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Somali Linguist - Fort gordon, GA 30905 - US



Job Posting Information
Employer : The Buffalo Group
Job Title : Somali Linguist
Location : Fort gordon, GA 30905 - US
Reference Code :
Job Type : Direct-Hire / Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Clearance Level : Top Secret / SCI
Date Modified : 07-22-2021
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 III Somali Linguist (CAT III)

Reports To: Varies

Purpose of the Position:

Somali linguists will be able to understand the essentials of all speech in a standard dialect and have broad enough vocabulary that he/she rarely has to ask for paraphrasing or explanation. Somali linguists will be able to follow, accurately, the essentials of conversation between educated native speakers. As well as, reasonably make and answer telephone calls, understand radio broadcasts and news stories similar to wire service reports, oral reports, some oral technical reports and public addresses on non-technical subjects.

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:

Native proficiency in the SCRL language is preferred for Category III linguist, but is not required. CAT III linguists shall have professional working proficiency in both the SCRL and English (ILR level 3).

Certifications Required/Preferred:

CAT III linguists must have a TOP SECRET Security Clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI), or who, after prescribed security review, have been granted by the U.S. Government at a minimum, an interim TS clearance with interim access to SCI. 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:

• CAT III linguists must be U.S. citizens
• The United States Government will review each linguist’s background and determine if the linguist shall be allowed to work in that capacity.

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 hours.

Travel:
CONUS Fort Gordon GA.

Overview of Qualifications:

• A good command of Somali, 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 TOP SECRET security clearance with access to Specialized Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
• 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 Africa and Somali-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

703-989-6848
sheilam@thebuffalogroup.com