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Mission Essential is looking for qualified Linguists to support USSOCOM Linguist Support Services contract. 


·       Linguists are required to read, write, listen, and speak with clearance and concise grammar and pronunciation in Hausa, Arabic, Tamachek and English.  Positions will require the ability to perform the following:

-        DOCEX: document translation

-        Audio Translation: listening to recorded or real-time audio and translating

-        Verbal Translation: verbal translation with locals, law enforcement, military, government officials, etc.

-        Cultural Awareness: provide cultural knowledge in translation, interpretation, training or other mission support requirements.

·       Linguists will be assigned to a specific country but based on mission requirements; they can be required to complete temporary duty assignment work.

·       Linguist must be willing to go on missions and be physically fit to perform duties required;

·       Must be able to function effectively for extended periods, including high pressure and stress.

·       Must be able to think quickly and deal with issues in a timely and appropriate manner

·       Must be willing and able to change tasks and mission requirements at a moment’s notice.

·       Must be willing to live and work in extreme, austere, and harsh conditions.

·       Must be willing able to drive a vehicle if necessary

Minimum Requirements

·       Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds over your head

·       Walk at lead 3 miles in rough terrain

·       Carry 30+ pound backpack and gear without issue

·       Typing ability with basic computer skills, use of Microsoft Operating Systems

·       Must be a U.S. Citizen

·       Must be able to obtain a Secret level or higher clearance

·       Must pass all language testing in target language and English (Read, Write, Speak, Listen)

·       Must pass medical clearance requirements

·       Must be able to obtain a country clearance/visa, if applicable 

Must be approved by the end user
Desired Requirements

·       Deployed Linguist Experience with the U.S. Department of Defense

·       Special Skills Training (parachuting, rappelling, fast rope, etc)

Experience working with Special Operation Forces (SOF)
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