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Job Title: Japanese Top Secret Cleared Linguist
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, required
Clearance: Active Top Secret, granted by DIA, required
Anticipated Start date: August 2020
Schedule: Full Time; 40 hours per week
Language on Demand, Inc. is a government contracting firm located in Northern Virginia that offers a full range of language/staffing services including translation, interpretation, and Language instruction for federal and commercial clients.
LOD is seeking a Top Secret cleared full-time Japanese linguists to support the U.S federal agency in Tokyo, Japan. We are seeking a candidate who possesses the ability to work independently, as well as cohesively, to provide on-site interpretation, translation services and cultural advisory services in support of operational demands and support requirements. The detailed duties and responsibilities are listed below.
Qualified linguists must:
· Have Associates degree or 2 years of college
· Have experience working in or with the military is desired
· Fluently read, write, speak and understand English
· Score at least a 4/4/3 (Listening, Reading, and Speaking) in Japanese as measured by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT).
· Obtain a score of at least 94 as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT scoring methodology. TOEFL will not apply to native English speakers.
· Possess native proficiency in the Designated Target Language is preferred.
· Provide comprehensive linguist support
· Interact unobtrusively with the local populace
· Function during a level of heightened state of threat, and during extended periods of high pressure and stress.
· Function as an integral number of a team of highly trained professionals, engaging with host nation personnel, foreign national personnel, and members of the local populace outside the confines of any U.S. or Allied facility/base/cantonment.
· Conduct consecutive, accurate translation and summarizations of material, while maintaining integrity and meaning.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Linguists operating in a contingency environment will work up to 84 hours per week. The number of linguists will also increase according to mission needs.
· Responsible for knowing and adhering to the SOFA governing their assigned.
· Provide direct translation services in support of liaison operations, intelligence collection, interrogations, and other force projection operations.
· Independently coordinate, receive, triage, prioritize, screen, translate, transcribe, interpret, report, disseminate, store, and archive captured, seized, or otherwise acquired hardcopy or electronic documents and media.
· Must be able and willing to review raw, unfiltered media.
· Provide the cultural and ethnic context of conversational engagements, and provide information to the supported officers regarding the cultural and ethnic significance of statements, conversations, situations, documents, etc.
· Provide effective and accurate real-time interpretation between English and Japanese, including colloquial, military, and slang words/phrases that may alter meaning
· Attend meetings and provide real-time interpretation support to the government officers engaging with various foreign nationals, and to participate in relevant pre-mission planning and post-mission analysis/debriefings
· Provide cultural familiarization and intercultural awareness advisory support.
· Understand all styles/forms of speech in the target language and English, and have a strong sensitivity to sociolinguistic and cultural references.
· Conduct consecutive interpretations during in-person and telephonic engagements.
· Write effectively in most formal and informal exchanges.
· Quickly visually scan and process a large amount of material for critical and essential elements.
· Understand speech in a standard dialect, including inferences and emotional overtones, while rarely having to ask for paraphrasing or explanation.
· Facilitate tailored language to fit an audience to counsel, persuade, negotiate, and/or represent a point of view based on Government guidance.
· Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. May be required to work more than eight hours per day based on mission requirements.
Salary and Benefits:
· Salary: It will be determined based on an experience.
· 100% Medical/Dental/Vision insurance provided
· Life/STD insurance
To apply, please send a resume to Elizabeth von Groeller at firstname.lastname@example.org (she is working remotely at this time, and using her personal email account). For more information about our company, please visit www.visitlod.com.
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• Help open doors and find ways to increase QED’s name recognition within SC/SA
• Identify key people as well as key organizations to partner within the SC/SA space
• Provide written content for specific sections of the proposals
• Serve as a technical and lead writer for proposals
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Workforce development topics will include:
This Task Order will provide training curriculum requirements, to assist the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD(P)) and the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS). These training courses will build capacity for DISCS’s education and workforce development missions in support of security cooperation workforce competencies and job/tasks, as developed by the DCSA Workforce Development Directorate. Candidate will assist DISCS in developing and updating workforce development curricula based on DoD security cooperation AM&E policy, identified needs, and SC Workforce competencies and job/tasks.
The training team will develop an SC AM&E Practitioners Toolkit for conducting partner assessments and Initiative Design Documents, and a hybrid online and resident AM&E course to support development of workforce capacity. The training team will also provide course instructions for these classes to SC professionals in the National Capital Region, and various CONUS/OCONUS Geographic Combatant Commands, as well as other locations as required. Workforce development curricula must be flexible and adaptable to the training needs of a variety of security cooperation stakeholders and should allow for courses and training modules that vary from one-hour online learning modules, to three-day in-residence courses.
This is a contract position that can be remote outside of the Washington, DC area.
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This individual shall brief decision-makers when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by guaranteeing the transfer of all data, standard operating procedures, and knowledge are transferred to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract.
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