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Pashto Linguist - Afghanistan



Job Posting Information
Employer : The Buffalo Group
Job Title : Pashto Linguist
Location : Afghanistan
Reference Code :
Job Type : Direct-Hire / Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Clearance Level : Secret
Date Modified : 12-11-2018
Salary : (not listed)
Additional Salary Information :
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager) 2+ Years of Experience
Education Level : High School or Equivalent
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Job Description


Primary Title: Category II Pashto/ Dari Linguist (CAT II)

Reports To: Varies

Purpose of the Position:

CAT II linguists shall have native proficiency in the SCRL (ILR level 3 to 5) and a working proficiency in English (ILR level 2+). CAT II linguists shall be U.S. citizens who have submitted to a security interview by Government designated personnel.

Principle Responsibilities of the Position:

• Providing transcription and analyzing verbal communications.
• Perform document exploitation; scanning, research, and analyze foreign language documents for key information.
• Translate and analyze foreign language documents.

Responsibilities May Include:
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Management Responsibility:
N/A

Education Required/Preferred:

Category II linguists shall have proficiency in the SCRL (ILR level 3 to 5) and a working proficiency in English (ILR level 2+)

Certifications Required/Preferred:

CAT II linguists will be granted interim access to SECRET by the Defense Security Service or other designated U.S. Government Personnel Security authority for the specific purpose of providing support under this contract. This interim access is not transferable to other government contracts or agencies.

Experience Required/Preferred:

• Familiarity with and ability to conduct oneself in accordance with the local culture and customs.
• Willingness to work shifts and extended hours in support of 24 x 7 Operations.
• Previous operational experience as linguist in support of government operations.

Special Knowledge/Skills Required/Preferred:
• Category II linguists shall be U.S. citizens

USA FLSA Designation:
N/A

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

• Linguists are required to work shifts for missions that support 24 x 7 operations, normally 40 hour work weeks will be required, but times of contingency could require extra

Travel:
Located in Afghanistan

Overview of Qualifications:
• A good command of Pashto, as well as strong verbal and written American English skills (grammar, vocabulary, idioms, spelling).
• A 2/2 or higher listening/reading comprehension rating according to the ILR scale and as measured by the DLPT or comparable language test.
• Must possess a SECRET security clearance.
• Familiarity with and ability to conduct oneself in accordance with the local culture and customs.
• Willingness to work shifts and extended hours in support of 24 x 7 Operations.
• A thorough knowledge of cultural, economic, geopolitical, and military issues of the Mid East and Pashto-speaking countries within that region is desired.
• Previous operational experience as linguist in support of government operations, military and or NSA.
• An ability to operate standard and specialized office automation equipment to process foreign language material.

The Buffalo Group is an equal-opportunity employer

Apply on-line or contact us directly
703-989-6846
Sheilam@thebuffalogroup.com