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Parsons Corporation Linguist in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Ready to put your skills to work on Technical or Engineering projects? Are you great with people and have willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking a candidate with a desire to enhance the fabric of our community.

Role(s) & Responsibilities

The Linguist interprets and translates local languages and dialects to English language as well as provides expertise on societal and cultural dynamics.

Candidates should have demonstrated experience:

  • Providing expert understanding and interpretation of local socio-political, religious, and ethnic diversity and customs

  • Translating, interpreting, and analyzing oral and written material in local language (to include reports, raw data, briefings, and conversations) and be capable of providing written and oral translations in English

  • Providing assessments, transcription, translation, interpretation, cultural advisement, and media analysis while being capable to:

(1) comprehending both the source language and English as spoken and written

(2) speaking both of these languages

(3) choosing an expression in English that fully conveys and best matches the meaning of the source language

(4) having familiarity with the cultural context of both languages

(5) having knowledge of terminology in specialized fields

(6) researching in source languages and writing a comprehensive assessment in English

Required Qualifications:

Degree in language, culture, history, sociology, anthropology or related field

Journeyman Level - BA/BS +3-10 yrs. experience; MA/MS + 1-8 yrs. experience; 7-14 yrs. experience without degree

Senior Level - MA/MS and 10+ yrs. experience; BA/BS and 12+ yrs. experience; 14+ yrs. experience without degree

SME Level - MA/MS and 15+ yrs. experience. Has exceptional, highly unique expertise. Recognized industry leader / expert

Experience translating, interpreting, and analyzing oral and written materials from the local language into English

Being fluent in both the local language and English

Expertise in culture of the region

Experience performing duties outlined within the Role(s) & Responsibilities specifications

Ability to obtain a US Government security clearance

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off and 401K.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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