Linguist/ Operational Language Analyst_Senior (Arabic)

Location: Fort Meade, MD

Department: Engineering and Analysis Solutions

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


The Operational Language Analyst forms tasks required to process voice and/or graphic language materials in support of SIGINT Operations.


  • Scanning and sorting/categorizing foreign language material.
  • Performing quality control review of translations and/or transcripts of complex and sophisticated written and/or spoken material.
  • When performed within Cryptologic Operations, the lower level tasks and the following tasks constitute acceptable cryptologic language processing experience: quality control of gists, translations and transcripts; and mentoring language analysts in language processing.
  • Performance of the following tasks constitutes acceptable related language experience: oral interpretation (from the required language into English and vice versa); text translation (from the required language into English and vice versa); audio translation (from the required language into English); audio transcription in the required language; document exploitation that involves gisting/translation (from the required language into English); mentoring language analysts in language processing; and formal teaching of the required language in platform and/or online/distance learning environments.
  • Performance of following tasks constitutes acceptable related cryptologic experience: Within Cryptologic Operations: target development; network analysis; drafting intelligence reports; speaker identification; language identification; and document exploitation involving sorting/ categorizing/ language identification.


  • US government clearance:  Active or Current TS w/ a current SCI or SCI eligibility.
  • Bachelor of Alis (BA)/ Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, or equivalent from other countries.
  • Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Skill Level 3 in Audio Translation Performance  and/or Translation  Performance  from  the  required  language(s)  into idiomatic , standard American English . Scores from the client Civilian Language Test of Record, valid at time of resume submission, may be used as acceptable validation for text translation and audio translation skill level(s). ILR skill level validation shall be documented within two (2) years prior to resume submission.
  • Equivalent of ten (l 0) years full-time combined cryptologic language processing, related language , and/or related cryptologic experience.
  • In lieu of the Bachelor ' s Degree, an additional four (4) years of directly related, applied, practical work experience may be substituted for a total of fourteen (14) years' experience.
  • At least six (6) of the ten (10) years ' experience shall be in performing Cryptologic Operations language processing.
  • At least six (6) of the ten (10) years' experience shall be in the required language(s).
  • At least four (4) of the six (6) years' experience in the required language(s) shall be in cryptologic language processing.
  • At least three (3) of the six (6) years' experience in the required language(s) shall be in translating and/or transcribing, and gisting.
  • At least one (1) of the six (6) years' experience in the required language(s) shall be in performing quality control review of ILR level 3 audio translations and/or text translations.
  • For no more than three (3) of the required ten (10) years' experience, reporting shall be the primary duty.
  • One (1) of the six (6) years ' experience in the required language (s) shall be within six (6) years of resume submission.
  • One (1) year experience typing on an English keyboard.








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