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Farsi Linguist/Translator


Job Requisition:Farsi Linguist/Translator

Job Description:

Leidos is currently soliciting experienced and highly qualified linguists in various languages. The linguist will perform a full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations requiring a general professional capability as follows: 



  • Can accurately translate reports/texts in electronic and hard-copy formats that not only contain facts but also some abstract language showing an ability to capture intended implications and many nuances. 
  • Can generally capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text. Word choice and expression generally adhere to target language (TL) norms and means of expression specific to subject field (s) and are strong enough to allow translator to operate successively in that field.


  • Able to interpret accurately. Normally consecutive interpretation is needed, but on rare occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested 
  • Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects. 


  • Reviews audio or internet materials, transcribes with high degree of accuracy and expression. 
  • Must possess excellent English-language written communication skills for preparing reports. 
  • Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects. 


  • Is able to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts. 
  • Can triage documentation to isolate pertinent and nuanced info. 
  • Master use of reference materials. Must possess computer skills; including MS Office, to be able to produce written translations and products and sufficient internet skills that will allow basic research on the Web. 
  • Must possess excellent English-language verbal communication skills for giving briefings. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Security Clearance Requirements: TS/SCI with Poly
  • Bachelor’s degree or additional experience in lieu of degree and 4 - 8 years of additional experience
  • Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) requirement: minimum of 2/2 (Listening/Reading)
  • Knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community, military, cryptologic, law enforcement experience 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Target and English, 
  • Linguists who are proficient in multiple languages are strongly desired. 

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:Yes

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Language


Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Fort Meade, Maryland
United States
Not Specified
Job Number:

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