations of talking points, print interviews, etc.

Education, Experience, & Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have, at minimum, an active Secret clearance; most positions require an active Top-Secret clearance
  • Must be fluent in speaking, reading, writing Arabic or Arabic/Kurdish, and English
  • Must be willing to take, and able to pass, Interagency Language Round Table (ILR) tests with a level 4/4, in the Target Language and English, for Speaking and Reading; additional testing for Listening and Writing may be required
  • Must have the ability to understand basic elements of speech in a standard dialect
  • Must have the ability to comprehend slang and colloquial expressions in the required foreign language(s) and translate them into their English equivalent
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure to meet specific deadlines
  • Must have basic typing/word processing skills of at least 30 wpm
  • Must have the ability to understand requirements necessary to perform specific tasks being processed and produces
  • Must have one of the following:
    • A Bachelor’s degree with:
      • Major Study of the Target language from an English-speaking college or university; or,
      • Major Study of English from a college or university in a foreign country
    • Specialized experience with:
      • Two (2) or more years’ experience in translating, interpreting, or other work requiring the use of English and the Target language(s); or,
      • Combination of work (that required English and other Target language(s)) and training at the Defense Language Institute (DLI), Foreign Service Institute (FSI), or comparable training institute

 Work Environment

 This position requires frequent standing or siting, frequent speaking, and use of office-type equipment.  This position requires you to work and live in a hazardous environment.

 Physical Demands

 In order to qualify for this position, the employee must meet the customers’ mandated fitness standards; the customer reserves the right to approval all contract personnel for deployment.  Medical screening will be performed prior to deployment. 

 Position Type & Hours of Work

 This is a full-time position.  Work will generally be six (6) days per week, ten to twelve (10-12) hours per day.


 This position is located in Iraq. 

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

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