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Expert Translator - 17266 at HII-Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Inc.

Posted in Military/Defense 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Reston, Virginia

Job Description:

HII-Mission Driven Innovative Solution (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII-MDIS is currently seeking qualified candidates to support an upcoming anticipated contract. We are seeking to build a cadre of experienced and interested personnel to fulfil contract obligations upon award. HII-MDIS requests only applicants that meet job requisition requirements apply. Qualified candidates will be contacted for additional information.

HII-MDIS is currently seeking cleared Expert Level Translators to work out of our customer location in Northern Virginia.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • The Expert Translator shall possess core linguist skills and are proficient in reading, listening to, and comprehending one of the foreign languages identified in the below with the primary objective of translation into English. These personnel shall be called Translators. Translators shall be responsible for accurate translations and summaries of foreign languages. They shall communicate in English orally and in writing. They shall translate in accordance with designated style and quality standards. All US-based contractor personnel submitted for translator positions shall take the language translation performance test.

  • The Expert Translator performs the full range of activities in processing material or participating in situations requiring a superior professional capability (A score of 5 for translation into English on the ILR scale) in requisite professional disciplines.

  • A translator at the Expert level can successfully translate virtually all texts, including those where lack of linguistic and cultural parallelism between the source language and the target language requires precise congruity judgments and the ability to apply a translation methodology.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required –

  • At least, 5 or more years’ experience working in translation/linguist services

  • A score of 5 for translation into English on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale.

  • Language ability in one of the following languages: Chinese-Cantonese; Chinese-Mandarin (all dialects); Chinese-Shanghai/Wu; Chinese-Fukien/Taiwanese;

  • US Citizen

  • BA/BS Degree with either/or Foreign Affairs, Language, History, Economics, Journalism  concentration

  • At least one year experience in either/or translation, journalism, foreign affairs, or editing

Preferred –

  • Experience in the Intelligence Community

  • Experience with multiple IC organizations


  • Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI w/ Poly.

  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

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